Chicken and Barley Stew

READY IN: 1hr 50mins
Recipe by JustJanS

I found a recipe on the internet then altered it to suit us. It's very much comfort food and very yummy.

Top Review by morgainegeiser

This was a nice recipe, but mine came out quite runny, I think the next time I make it I will use less chicken stock. I enjoyed the pearl barley, it turned out tender and a nice match with the chicken. I also felt it needed more veggies - made two carrots and more peas. But it definitely had a nice flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 160c.
  2. Heat the oil(in an oven proof pan) over a medium heat, add the onion, bacon, garlic, celery and carrot and cook gently, stirring for a few minutes until the onion is softened. Remove from the heat.
  3. Sprinkle over the pearl barley and scatter the thyme sprigs over.
  4. Combine the paprika, salt and pepper and sprinkle the mix over the chicken cutlet. Lay these over the veg/barley mix. Pour over the stock.
  5. Cover and cook in the oven 1 1/2 hours or until the chicken is very tender and barley has absorbed most of the water.
  6. Remove the chicken to a plate, remove the twigs of the thyme, add in the peas, sour cream and parsley. Return the chicken to the pan and pop back in the oven for a few minutes to heat through then serve.
  7. Nice with steamed veg-we had cauliflower and silverbeet (swiss chard) with ours.

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