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
Absolutely wonderful! As this was going to be dinner after I got home from work I altered the directions a bit -- by basically skipping the precooking/microwaving and just tossed everything in the crockpot including the uncooked cut up chicken and put it on low for 6 hours and then my crockpot goes to warm (probably about 9 hours total). Perfectly thick and wonderful hearty soup/stew with very little calories -- yummy! This is only about 3 or 4 WW points -- so a definite keeper which we will be having again and again (especially since I almost always have all the ingredients on hand!) Made for ZWT 6. Thanks for sharing!
Great soup and sooo easy to put together. I used about 1 lb uncooked chicken breasts, left whole and placed in the bottom of the crock pot, added everything on top (also leaving mushrooms whole) and doubled the garlic. I also added 1/2 t. dried thyme.
Cooked on low at least 8 hours and "pulled" the chicken apart. What a wonderful, comforting soup. Thanks for sharing!
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
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.
Best chicken soup ever. I browned sliced mushrooms in iron skillet in a bit of olive oil instead of using microwave (for extra flavor).
Excellent soup! Threw the carrots, onions and celery in with the chicken broth and cooked on high for a couple of hours. Added the barley and half an hour later added the chicken breast. Skipped the mushrooms as I don't care for them. Simple, healthy and delicious. Doesn't get any better than that!
The flavour of this soup is really "Upped" when you grill the chicken on the BBQ to cook it!!
This was fantastic and so easy to make! I'd never actually had barley before, but it totally worked in this soup. I love nothing more than a bowl of homemade soup on a cold Winter's night and this was just perfect!
Rita, this is an excellent soup! I love barley, probably my favorite grain, but there are very few recipes that really use it. I love how light this soup is & how easy it is to make! I had planned to make it but by the time I did we'd used the mushrooms in another recipe. :( I followed the rest of the recipe as written & added a bit of fresh thyme when I served it. Thanks for sharing this delicious soup! Made & enjoyed for ZWT6 Team Xtra Hot Dishes! :D