Fiesta Chicken With Barley and Brown Rice (Crock Pot)

Recipe by Vino Girl
READY IN: 7hrs 20mins




  • Sprinkle chicken with pepper and lightly brown in a large nonstick skillet, 5 minutes on each side.
  • Place onion, chipotle pepper, and garlic in the crock pot, followed by the chicken.
  • Pour tomato juice over the chicken.
  • Sprinkle chicken with cumin, chili powder, and more black pepper.
  • Pour canned tomatoes & green chilis over chicken.
  • Cover and cook on low for 4-5 hours.
  • Remove chicken, and stir uncooked rice and barley into the slow cooker (check the dryness at this time, too, and add some water or other liquid in if you need to).
  • Place chicken back on top and continue to cook on low for 1 1/2 - 2 1/2 more hours until grains are tender but not overdone.
  • Serve with cheese and sour cream, if desired.