Chicken, Barley, and Bow Tie Soup

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins

A quick and easy soup to make.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place the first 5 ingredients in a large pot filled with the water and broth.
  2. Bring the water and broth to a boil, and add the barley.
  3. Reduce the heat, cover, and cook until the chicken and barley are done, about 30 minutes.
  4. Season with the salt and pepper and add the basil.
  5. Meanwhile, cook the pasta according to package directions, omitting oil and salt.
  6. Drain.
  7. Add the pasta to the chicken soup, and remove the bay leaf.


Most Helpful

This was a nice, tasty low-calorie soup. I brought this to work for my lunch and it was filling but not heavy. Husband liked it, too. I doubled the basil because we realllly like that. I eat a lot of soup in the winter and this one was no trouble to make and I bet it'll freeze well. Thanks Audrey.

ratherbeswimmin' January 26, 2004

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