Mushroom Barley Chicken
Place all the ingredients of this tasty recipe in a slow-cooker and come home to the aroma and flavor of old-fashioned 'chicken-in-the-pot' goodness.
1 tablespoon butter or margarine
2 pounds chicken pieces
2 cups sliced mushrooms
1 cup medium pearled barley
2 medium (1 cup) carrots, chopped
1 medium (1/2 cup) onion, chopped
1 rib (1/2 cup) celery, chopped
1 (14.5-ounce) can chicken broth
1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 bay leaf
- Melt butter in 12-inch skillet until sizzling; add chicken pieces. Cook over medium-high heat, turning occasionally, until browned (5 to 7 minutes). Drain off fat.
- Place all remaining ingredients in slow cooker. Add chicken; stir. Cover; cook on Low heat setting for 6 to 8 hours, or High heat setting for 3 to 4 hours or until chicken and barley are tender.
Makes 6 servings.