Chicken Vegetable Soup

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Total Time
1hr 15mins
1 hr
15 mins

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  1. In a medium bowl, toss chicken breast pieces with poultry seasoning; set aside.
  2. In a 5 to 6-quart Dutch oven, heat 1 tablespoon oil over medium heat.
  3. Add mushrooms, carrots, onion, bell pepper, garlic, dried herbs (if using), black pepper and salt.
  4. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Remove vegetables from Dutch oven; set aside.
  6. Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the Dutch oven; heat over medium heat.
  7. Add chicken pieces; cook about 5 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally.
  8. Return vegetables to Dutch oven.
  9. Stir in the water and bouillon granules.
  10. Bring to boiling; stir in potatoes and barley.
  11. Return to boiling; reduce heat.
  12. Cover and simmer about 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
  13. Stir in fresh basil and parsley, if using; taste and adjust seasoning.