This chicken broth is delicious, light yet filling and the root vegetables are interchangeable according to season and availability.

If you don’t own a slow cooker, there are a number of guidelines you can work with to ensure this dish comes out just as well from the oven:

  • Use about a third more stock than this recipe states.
  • For step 2, preheat the oven to 163 degrees Celcius. Cover the food with a lid, put in the oven and leave to cook for 1 hour. Once you have removed the chicken, cook veg and barley for a further 15 minutes.