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Spring Chicken & Barley Soup

March/April 2009

Your rating: None Average: 3.3 (93 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

02/25/2013
Anonymous
Good weeknight soup

The first thing I will say is that the orange zest make this dish so I do not recommend omitting it. Overall this is a very healthy and easy to make dish. I used boneless chicken breast (taking care not to overcook) and more or less just threw all the ingredients together almost all at the same time (again trying not to overcook the asparagus). That helped me cut down the time a little and the dish didn't suffer. I also added some italian seasoning for just a little more flavour and I added the zest and basil right to the pot. I also used 4 cups broth, not 6 since I was only cooking for two anyway.

Turned out very well. Had leftovers enough for myself for lunch for two days. Two minutes in the microwave was enough to warm it up. I will make this again for sure but it's only a good recipe, not a great one.

Full of veggies, one-pot dish, anyone can make, fresh taste
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03/15/2012
Anonymous

This soup was wonderful! I also added some chopped carrots. I used lemon peel & cilantro for the orange & basil, since it is what I had. I added the peel mixture to the pot once it was done, rather than the indiviual bowls.
Very flavorful!

Port Clinton, OH

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03/31/2011
Wonderfully fresh taste

Aspargus gives this a nice spring taste. I doubled the recipe. My wife & I loved it.

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03/28/2010
Anonymous

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.

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12/01/2009

It was the only thing I wanted to eat after recovering from cancer surgery. Loved it.

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