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Leeks and carrots add a fresh-from-the-garden note to chewy barley and tender chicken in this satisfying main dish stew recipe.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

248 calories; protein 21.6g; carbohydrates 27.5g; dietary fiber 6.2g; sugars 2.6g; fat 6g; saturated fat 1.2g; cholesterol 62.7mg; vitamin a iu 3700.3IU; vitamin c 3mg; folate 26.8mcg; calcium 34.1mg; iron 2.3mg; magnesium 65.9mg; potassium 406.3mg; sodium 557.7mg.