Chicken and Barley Soup

Chicken and Barley Soup
Yields4 Servings
DifficultyBeginnerPrep Time15 minsCook Time30 minsTotal Time45 mins
 ¼ cup Barleyquick cook
 1 cup Water
 Cooking Oil Spray
 3 Garlic clovesminced
 ¼ cup Onionssmall diced
 5 oz Chicken Breastskinless, boneless, thinly sliced
 ½ cup Corn kernelsfrozen, whole
 ½ tsp Garam Masala
 ½ cup Green Bell Peppermedium diced
 1 tsp Cumin & Coriander powder
 ½ tsp Paprika
 ½ tsp Salt
 2 cups Chicken Stockfat-free, unsalted
 1 tbsp Lemon juicefresh
 ¼ cup Parsleyfinely chopped

Place a medium saucepan over medium high heat and add barley and water; bring to a rapid boil. Reduce heat to low and cook for 10 minutes or until the barley is soft and all liquid has evaporated.


In a medium non-stick saucepan, over medium-low heat, evenly spray cooking oil for 2 seconds. Sauté garlic cloves and onions; add chicken, green bell peppers, kernel corn, garam masala, cumin coriander powder, paprika, salt and cooked barley. Cover and cook for 5 to 7 minutes until all vegetables are cooked and chicken is tender.


Add chicken stock and cook for another 5 minutes.


Finish by adding fresh lemon juice and garnishing with parsley.

Chef's Tip:

Chicken in this soup can be replaced with shrimp or any meat.


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 190 g

Servings 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 140Calories from Fat 25
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 410mg18%
Total Carbohydrate 16g6%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 13g26%

Vitamin A 20%
Vitamin C 50%
Calcium 4%
Iron 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.