Chicken, Barley, and Leek Stew
In a large skillet cook chicken in hot oil until browned on all sides. In a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker combine chicken, chicken broth, barley, leeks, carrots, dried basil, and pepper.Advertisement
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours or on high-heat setting for 2 to 2 1/2 hours or until barley is tender. If desired, sprinkle with fresh basil or parsley before serving.
Tip: For easy cleaning, line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.
1/2 vegetable, 1 1/2 starch, 2 1/2 lean meat