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Chicken and Barley Stew

Comfort food is always welcomed any time of the year. This easy chicken and barley stew is the perfect dinner option for a hearty and healthy meal.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time6 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Keyword: Chicken, Crockpot, Slow cooker
Servings: 4


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 chicken tights without skin
  • ½ onion. Chopped
  • 2 carrots chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ ground coriander
  • ½ cayenne
  • Pepper and salt
  • 1 can diced tomatoes 14 oz
  • 1/3 cup pearl barley
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup green olives pitted
  • Parsley


  • Heat olive oil in a pan over high heat. Cook chicken on both sides until brown and remove from pan.
  • Add onions to the pan and cook for about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and the spices. Cook for another minute, until fragrant.
  • Place the onions, carrots mixture in your slow cooker. Add the chicken, diced tomatoes, spices and ½ cup of water and mix well.
  • Cook for 5 hours on slow.
  • Add barley and raisins and cook for another hour.
  • Add olives and serve with chopped parsley.