This was very good. The garnish is what makes it shine. You could substitute other veggies for this soup, but this has a great spring flavor.
Superb soup. Really, I can't rave enough about it. Lovely combination of ingredients; especially liked the asparagus. The basil/orange to finish is quite unique and interesting. I used two skinless chicken thighs, instead of breast. Thanks for posting this; will make again.
Made as directed and love it. This is a staple soup with its protein and veggies! I think it tastes great even the next day. Thanks, JB! Made for Aussie New Zealand Recipe Swap.
What a beautiful flavor! I'll admit, I'm a bit of a salt fanatic in soups...but I only added what was written to this soup. WOW! Forget the salt...the orange makes this soup. I added a few extra veggies- fresh carrots, which I added in step one. I also used sliced sugar snap peas with the pods instead of frozen peas, and added them with the broth to boil. Since I used quick barley, I added it toward the end. My chicken was already cleaned and diced from breasts, so I just boiled it with the soup. Extra broth to compensate for the extra veggies and chicken...and the zest of a whole orange. SO GOOD!