Chicken, Pea & Barley Slow Cooker Recipe

June 17, 2016 0 Comments

Chicken, Pea & Barley Slow Cooker Recipe

Another fantastic Slow Cooker recipe. So easy, so few ingredients, so delicious! This will be one to make when you are home trying to catch up on house work, laundry, homework or anything else other than food preparation.

Twenty minutes or less for prep work, then let the slow cooker do the rest.  You'll be ready to eat in less than four hours.


  • 6 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 medium Yellow Onion (sliced thin)
  • 4-6 Cloves of Garlic (minced)
  • 1 cup/200g Pearl Barley (uncooked)
  • 2 1/2 cup/600ml Chicken Broth (low sodium)
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 2 cup/360g frozen Peas (thawed)
  • Handful of fresh Parsley (chopped)


This is SO simple.

First, heat up a large frying pan on medium/high heat.  Drizzle just a bit of oil.  Salt and Pepper both sides of the Chicken breasts and fry them up to 5 minutes on each side.  

You want a golden crisp look.

While your chicken is frying, you can thinly

slice your onion and mince your garlic.

We like to turn our Slow cooker on High and basically heat up while we are doing all of this.

Now, you'll put your uncooked Pearled Barley in the slow cooker first, followed by the onions and garlic.  

Pour the broth over all of this.


Your chicken should be ready by now. Place the chicken breasts on top.


Now you just place the lid on and cook on LOW for 2 1/2 hours.

We turn our Stove top timer on. So once that goes off after 2 1/2 hours, thats when we add

the peas and chopped parsley.

Gently stir them in.  You want the peas to be covered enough to heat up.

Go ahead and turn off your slow cooker, place the lid back on and wait for maybe 10 to 15 minutes (if the peas were still semi-frozen). 

That's it!  Time to dig in. We hope you like this as much as we do.  :0)


There are Six servings of one 4oz/112g Chicken Breast with approximately 3/4 cup of Pea & Barley mixture.

Each serving contains:

  • Calories           295
  • Fat                   3.5g
  • Carbs               33g
  • Sugar               1.5g
  • Protein             28g


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