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Spring Chicken & Barley Soup

March/April 2009

Your rating: None Average: 3.3 (101 votes)

You might think of barley as an addition to hearty, wintery soups, such as mushroom-barley or beef-barley soup, but it also works well in lighter soups like this one with chicken, asparagus and peas.



READER'S COMMENT:
"The basil/garlic/orange mixture turned this ok soup into a delicious bowl of healthy and yummy goodness. I also browned some fresh chicken tenders... and cleaned out the veggie drawer. Happy we have some left for tomorrow. "
Spring Chicken & Barley Soup

15 Reviews for Spring Chicken & Barley Soup

09/28/2009
Anonymous

I made this according to the recipe. I liked the flavor and the extra fiber from the barley, but would disagree about keeping in the refrigerator for several days. It is very easy to overcook nice spring vegetables during the reheating. For the same reason, it didn't freeze well.

Gretchen, Cleveland, OH

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09/28/2009
Anonymous

this was easy, super healthy, and delicious

heidimotsch, Denver, CO

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09/28/2009
Anonymous

While it's not Spring yet, I needed a soup for my husbands work potluck. This is easy and very flavorful. Everyone loved it! I kept mostly to the recipe, diced all veggies and meat small, so when you take a bite you get a little of everything. Added extra cooked turkey, leftover in the freezer from Thanksgiving. Used Butternut squash in place of Asparagus, left from the garden, added leeks with onions and garlic as it's what I had on hand. Left out the basil and orange zest. Didn't miss any flavor. key is cooking the chicken with the bone for lots of flavor. I at least tripled the recipe for extra lunch and some for the freezer.

Sandy, Portland, OR

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09/15/2009

This is one of my favorite soups.....we make it often and the kids love it too. Nutritious, easy and healthy!

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09/14/2009
Anonymous

Loved this soup, it went together quickly and was a perfect light meal for early summer.

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