Slow Cooker Chicken Barley Soup

Total Time
3hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 hrs

This is a wonderful Barley soup made in the Slow cooker, but using the microwave to have in ready in 3 hours. Feel free to add any other vegetables that are available. As you can see no need for oil or butter.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the chicken broth and pour into slow cooker.
  2. Place chopped vegetables; onions, garlic, celery and carrots in microwave container; microwave 5 minutes.
  3. Spoon into Slow cooker and cook on High for 2 hours,.
  4. Heat up mushrooms in microwave.
  5. Add rinsed barley,chicken and mushrooms, salt and pepper to the Slow Cooker.
  6. On high cook another hour.
  7. Serve with crackers.
Most Helpful

Sage it does not get any easier! This was made for dinner last Thursday night and DH and I thoroughly enjoyed your soup. I never did barley in a crock and was a bit worried but then said it must be ok. I did add in some potatoes as I had 2 cooked ones in the fridge and an extra chicken breast as DH loves lots of meat in his soup.. I did not add mushrooms (not allowed). We loved it. I did freeze 2 containers for future dinners. Served with fresh rolls and a spnach salad. A definite keeper. I will be making this in the summer as well because I won't have to heat up my house and we love soup! Made for Soup-Fest 2011

Chef1MOM-Connie February 05, 2011

I skipped the microwave and just put everything in the crock pot, adding the mushrooms in the last hour. The only change I'd make would be to add more barley. I had a bag of Garlic Bagel Crisps with broken pieces in it, so I put that on top of the soup. WOW, that was a great addition. Made for "I've saved all these recipes!" March Diabetic Tag

Charlotte J March 02, 2012

What a fine soup! Prep. is quick and the rest takes care of itself. I did do this on top of the stove and it worked well. We love barley here and nice to have another soup to use it in. I had a couple of leftover potatoes (boiled) so I chopped them up and threw them in with the chicken. So nice to have a great WW soup which will be made many more times. Thanks for sharing your recipe. Made for ZWT6 for the X-tra Hot Dishes.

GaylaV June 01, 2010

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