Hearty Chicken Barley Soup with Vegetables

This Hearty Chicken Barley Soup with Vegetables is such a delicious and comforting dish! It’s the perfect feel-good soup for sick days!

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Hearty Chicken Barley Soup with Vegetables

This Hearty Chicken Barley Soup with Vegetables is such a delicious and comforting dish! It's the perfect feel-good soup for sick days!
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings: 9 servings
Calories: 221kcal
Author: Jenny
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  • Stove


  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 large onion finely chopped
  • 4 medium carrots halved & sliced
  • 4 stalks of celery diced
  • 3 cups fresh green beans diced, haricot verts
  • 3 cups shredded cooked rotisserie chicken
  • 3 cups cooked barley
  • 32 oz reduced sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tbsp whole grain brown mustard
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves


  • Heat oil in large dutch oven over medium heat.
  • When hot, add onion, carrots, celery, and green beans.
  • Cook and stir occasionally for 15 minutes.
  • Add garlic, stirring for 1 minute.
  • Stir in chicken, barley, broth, mustard, salt, pepper and thyme.
  • Reduce heat to low and simmer on low until ready to serve. Season with additional seasonings if desired.


Calories: 221kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 463mg | Potassium: 436mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 4843IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg
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126 Responses
  1. Kristin

    I really love carrots, cucumbers, and tomatoes but I just never seem to eat them very often…? I need to eat more!

  2. April was in CT now CA

    Trader Joe’s granola bar! All of their flavors are great and it’s so easy to grab and take with me.

  3. Katie Rose

    My trail mix- nuts, craisins, and dark chocolate chips. It has it all, sweet, salty, portable, protein, and (of course) the indulgence of a bit of chocolate.

  4. Marcia

    Apples are my go to healthy snack because they fill me up more than carrot sticks etc. Sometimes dipped in peanut butter! I’d rather be eating chips & dip, but that does not happen for me on a daily basis!

  5. Sarah H.P.

    My favorite healthy snack to munch on during the day is definitely dried fruit and nuts!

  6. Susan D.

    One of my favorite healthy snacks is hummus and carrot “chips” (crinkle slices of raw carrot).

  7. bcaf

    Almonds! I love that the crunch gives you the same satisfaction of munching on chips, without needing to eat chips!

  8. Susan D.

    One of my favorite healthy snacks is hummus and carrot “chips” (wavy thin sliced raw carrots).

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