Slow Cooker Chicken, Barley, Vegetable Soup

READY IN: 6hrs 30mins
Recipe by grammyof3

This is a clear chicken or turkey broth using left-over chicken or turkey with vegetables and barley. Since barley is a grain, I often eat this soup for breakfast instead of cereal. That way I get a headstart on my daily quota of vegetables too.

Top Review by tvichich

This recipe was fantastic. I added some diced tomatoes, spinach, broccoli, zucchinni. I like alot of vegies. I didn't use the bouillon cubes. I'm on a gluten free diet. I cooked it on high for 2 hours and slow cooked it for 6. Very delicious. I will definitely be freezing this and eating it for breakfast as well.Thank you for such a great recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. The celery and onions can be reduced to 1 cup each and replaced by one or more of the optional vegetables.
  2. Place everything in a large crockpot with dial set on High; cook 1-2 hours.
  3. Reduce heat to Low setting; cook for 6-8 hours.
  4. or.
  5. Set crockpot on low and cook 10 hours.
  6. Add water or canned broth to thin the soup if it gets too thick.
  7. This can be frozen in individual portions and reheated as needed.

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