Chicken and Barley Soup

Soup doesn't need to simmer for hours when you rely on rotisserie chicken, chicken broth, canned tomatoes and quick-cooking barley.

  • Prep Time 35 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 6

1
carton (32 oz) Progresso™ chicken broth (4 cups)
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
2
medium carrots, sliced (1 cup)
2
medium stalks celery, sliced (1 cup)
1
cup sliced fresh mushrooms (about 3 oz)
1/3
cup uncooked quick-cooking barley
1
teaspoon dried minced onion
2
cups chopped deli rotisserie chicken (from 2- to 2 1/2-lb chicken)

  • 1 In 3-quart saucepan, mix all ingredients except chicken. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium. Cover; simmer 15 to 20 minutes or until barley is tender.
  • 2 Add chicken. Cover; cook about 3 minutes or until chicken is hot.

Expert Tips

Add 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves to the soup for a savory flavor.

Be sure to use quick-cooking barley because the regular type needs to cook longer than this recipe allows.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
180
(
Calories from Fat
40),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
4 1/2g
4 1/2%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
40mg
40%;
Sodium
1000mg
1000%;
Total Carbohydrate
16g
16%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
19g
19%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
80%;
Vitamin C
10%;
Calcium
6%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.