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Chunky Chicken Barley Soup Recipe

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This recipe for Chunky Chicken Barley Soup, by , is from The Lasley's Favorite Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Shanna Lasley
Added: Sunday, June 22, 2008


1 cup chopped onion
1 cup chopped carrot
1/2 cup chopped celery
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 (14oz.) cans low sodium chicken broth
13/4 cups water
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp. dried thyme
1/4 tsp. pepper
1 cup chopped cooked chicken
1/2 cup uncooked quickcook barley

Saute first 4 ingredients in hot oil in a large dutch oven over med/hi heat for 5minutes. Add chicken broth, 13/4 cups water and next 3 ingredients. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer partially covered 23-25 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add chicken and barley; cook 8-10 minutes or until barley is tender.




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