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CJ' Recipe

Simple and Hearty Chicken Soup 
 
Mar. 6, 2011 7:10 am 
Updated: Mar. 9, 2011 6:30 pm
Chicken Barley Soup


1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup diced onion or white part of a leek
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup thinly sliced celery
3/4 pound boneless chicken breast or thighs (or combination of both) cut into 1 inch cubes
32 oz. reduced sodium chicken broth
1/3 cup pearled barley
2 teaspoons dried Italian herb mix OR 2 teaspoons dried bouquet garni herb mix


In a 4 quart pot, heat oil over medium high heat. Saute onion, bell pepper and celery until onion is clear, about 3 minutes. Add chicken cubes and brown on all sides, about 5 minutes. Add broth, barley and herbs. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat to low simmer. Simmer covered for 40 minutes or until barley is tender.
Serves 6 to 8.
 
Comments
Mar. 6, 2011 7:44 am
Don't usually use barley, but that's a good idea. I tried quinoa a while ago and thought it really tasty. Thanks
 
CJ 
Mar. 9, 2011 6:30 pm
Quinoa is great in soups.
 
 
 
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CJ

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Carpentersville, Illinois, USA
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Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA

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Sep. 2006

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Baking, Stir Frying, Slow Cooking, Asian, Italian, Nouvelle, Healthy, Quick & Easy, Gourmet

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About Me
I love to develop new recipes. I have had 15 recipes published by Reiman publications, publishers of TASTE OF HOME magazine. I like to try at least one new recipe a week. My other interests that aren't listed above are running and horse racing. By profession I am a registered medical technologist currently working in microbiology at a local medical center.
My favorite things to cook
Soups. Main dishes for interesting evening meals. Simple baking like cookie jar cookies and quick breads.
My favorite family cooking traditions
I basically make Thanksgiving dinner like my mom did.
My cooking triumphs
Winning a runner up prize for my lasagne recipe when I worked for the Nestle corporation. (I was a part time R&D assistant for the Willy Wonka Candy Factory)
My cooking tragedies
Trying to make sweet and sour shrimp with deep fried shrimp. Coating came off the shrimp when I put the sauce on. My familiy refused to eat it. We were short of money then and it hurt to waste the food and then go get MacDonald's for dinner.
 
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