Chicken Barley Soup for #WeekdaySupper

Chicken Barley Soup

Sunday Supper Movement

It is officially winter here. Soup weather has arrived! I’m a soup nut so I’m in my element. Okay, in reality I do eat it all year long but now I don’t need to sit by the air conditioner to eat it. ūüėČ
Soups can be hearty without being heavy or high in calories. That’s why on a cold, busy weeknight a warm bowl of soup is such a welcome sight at my house.

Chicken Barley Soup fits the bill.

I use cooked chicken and quick cook barley so this nourishing soup prepares fast without sacrificing taste. I also like my vegetables on the crisp tender side. That saves time too.

Chicken Barley Soup for #WeekdaySupper
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  • ‚ÄĘ 3 cups cooked chicken
  • ‚ÄĘ 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup chopped onions
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup quick cook barley
  • 4 cups arugula
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  1. Heat stock. Sauté carrots, celery and onion in oil until crisp cooked. Add 2 cups of the stock and garlic. Reduce heat and simmer until desired consistency. Add vegetables to stock pot.
  2. While vegetables cook, prepare barley. Bring 2 cups of broth to a boil. Add barley, cover and simmer for 8 to minutes.
  3. Add barley and chicken to stock and vegetables. Add arugula and cook just until arugula wilts (about 2 minutes).
  4. Serve alone or with crackers or crusty bread.

Enjoy these Weekday Supper ideas from the Sunday Supper Team!

weekday supper
Monday¬†– No One Likes Crumbley Cookies –¬†Walnut Apple Salad
Tuesday¬†– The Not So Cheesy Kitchen –¬†Lentil Soup
Wednesday¬†– Shockingly Delicious –¬†Black-Eyed Pea Quesadillas for New Year’s Day Good Luck
Thursday¬†– Cindy’s Recipes and Writings –¬†Chicken Barley Soup
Friday¬†– girlichef –¬†Balsamic Brown Sugar-Glazed Pork Tenderloin {slow cooker}

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10 Responses to Chicken Barley Soup for #WeekdaySupper

  1. Renee says:

    This is reminding me of how much I enjoy barley in soup and keep forgetting to make it. Thanks for the reminder and the great recipe.
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  2. I have never made Barley Soup but that must change immediately! Love starting the New Year with great soup!
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  3. I forgot about barley! Been using the trendier spelt and farro, but I love barley! And it’s smart to remember the quick cooking kind for weekday suppers.
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  7. Bea says:

    This sounds like the perfect soup! We all love soup and barley so what is holding me up?! Thank you, Cindy.
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  8. G’day! Could go for a bowl of this right now Cindy!
    Cheers! Joanne
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  9. Shaina says:

    This soup is perfect for us Floridians today experiencing yet another cold front (50 degrees is freaking freezing here!)
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