Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Barley Chicken Vegetable Soup Recipe

It is a healthy recipe that warms the tummy and can help make you feel better if you have a bad cold or hangover. It is also high in fiber and aids in proper digestion. Make this soup to lift your spirits during chilly days or make it for a family or friend who is sick with the flu. 

4 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. minced garlic
1 cup chopped onions
1 cup chopped zucchini
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chopped cauliflower
1 qt. low-sodium vegetable broth
4 cup Italian tomatoes, canned
2 cup cooked barley
12 oz. cooked, boneless, skinless chicken breasts, chopped
4 tsp. Italian herb seasoning mix

1. In a large saucepan, over medium-high heat, sauté garlic and onion in oil until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.

2. Add vegetables and sauté lightly. Add broth and tomatoes and simmer 5-8 minutes.

3. Stir in barley, chicken and herbs. Heat thoroughly. Serve.

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