Recipe Sifter

  • Start Here
    • Course
    • Main Ingredient
    • Cuisine
    • Preparation
    • Occasion
    • Diet
    • Nutrition

Select () or exclude () categories to narrow your recipe search.


As you select categories, the number of matching recipes will update.

Make some selections to begin narrowing your results.
  • Calories
  • Amount per serving
    1. Total Fat
    2. Saturated Fat
    3. Polyunsat. Fat
    4. Monounsat. Fat
    5. Trans Fat
  • Cholesterol
  • Sodium
  • Potassium
  • Total Carbohydrates
    1. Dietary Fiber
    2. Sugars
  • Protein
  • Vitamin A
  • Vitamin B6
  • Vitamin B12
  • Vitamin C
  • Calcium
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Magnesium
  • Alcohol
  • Caffeine
  • Find exactly what you're looking for with the web's most powerful recipe filtering tool.

    You are in: Home / Recipes / Chicken and Barley Chili Recipe
    Lost? Site Map

    Chicken and Barley Chili

    Chicken and Barley Chili. Photo by PaulaG

    1/1 Photo of Chicken and Barley Chili

    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    1 hr 15 mins

    25 mins

    50 mins

    pattikay in L.A.'s Note:

    I found this recipe on the back of a box of barley and thought it was a winner. I've tweaked it a bit, naturally, and expect you to do the same. (Recipes are like the pirate code, right? "Mostly guidelines")

    • Save to Recipe Box

    • Add to Grocery List

    • Print

    • Email

    My Private Note



    Units: US | Metric


    1. 1
      In a 4-qt saucepan or Dutch oven, cook onion and garlic in oil till onion is tender.
    2. 2
      Add remaining ingredients except chicken.
    3. 3
      Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low.
    4. 4
      Cover and simmer 40 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add more water or stock if it seems too thick.
    5. 5
      Add cooked chicken; continue simmering 5-10 minutes till chicken is heated through and barley is tender.
    6. 6
      Taste to adjust seasonings - I'm sure I add more chili powder and cumin than this calls for, maybe a touch of oregano.
    7. 7
      Salt is up to you - always easier to add it at the end than start with too much.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 08, 2012


      This was easy and delicious! Best part was that my young kiddos loved it too!! I added kidney beans in addition to the black and also drained and rinsed the beans before adding to the stock. Also, instead of using 3 cups water I sub'd chicken stock and omitted any table salt. This would be even better with Costco rotisserie chicken and would make it that much easier. Yum!

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on May 21, 2009


      This is a great recipe. I make this so often and freeze individual portions to take for lunch during the week. I usually start with a pould of ground chicken and cook it with the onions and follow the recipe from there. My husbad really likes this chili too!

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No
    • on January 21, 2007


      A quick and hearty soup perfect for the cold weather that we have been having. I used a combination of New Mexico chili powder and some ancho chili powder and being the garlic lover that I am, added 3 cloves of garlic.

      people found this review Helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes | No

    Read All Reviews (5)


    Nutritional Facts for Chicken and Barley Chili

    Serving Size: 1 (398 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 9

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 286.2
    Calories from Fat 58
    Total Fat 6.5 g
    Saturated Fat 1.4 g
    Cholesterol 36.6 mg
    Sodium 250.4 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 39.4 g
    Dietary Fiber 8.3 g
    Sugars 2.4 g
    Protein 21.0 g

    Ideas from


    Everything Holidays

    Make this season merry, bright and manageable with our easy ideas.

    Advertisement Network of Sites

    • Mexican Recipes
    • Chinese Recipes
    • Australian Recipes
    • Breakfast Recipes
    • Greek Recipes
    • Restaurant Recipes
    • Italian Recipes
    • Christmas Recipes
    • Thanksgiving Recipes
    • Southern Recipes
    • Dessert Recipes
    • Deep Fried Recipes
    • Thai Recipes
    • Low Cholesterol Recipes
    • Indian Recipes
    • Healthy Recipes
    • Meatloaf Recipes