This Chicken Barley Soup is hearty, healthy and made with 6 ingredients! Easily customizable and you can make it stovetop or slow cooker! (MORE BELOW)
1 tablespoon oil
3 large carrots peeled and chopped
2 ribs celery finely chopped
1/2 medium onion finely chopped
5 cups low sodium chicken broth
2 chicken breasts (about 300g total)
2/3 cup pearl or pot barley rinsed (120g)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
In a large dutch oven or soup pot, heat oil over medium-high heat.
Add carrots, celery and onion and cook until onion is translucent, about 5 minutes, stirring often.
Add broth, chicken breasts (raw and whole), barley, salt and pepper.
Bring to a simmer, cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Cook, stirring occasionally, until barley is tender, about 45-60 minutes.
Remove chicken from pot and shred with two forks. Add back into soup, taste, and adjust salt and pepper to your preferences.
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