Barley and Chicken Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 10
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 102.7
  • Total Fat: 0.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 27.4 mg
  • Sodium: 762.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 11.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 12.3 g

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Number of Servings: 10


    2 chicken breast no skin, no bone, cut in bite size
    1/2 cup barley, uncooked
    1/2 tsp ground thyme, or 1 tsp dry thyme, or 1 tbsp fresh thyme (adjust to taste)
    2 tbsp dry parsley or 4 tbsp fresh (adjust to taste)
    2 cups carrots, sliced or diced
    2 cups celery, sliced or diced
    1 medium onion diced


In a large pot heat water and add washed chicken pieces.
Let boil 5 min, or until you can skim the soup.
Skim it and add celery , carrots and onion.
Let boil for 5 min.
Add 1 tbsp salt, start with 1 tsp and increase if needed to taste.
Let boil for another 5 min.
Add thyme and parsley and after another minute or so, add barley.
Do not add more than 1/2 cup. The soup will become cloudy and thicken a little.
Let simmer another 20- 30 minutes or until the barley is cooked to your taste. (I like it a little chewy).
Add pepper to taste and serve.

Number of Servings: 10

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MIOARA01.

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