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Chicken Barley Soup

Recipe modified by Strive for Wellness®

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Servings: 4


1 teaspoon olive oil
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chopped onions
½ cup chopped celery
2 cloves garlic, chopped
7 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
¼ cup chopped parsley
1 ½ lbs. chicken breast, cooked and shredded
⅔ cup dry pearl barley
Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Heat a large heavy pot on medium heat. Add the oil, carrots, onion, celery and garlic to the pot and stir.
  2. Add broth and parsley, and bring to a boil. When boiling, reduce heat to low and cover. Simmer covered over low heat until the vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes.
  3. Add shredded chicken, barley, salt and pepper. Simmer an additional 30 minutes, or until the barley is cooked.
  4. Serve hot and top with additional parsley if desired.

Nutrition Information:
Calories: 290, Total Fat: 5g (6%), Total Carbohydrate: 28g (10%), Fiber: 3g, Protein: 36g, Vitamin: 360%

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts
4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 290
% Daily Value
Total Fat 5g6%
Total Carbohydrate 28g10%
Fiber 3g 
Protein 36g 
Vitamin A 360%
  • The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Reference: (2020). Chicken Barley Soup. Retrieved from:

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