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    Chicken and Barley Soup

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    1 hr 5 mins

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    evelyn/athens's Note:

    Needed to use up some cooked chicken one day and remembered the tinned Beef with Veg and Barley soup I used to eat as a kid. This version didn't come out too bad at all.

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    1. 1
      Bring chicken broth to boil in large pot over medium heat; add pearl barley, mushrooms, carrots, celery and onion and simmer for 25 minutes; add potato and simmer 15 minutes longer, or until barley is tender; add chicken, herbs and lemon juice to soup; season to taste; simmer 5 minutes; if you like a thinner soup, thin with some more chicken broth.
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      Note: If you want a'richer' soup, add up to 1/2 cup olive oil to the stock.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on August 12, 2014


      We loved this delicious, hearty soup! I made this in my 6-quart crockpot, cooking it on "high" for about 5 hours. The result was a very flavorful soup with tender vegetables and barley. I used pre-cooked grilled chicken strips and went a little heavy on the vegetables. I didn't use the lemon juice simply because I forgot to add it. Thank you for sharing this simple, delicious recipe. **Made for "Soup's On" challenge for the Culinary Quest - Suitcase Gourmets**

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    • on August 07, 2014


      This soup is delicious and like comfort food for me. I adapted it a bit so I could cook it in a crockpot. I layered all the veggies, then place a large, skinned, bone-in chicken breast on top, then added the barely and poured in the liquid. I cooked this on high, between 5-6 hours. I took out the chicken breast, let it cool slightly, then shredded the chicken to put back into the soup. Then I added the herbs, lemon juice and some salt and pepper. We LOVE this soup! Made for the Soup's On Challenge for Russia in Culinary Quest - for the International Agents of QUEST.

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    • on June 29, 2010


      Great soup. Made exactly as stated using homemade chicken stock. We really enjoyed this, thanks for a great new recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chicken and Barley Soup

    Serving Size: 1 (504 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 228.1
    Calories from Fat 41
    Total Fat 4.5 g
    Saturated Fat 1.2 g
    Cholesterol 26.2 mg
    Sodium 1013.7 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 27.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 5.3 g
    Sugars 4.5 g
    Protein 19.5 g

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