Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

From 365 Ways to Cook Chicken. Most of the prep time is just letting the pan sit.


  1. In a large saucepan, cover beans with water. Bring to a boil and cook 3 minutes.
  2. Remove from heat, cover and let stand 1 hour.
  3. Return pan to medium heat and add chicken, onion and celery. Cook 1 hour.
  4. Remove chicken. Add barley; season with pepper, mustard and cayenne.
  5. Cook 30 minutes, until beans and barley are tender.
  6. Remove chicken from bones and shred meat. Return meat to soup.