Slow Cooker Chicken Barley Soup

READY IN: 3hrs 20mins
Recipe by Sageca

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.

Top Review by Chef1MOM-Connie

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

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.

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