Crock Pot French-Ish Chicken & Barley

READY IN: 2hrs 45mins
Recipe by Elmotoo

A lovely assortment of yummy flavors started on the stove & finished in the crockpot so the flavors all mellllld together! p.s. If you eat the bacon bits, just cook up the other 1/2lb!

Top Review by mersaydees

This is fabulous. My DH, who can't get over barley that's not in soup, did not get this concept; I boldly told him that I can get another husband! I made as directed -- the French way -- sans crockpot -- and couldn't be happier with the results! Could be happier with the DH, but that's another story! Lol! Made for Aussie Make My Recipe tag game.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In heavy skillet, on low heat, cook diced bacon slowly until very crisp. Drain & set aside. Reserve 1/2c drippings!
  2. In a medium saucepan, bring 2c chicken broth & 1c barley to a boil. Reduce heat & simmer about 20 minutes until soft & liquid is absorbed. Set aside.
  3. Season chicken thighs with salt & pepper. Fry in bacon fat, on medium low heat, skin side down, until very browned. Turn & cook 5 minutes longer. Set aside.
  4. Saute chopped leeks, carrots & celery in drippings. Add Herbs de Provence.
  5. Put sauteed vegetables into crock pot. Add cooked barley. Add 1c barley & stir. Place chicken on top.
  6. Cook on high 1 hours until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Add reserved crispy bacon, stir, cook another 15 minutes.
  7. Enjoy!

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