Chicken Barley Soup
- 2 Tbs peanut oil
- 2 lbs skinless, boneless chicken (thighs and breasts), cut into 2-inch cubes
- 1 large Spanish onion, chopped
- 2 celery stalks, chopped
- 2 carrots, peeled and chopped
- 2 tsp dried thyme leaves
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
- 8 cups chicken broth
- 1 cup uncooked pearl barley
- 1/3 cup dry vermouth
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
- Heat the oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add the chicken pieces and brown on all sides. Remove the chicken from the pan with a slotted spoon, reserving the oil in the pan, and set aside.
- Add the onion, celery, and carrots to the pan and sweat for 4 minutes, until tender.
- Add the thyme, bay leaves, salt, and pepper and stir to coat the vegetables.
- Return the chicken to the pan and add the stock and pearl barley. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, partially cover, and simmer for 1 hour, until the barley is tender.
- Stir in the vermouth and simmer for 2 minutes to heat through.
- To serve, remove the bay leaves, ladle the soup into bowls, and top with the chopped parsley.
Recipe courtesy of The Daily Soup Cookbook by Leslie Kaul, Bob Spiegel, Carla Ruben, and Peter Siegel with Robin Vitetta-Miller. Copyright 1999 Carla Ruben, Bob Spiegel and Peter Siegel. All Rights Reserved. Published by Hyperion. Available wherever books are sold.
Nutrition Note: Nutrition Facts calculated using a serving size of 1 cup.
Calories from Fat 51 (23%)
(9%)Total Fat 6g
(6%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Total Carbohydrate 20g
(20%)Dietary Fiber 5g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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