Chicken and leeks simmer with barley and carrots in this easy-going Scottish stew.
INGREDIENTS (for 5 servings):
- 1 (2 to 3 pound) whole chicken, cut into pieces
- 1/2 cup sliced carrots
- 1 cup barley
- 2 1/2 cups water
- 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 leek, sliced
In a large pot combine the chicken, carrots, barley, water, bouillon and salt and pepper to taste. Bring all to a boil. Reduce heat, cover and let simmer for 30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink inside. Skim broth as needed.
Remove chicken from pot and add leeks. Bring back to a boil; reduce heat, cover and let simmer another 15 minutes or so, until thickened.
Meanwhile, skin and debone the cooked chicken. Return chicken meat to thickened stew and cook for about 5 minutes to heat through. Serve hot.