Fiesta Chicken With Barley and Brown Rice (Crock Pot)
440 mins (prep 20, cooking 420)
18 ingredients
3 servings
I came up with this when I couldn't decide between chicken cacciatore or something more Tex-Mex. I also wanted a "real" meal without having to work too hard at it. We really enjoyed this. Other cuts of chicken can be used, although I recommend staying away from boneless skinless breasts because I think they tend to dry out in a slow cooker. Since every one's crock pots heat differently and grains can be tricky to cook in a CP, you may have to fool a little bit with the timing on the rice and barley. You could also make that separately and just add it in at serving time. Cooked the way I did it, it almost had a risotto-like texture to it.

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Serving Size (172.3 g)
Servings 3
Amount per Serving
Calories 60.71 Calories from Fat 7.47
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.83g 3.82%
Saturated Fat 0.16g 2.43%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 418.41mg 52.3%
Total Carbohydrate 13.58g 13.58%
Dietary Fiber 3.4 g 40.82%
Sugars 6.59 g %
Protein 2.21g 13.26%
Vitamin A 1827.91IU% Vitamin C 21.01mg%
Calcium 44.32mg% Iron 1.38mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
chicken breast halves, diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, chipotle chile, ground cumin, fresh ground black pepper