Monday, February 3, 2014

Southwest Chicken Barley Soup

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Lately I've been making about one soup recipe a week and today I'm sharing this Southwest Chicken Barley Soup.  I like that soups can come together quickly and usually we have leftovers for another meal.  This one with Mexican flavors is one of my favorites and not to mention colorful!  Maybe the picture alone will cheer you up and make you forget that Phil saw his shadow yesterday!

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Warm your bones with this hearty soup recipe!

Southwest Chicken Barley Soup

by Cooking on the Front Burner
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Yield 4-6 servings
  • ½ c chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 can (15 oz.) corn, drained
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 can (15 oz.) black bean drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (15 oz.) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (15 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can chicken broth
  • ½ cup quick barley
  • 1 can (4 oz.) chopped green chilies
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 lb. boneless chicken
  • Toppings - shredded cheese, crushed tortilla, etc.
  1. Preheat oven to 350. Place boneless chicken on a baking sheet and drizzle with a bit of olive oil and bake for about 20 minutes until done. Let cool a but then shred with either your mixer or 2 forks
  2. Meanwhile, in dutch oven or large soup pot, sauté onion and garlic in oil until tender. Add next 9 ingredients (unless you are using quick barley-if so, add at appropriate cooking time). Bring to boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer 30 minutes.
  3. Add shredded chicken and simmer 10 additional minutes
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Another soup recipe you might like - SW Quinoa Chicken


  1. I don't know why, but I never make anything spicy with chicken and that soup looks so good!

    Louisa @ My Family & Abruzzo

  2. This looks delicious Deb! Thanks for the giveaway too! Pinned and I am popping over to All She Cooks now to read more!

  3. I'm in love with this recipe, because I am in SUCH a barley soup rut. I ALWAYS make beef-barley soup. The last time, I "branched out" by using beef brisket that my hubby had smoked. was smoked beef-barley soup. Real creative, huh? I REALLY need to get my act together and get more creative with barley soup. You've inspired me!

  4. Your soup look delicious Deb! Thanks for the giveaway....and try to stay warm. It will be nice when we don't have to deal with winter anymore! ;)

  5. Ooh Deb this soup = I want someone to come cook it for me for dinner!

  6. Looks hearty, healthy and absolutely delicious Deb!

  7. I love myself a great bowl of soup, and this is just that! It's full of so much goodness! :)

  8. Yum! This looks perfect for the cold winter we have had this year!!

  9. This soup looks fantastic Deb! Perfect for warming up with on a cold snowy day :)

  10. This looks amazing Deb! I'm getting into barley recently and I'd love to try it this way. Thanks for the inspiration : )

  11. I'm so glad you are on a soup kick because I seriously love your soups. Not only do they always photograph beautifully but they are always unique and hearty! Perfect combo! Pinned this one Deb!

    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

  12. What a great twist on barley soup.

  13. I have used barley in beef soup but never in chicken! I so need to try it! Thanks so much for linking up to Freedom Fridays!

  14. This looks totally yummy and amazing! Thanks for posting this at the Saturday Night Fever link party. Hope to see you back on Saturday!

  15. The soup looks fabulous! Of course any food with "Southwest" in the title is fabulous to me! Thank you for sharing!

  16. I'm visiting from SITS. It's nice to meet you! I'm always looking for a great soup recipe. I'm pinning it to my Dinner board. YUM!


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