Chicken Barley Soup

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Homemade Chicken Barley Soup! This perfect cool weather recipe will warm you from the inside out! Loads of veggies, barley and chicken, you're going to want to make this over and over!

I think soup is the perfect fall food!  It’s easy to make, naturally pretty healthy and it just warms you from the inside out!

Chicken barley is one of our favorites, this one is jam packed with all kinds of goodies.  The fresh herbs in this soup are optional but the fresh dill really adds something special to this dish so if it’s available I’d strongly recommend it!

Homemade Chicken Barley Soup! This perfect cool weather soup will warm you from the inside out! Loads of veggies, barley and chicken, you're going to want to make this over and over!

As with most soup recipes, leftovers are completely delicious so this is the perfect soup to make on the weekend and pack for lunches all week!

Items You’ll Need For This Recipe

* Pearl Barley * Chicken Broth * Stockpot *

Chicken Barley Soup

I think soup is the perfect fall food!  It’s easy to make, naturally pretty healthy and it just warms you from the inside out!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 clove garlic , minced
  • 8 cups low sodium chicken broth (or homemade)
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped carrots
  • 3 stalks chopped celery , sliced
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) low sodium diced tomatoes, lightly drained
  • 3/4 cup pearl barley
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked chicken
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme

Fresh Herbs (optional).

  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh dill
  • 3 tablespoons fresh parsley

Directions:

  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large pot. Add onion & garlic and cook until slightly softened. Add remaining ingredients except fresh herbs.
  2. Bring to a boil and let simmer uncovered for 1 hour or until barley is tender.
  3. Discard bay leaves and stir in fresh herbs.

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Homemade Chicken Barley Soup! This perfect cool weather soup will warm you from the inside out! Loads of veggies, barley and chicken, you're going to want to make this over and over!

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Holly

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

14 comments on “Chicken Barley Soup”

  1. Love this soup. Thank you.

  2. Looks great! I love Barley soups. Do you think it can be made in a slow cooker? I know to add any dried herbs in the end but would I lower the amount of broth?

    • I do think this would work in the slow cooker. Of course you will need to adjust the cooking time. I would add any dried herbs in the beginning and fresh herbs at the end.

  3. do you know the amount of servings in the recipe?

  4. I am doing weight watchers do you know how many smart points of nutritional values?

    • I’m sorry, I am not sure how many smartpoints this recipe is. This recipe makes 6 servings so you can enter the information into WW and they will give you the points.

  5. Love the soup recipes

  6. Hello , I was wondering if you had any nutritional facts for this recipe? Per Serving?

  7. Curious if this soup freezes well…. If so, For how long? I followed the recipe and it made way more than 6 servings especially with me being the only “soup eater”. It was amazingly delicious though, just not for everyday until it’s gone :)

  8. Sounds great. Will try

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