Chicken and barley stew

A traditional-style one pot dish that’s packed with flavour and makes a great winter warmer. This is from our One Pot cookbook, out now! 

Makes: 2
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 35 minutes
SmartPoints: 3 per serving, 5 per recipe

Ingredients
400ml vegetable stock, made with 1 cube
1 bay leaf
20g pearl barley, washed
1 celery stick, chopped
1 carrot, chopped
1 leek, trimmed and chopped
120g cooked skinless, boneless chicken breast
Finely chopped fresh chives, to garnish

  • Put the stock and bay leaf in a lidded pan and bring to the boil. Add the pearl barley, bring back to the boil, cover and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the vegetables, return to the boil, then cover and simmer for a further 15 minutes or until the pearl barley is just tender.
  • Shred the chicken breast and add to the pan to warm through for a couple of minutes. Season to taste and serve in large bowls, garnished with chopped chives.