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Saturday, January 19 2013

The barley adds texture, flavor, and a healthy dose of fiber to this heart healthy main dish soup recipe.


Chicken Vegetable Soup
Recipe from 
Servings: 8 (1 1/2-cup) servings
Prep Time: 45 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
     pounds  skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut into bite-size pieces
     teaspoon  poultry seasoning
     tablespoons  olive oil
    1-1/2  cups  chopped fresh mushrooms
     cup  chopped carrot
    1/2  cup  chopped onion
    1/2  cup  chopped green sweet pepper
     cloves  garlic, minced
     tablespoons  snipped fresh basil or 2 teaspoons dried basil, crushed
     tablespoon  snipped fresh parsley or 1 teaspoon dried parsley, crushed
    1/4  teaspoon  ground black pepper
    1/8  teaspoon  salt
     cups  water
     tablespoons  chicken bouillon granules
     pound  potatoes, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 2-3/4 cups)
    1/2  cup  quick-cooking barley
In a medium bowl, toss chicken breast pieces with the poultry seasoning; set aside.
In a 5- to 6-quart Dutch oven, heat 1 tablespoon of the oil over medium heat. Add mushrooms, carrot, onion, sweet pepper, garlic, dried basil and parsley (if using), black pepper, and salt; cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove vegetables from Dutch oven; set aside.
Add the remaining 1 tablespoon oil to the Dutch oven; heat over medium heat. Add chicken pieces; cook about 5 minutes or until browned, stirring occasionally. Return vegetables to Dutch oven. Stir in the water and chicken bouillon granules. Bring to boiling; stir in potatoes and barley. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer about 15 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Stir in fresh basil and parsley (if using). Makes 8 (1 1/2-cup) servings.
nutrition information
Per serving: Calories 249, Total Fat 5 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Cholesterol 66 mg, Sodium 705 mg, Carbohydrate 20 g, Fiber 3 g, Protein 29 g. Daily Values: Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 0%. Exchanges: Vegetable .5, Starch 1, Fat 1. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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