Barley adds texture, flavor and a healthy dose of fiber to this chicken vegetable soup recipe.

Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


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Recipe Summary

45 mins
1 hr


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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

1 1/2 cups
249 calories; protein 29.4g; carbohydrates 20.2g; dietary fiber 2.9g; sugars 2.5g; fat 4.9g; saturated fat 0.8g; cholesterol 65.7mg; vitamin a iu 2685.5IU; vitamin c 21.9mg; folate 13.9mcg; calcium 35.7mg; iron 1.7mg; magnesium 49.7mg; potassium 665.6mg; sodium 705.4mg.

1/2 vegetable, 1 starch, 3 1/2 lean meat, 1 fat