Chicken Barley Soup Recipe

Chicken Barley Soup Recipe

How To Make Chicken Barley Soup

This chicken barley soup is sure to keep you warm with the flavors of tomatoes, celery, and pearl barley boiled in stock, then topped with fresh herbs.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour
Total: 1 hour 10 minutes



  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1largeonion
  • 1clovegarlic,minced
  • 8cupslow sodium chicken broth,or homemade
  • cupscarrots,chopped
  • 3stalkscelery,chopped
  • 14.5ozlow sodium diced tomatoes,canned, lightly drained
  • ¾cuppearl barley
  • cupschicken,cooked
  • 2bay leaves
  • 1tsppoultry seasoning
  • ½tspdried thyme

For Optional Herbs:

  • 3tbspfresh dill
  • 3tbspfresh parsley


  1. Heat olive oil over medium heat in a large pot. Add onion and garlic and cook until slightly softened. Add remaining ingredients except for fresh herbs.

  2. Bring to a boil and let simmer uncovered for 1 hour or until barley is tender.

  3. Discard bay leaves and stir in fresh herbs.


  • Calories: 317.77kcal
  • Fat: 13.85g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.58g
  • Trans Fat: 0.06g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.28g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.92g
  • Carbohydrates: 29.64g
  • Fiber: 7.07g
  • Sugar: 5.15g
  • Protein: 21.50g
  • Cholesterol: 43.75mg
  • Sodium: 257.95mg
  • Calcium: 83.09mg
  • Potassium: 824.42mg
  • Iron: 3.03mg
  • Vitamin A: 307.10µg
  • Vitamin C: 16.92mg
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