Chicken barley soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 147.3
  • Total Fat: 2.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 32.9 mg
  • Sodium: 429.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 15.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 16.5 g

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Adaptation of traditional beef barley soup with less sodium, fat & calories Adaptation of traditional beef barley soup with less sodium, fat & calories
Number of Servings: 8


    1 pound boneless chicken breast, cut into small cubes
    1 1/2 cups thinly sliced carrot
    1 1/2 cups thinly sliced celery
    1 1/2 cup chopped onion
    1 (8-ounce) package presliced mushrooms
    5 cups fat free, less sodium chicken broth
    1 bay leaf
    2/3 cup uncooked pearl barley

    black pepper to taste
    Cooking spray


This is a very thick and hearty soup. More broth could be used (or water) if you desire a thinner soup.


Heat a pot over medium-high heat. Coat pot with cooking spray. Add carrot, celery, onion, and mushrooms to pan; cook 6 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates.

Add chicken; fat free, less sodium chicken broth, black pepper and bay leaf. Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat.

Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally.

Stir in pearl barley; cover and simmer 30 minutes or until pearl barley is tender. Discard bay leaf.

Serving Size: Makes 8 1-cup servings

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LOSINGK.

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