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Chicken Barley Slow Cooker Casserole

This chicken barley slow cooker casserole is a very easy and yummy dish for babies and toddlers. I like to slice the carrots and zucchini so that my son can pick it up and eat it with his hands. This is the first time I have cooked anything with Pearl barley and it is delicious. Has a beautiful texture and nutty flavour. Just soak it in water for 6-8 hours and then cook in boiling water for half an hour. Yum!


  • 2 tsp Thyme (dried)
  • 1 tsp Rosemary (dried)
  • 2 tsp Parsley (dried)
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 Cup Chicken Stock (salt reduced)
  • 1 Cup water
  • 500g Chicken Thighs
  • 1 medium onion diced finely
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 3 Carrots diced or sliced as you prefer
  • 1 small Zucchini diced or sliced as you prefer
  • Pearl Barley to serve


  1. Brown chicken in frying pan and place in slow cooker
  2. Brown onions in frying pan, add garlic and stir.
  3. Add onions and remaining ingredients in slow cooker
  4. Cook on low for 8 hours
  5. Serve with Pearl Barley