I love coming home to a rich, hearty stew at the end of the day. This one is well-seasoned, a breeze to put together, and hearty enough to satiate.
In the crock of a slow cooker, place the barley, lentils, carrots, and chicken. Season with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle the chopped onion over the surface and pour in the broth.
Cook on high for 4 hours or low for 6 hours. (If you like your stew more soupy, add an additional 1/2 to 1 cup of broth at the end of the cooking time.)