Chicken, Pea & Barley Slow Cooker Recipe

  • 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


Diane White
Diane White


The Buff Food Blog is updated every Thursday in collaboration with the Buff Mom, Diane. A lot of the recipes you'll find here every week is what the Buff Dudes consumed growing up, transforming them from a couple of simple 'dudes' into BUFF DUDES. In addition to her food recipes she is the one primarily in charge of all orders and customer service for our website so if you get a chance, say hi!