Southwestern Chicken & Barley Soup

READY IN: 1hr 35mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Saute onion, garlic, celery and green pepper in olive oil in soup pot.
  • Once onions are soft (about 5 minutes) add water, bouillon, tomatoes, black beans and chicken to pot and bring to a low simmer.
  • (Use chicken broth instead of water and bouillon if you prefer).
  • Remove corn kernels from cob and add to soup.
  • Add whole ancho chilies to pot for a minute, just to get the dried chili to soften a bit.
  • Remove from pot.
  • Tear off stalk and remove seeds.
  • Dice chilies into small pieces and return to simmering pot.
  • Let soup simmer 20 minutes and remove chicken from pot.
  • Shred or dice chicken and return to pot.
  • Add barley and let soup simmer for 25 minutes.
  • Add zucchini and let simmer an additional 25 minutes.
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