The barley adds texture, flavor, and a healthy dose of fiber to this heart-healthy main-dish soup recipe. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


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  • In a medium bowl, toss chicken breast pieces with the poultry seasoning; set aside.

  • In a 5- to 6-quart Dutch oven, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium heat. Add mushrooms, carrot, onion, sweet pepper, garlic, dried basil and parsley (if using), black pepper, and salt; cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove vegetables from Dutch oven; set aside.

  • Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the Dutch oven; heat over medium heat. Add chicken pieces; cook about 5 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Return vegetables to Dutch oven. Stir in the water and chicken bouillon granules. Bring to boiling; stir in potatoes and barley. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Stir in fresh basil and parsley (if using).

Nutrition Facts

249 calories; 4.9 g total fat; 0.8 g saturated fat; 66 mg cholesterol; 705 mg sodium. 666 mg potassium; 20.2 g carbohydrates; 2.9 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 29.4 g protein; 2686 IU vitamin a iu; 22 mg vitamin c; 14 mcg folate; 36 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 50 mg magnesium;