Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

I found this great recipe on the back of my box of Quaker Quick Barley. It goes together quickly and has a wonderful taste. It's healthy too!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, combine first 7 ingredients (tomatoes through cumin).
  2. Over high heat bring to a boil; cover and reduce heat to low.
  3. Simmer for 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Add beans, corn and chicken; increase heat to high until chili comes to a boil.
  5. Cover and reduce heat to low.
  6. Simmer for another 5 minutes, or until barley is tender.
  7. If upon standing the chili becomes too thick, add more chicken broth or water until chili is desired consistency.
  8. If desired, top each bowl of chili with a little shredded cheddar and a dollop of sour cream.


Most Helpful

Delicious chili! I made exactly as directed and was very pleased with the results! Nice and saucy, but not soupy.

J-Lynn March 18, 2007

This was a quick and very easy meal to make, I used chicken thighs I skinned and deboned them myself. I used the bones to make the broth and I used the broth to cook my barley, I also used fire roasted diced tomatoes, dice jalapenos,minced garlic, 8oz can of tomato sauce, and I added a half cup of beer to inhanes the flavor. I omitted the can due to my daughter having food allergies. It turned out great.

adrionacarr July 23, 2015

Yummy. I only used about 1/3 cup salsa and regular barley. No chicken broth so I just made my own by simmering a bunch of veggie chunks and seasonings for about an hour. Then I added the chicken breasts and simmered them for about 25 minutes. It was really thick and tasty. DH loved it! Thanks for posting.

ShoeboxLife April 07, 2013

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