Slow Cooker Chicken Barley Stew

Slow Cooker Chicken Barley Stew

Slow Cooker Chicken Barley Stew

32 oz low-fat, low-sodium chicken broth
1 tbsp garlic, minced
1 tsp garlic sea salt
1/2 tbsp thyme
1/2 tbsp basil
1/2 tbsp cilantro
1/4 tbsp dill
2 bay leaves
1/2 tbsp fresh ground black pepper
12 oz boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed (uncooked)
1/2 cup uncooked black-eyed peas, rinsed and picked through
1/2 cup barley
1 medium sweet onion, cubed
20 oz potatoes, peeled and cubed
10 oz carrots (3 large), peeled and cut into 1/2-inch slices

Directions: Fill a slow cooker with broth, 8 oz water, garlic, herbs and pepper. Add chicken, peas and barley, then layer onion, potatoes and carrots overtop. Liquid should just cover vegetables. Do not stir.
Allow to simmer at least 4 to 6 hours. Remove bay leaves and stir before serving.

Serves: 8 (About 1 Cup/Serving)
Exchanges: 1 Carb, 1 Vegetable, 3 Extra Lean Protein, 1 Fat

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