Wednesday, April 11, 2012

{Slow Cooker} Chicken and Barley Soup

Another delicious and hearty soup for your slow cooker! This soup is packed full of healthy and tasty ingredients: tender chicken breast, vegetables, barley and soothing, flavorful broth. I adapted the original recipe for the crock-pot as usual and it turned out absolutely fantastic! It is a simple, yet satisfying meal- and so easy to make! If you haven't experimented with barley much, it is a great alternative to rice in many dishes! Next time you have a chilly evening or you want to come home to a delicious aroma and a hot meal, try a pot of warm, comforting chicken and barley soup!

{Slow Cooker} Chicken and Barley Soup
adapted from Kayln's Kitchen
serves about 6

2-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (depending on size) or 2 cups leftover chicken
8 cups chicken broth
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp poultry seasoning (or seasoning of your choice)
1 TB dried parsley
1 onion, diced
1 cup chopped celery (2-3 stalks)
1 cup sliced or diced carrots (or more!)
1 can diced tomatoes (or 1-2 chopped fresh tomatoes)
1/2 cup pearl barley
pepper and salt to taste

Place all ingredients in slow cooker. Cook on low heat 6-8 hrs. or on high 4-6 hrs. About halfway through cooking time (or when chicken is done), remove chicken from slow cooker and cut into chunks. Return to slow cooker for the remaining cook time.


  1. Oh I love Barley! It makes so much of a difference in soups! This looks really yummy!


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