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Chicken Barley Soup Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Indranie Balkaran

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
ingredients
Step 1:
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (can use grape seed or avocado oil also)
1 Small Onion, finely diced
2 Cloves Garlic; finely chopped
1/2 Cup Carrots, diced
1/2 Cup Celery Sticks, peeled and diced
1 Cup Organic Barley
1 large tomato, diced
4 Cups Water
2 Cups Chicken Stock

Step 2:
1 pound Chicken breast or thigh (I like a mixture of both as the thigh has more flavor). Cut up chicken in small bite size pieces. Note: You can substitute chicken for lamb, fish or shrimp.
Black Pepper

Step 3:
Dried Oregano, about 1 teaspoon
Green Onions, finely chopped (about 2 – 3 stalks)
Parsley, finely chopped (about 1 heaping handful)
Salt, to your taste

Directions:
Directions:
Heat oil in a pot and add onions, garlic, carrots, celery and barley. Sauté until the onions are softened. Add chopped tomatoes and cook until softened. Add water and chicken stock. When it starts to boil, lower heat to medium. Cover and cook until barley is softened (about 1/2 hour but will depend on your stove). Stir occasionally.

While the soup is cooking, season chicken with salt and black pepper. Heat oil and add chicken. Cook until chicken starts to brown (do not overcook), then remove and set aside.

After the soup is cooked for ˝ hour, (check to make sure barley is cooked), add cooked chicken, black pepper, oregano, green onions, parsley and salt.

Serve hot and enjoy!

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
6 - 8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
45 minutes
Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
As an Indian child, I grew up on barley, which is used to make soups, tea and porridge. My Mom and my Grandmothers believed that barley was a healing and healthy food. It was made on rainy days, when you’re sick and also very popular for women after they gave birth. I wrote the recipe as I watched my Mom make it since she never measured anything! Today of course we know that barley is indeed a very healthy and nutritious food that helps with a range of conditions ranging from digestion, heart, immune system, pancreas and elasticity of tissues. I hope you enjoy this delicious soup as much as I do!

 

 

 

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