Southwest Chicken & Barley Soup

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr

I was looking for somthing different with chicken for Soup Time after church and found this in one of my mothers cookbooks. It went over great. To make cooking time go faster on Sunday morning I prepare everything the night before.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute onion and garlic in oil.
  2. Add the next 10 ingredients.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 45 minute.
  4. Stir in chicken cook 15 minutes more.
Most Helpful

I really loved this soup. I have an impossible time following any recipe so am sure that over the several times I have made this I have added chipotle peppers, zucchini, bell peppers, more beans, etc., to the mix, topped with avocado and cheese. Absolutely love it and it's a favorite request of my beloved.

Mizz Marr July 25, 2011

Great soup, very filling. Love the addition of the barley. This is similar to the famous "taco soup" we all know and love, but the addition of the barley and rinsing & draining the black beans beforehand makes this a healthier choice. This one is definitely going into my regular rotation.

Epi Curious February 09, 2010