Winter Vegetable Stew with Chicken and Barley

Winter Vegetable Stew with Chicken and Barley

by: Meghan Augsburger | .
Stripes Europe | .
published: January 30, 2017
A steamy bowl of this hearty vegetable soup with shredded chicken and tender barley will help stave off even the stubbornest winter chill.

Ingredients

48 oz
chicken broth
2  
garlic cloves (minced)
2 t
Italian seasoning
   
salt and pepper (to taste)
2  
bay leaves
12 oz
chicken breast
3⁄4 c
regular barley (not quick cooking)
1  
medium onion (chopped)
4 c
leafy green (kale, Swiss chard, spinach, etc.)
1  
large potato (cubed)
1  
large turnip (cubed)
3  
carrots (sliced)

Preparation

Cook time: 360 Prep time: 30 Yield: 4 Servings
  1. Mix chicken broth, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, pepper and bay leaves in crock pot or large pot.
  2. Add chicken breast, barley, onions, leafy greens, potatoes, turnips and carrots. Press vegetables into broth; avoid stirring.
  3. Cook on low 5 to 6 hours or until barley is completely cooked.
  4. After cooking, remove bay leaves and chicken breast.
  5. Shred chicken and place back in crock pot. Stir and serve. 
Source: Adapted from Crock Pot Chicken and Barley Vegetable Stew by www.iowagirleats.com