Easy Chicken Barley Soup

READY IN: 2hrs 15mins
Recipe by EdandTheresa

Submitted for RSC#10 Serve with crusty bread.

Top Review by sundown24

Very good, homemade soup. The whole family loved it. It was very easy too. I followed the entire recipe except I used 3 chicken tenderloins. I just cut them into strips, added them when I added the barley, scooped them out after 10 minutes, let them cool for 5 minutes, and then shredded them by hand & added them back to the soup to cook for another 5 minutes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan combine chicken broth, water, tomatoes, celery, carrots and onion.
  2. Bring to boil, then reduce to simmer, add bay leaf and parsley simmer for about 90 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  3. When vegetables are tender, bring to boil, add barley and corn, reduce heat to simmer for about 10 minutes or until barley is cooked.
  4. In a bowl, break up chicken by hand add pepper. Add chicken to soup, simmer for about 5 minutes.
  5. Remove bay leaf, serve and add salt and pepper to taste.

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