Aaaaand we're back to stew. Because sometimes, it's just necessary to life. The weather went gray (yes!) so it was definitely time for some warming, filling, (and healthy!), Chicken and Barley Stew. Made from scratch with plenty of veggies and flavorful herbs to go around, you won't believe how easy this meal is to make.
Super thick and filling, this stew greatly benefits from the use of chicken thighs as opposed to chicken breasts. Don't get me wrong, if you've got leftover chicken breast, feel free to use that instead! Chicken and Barley Stew is a great way to use up leftovers by the by. BUT if you're going all out, I've included how to start from scratch with chicken thighs in the recipe. I find the use of thighs in a chicken stew adds more flavor and helps thicken up the broth a bit.
Did I mention this is a one pot thing? I know most stews are but nevertheless, I just LOVE a one pot meal. Cook everything in the same pot and BOOM! Chicken and Barley Stew with less mess. Nothing gets easier than that 🙂Print