Slow-Cooked Chicken, Sausage, Root Vegetable & Barley Stew
I’m starting to use my slow-cooker a lot more these days. Its great for when i’m out all day and back late from training, as usually at this point I have very little energy or enthusiasm to cook, and I’m usually already starving. If I prepare it in the morning and leave it to cook all day, then when I come home its there ready and waiting. The beauty of a slow-cooked stew is that literally anything can go in it. Its perfect for using up lots of vegetables, which is why there are so many in this recipe. Barley is also a great carbohydrate source to cook in a slow-cooker as it doesn’t disintegrate and go mushy like other carb sources such as rice or pasta. It is not recommendable to cook either of these in a slow cooker. You could swap barley for potato if you like or add it instead of any of the other vegetables. Its so versitile and flexible that you can just put your own spin on it and use my ingredients list as guidance.