Chicken and Barley Stew

  • Kellymoe25 Posted: 12/15/08
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    Good stew. I would add more chicken stock next time so that it is a little more liquid. While the recipe was moist a lot of the liquid was absorbed into the Barley

  • katiek124 Posted: 09/14/09
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    I was pleasantly surprised with this recipe. I needed something quick, so I used a grocery store rotisserie chicken, which saved me a lot of time. I don't like onion so I was worried it would be too bland, but I increased the amount of each spice to about 1/3 tsp instead of 1/4, and added parsley. I also sauteed the frozen veggies in minced garlic. I think that helped a lot. I will probably add more broth next time, but we loved it! Will be great in the winter when I need something warm and easy at the last minute!

  • JasonM Posted: 02/03/09
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    While I would not describe this stew as BLAND, I would say that the barley really does have a lot of soaking power and the few sprinkles of herbs in the recipe do not give it a lot to soak up in the way of taste. That being said, it was a very easy recipe and -- with all that fiber and hearty goodness -- it was satisfying as well. I will make this again but I will likely try to add a little pizazz to it (without adding additional calories).

  • AliJoy Posted: 12/27/08
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    I've made this recipe several times over the years. I keep coming back to it because it's a great variation on a classic recipe. I've added different vegetables before; my favorite addition is red bell peppers.

  • ktredshoes Posted: 10/04/09
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    This has become a favorite at my house -- it's quick, easy, delicious -- and lends itself well to tweaks and variations of all sorts. This despite the fact that I've never been able to find quick-cooking barley, so either substitute instant rice or regular barley. We always try different spice combinations too. Delicious and filling!

  • StormyEyes Posted: 03/17/10
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    This was a fantastic anytime soup. Very easy to throw together. Instead of premade chicken, I used fresh chicken and cooked prior to starting the barley. As I was cooking the chicken, I added the onions, garlic, thyme, salt, pepper, and a bit of poultry seasoning for an extra kick. I also substituted chicken stock for chicken broth as I wanted more depth of flavor. The quick cook barley really was a time saver. I will definitely make this again and again!

  • Janay65 Posted: 03/08/09
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    Super fast and delicious. This soup and a salad or half sandwich make a great lunch any time of year.

  • bafinaire Posted: 01/22/10
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    Solid recipe, easy to make, filling, versatile. Add some jalapeños for a little heat.

  • Jazzy1 Posted: 01/15/11
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    This was an excellent dish. Very tasty and filling. I didn't have quick cooking barley, so I used pearl barley and increased the cooking time. I had to add additional broth. Will definitely make this again.

  • Qymberly Posted: 08/08/10
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    Very good, simple to make and quite affordable! My Husband and I love soups, and I need to watch my cholesterol and Increase my fiber intake. This one was worthy of making on a regular basis. You can make it the main course, or soup to compliment a salad/main dish. Delicious.

  • Babs253 Posted: 09/25/10
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    I've made this soup a lot because it's easy, I sometimes add a can of drained diced tomatoes for added flavor

  • CCWJBW Posted: 09/08/12
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    great solid recipe. inexpensive and easily frozen / thawed.

  • Dragonfly17 Posted: 03/06/14
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    I couldn't find quick cooking barley at any of the nearby stores so had to use pearl barley, which takes longer to cook. I've also made it without the chicken and it was still good.

  • miraoli Posted: 08/19/13
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    This super good and easy to afford on a limited budget. The recipe is super easy to throw together as well. I make this all the time for my husband and myself. It never disappoints. http://www.printablecouponsanddeals.com has tons of great coupons. You might wanna check there before buying the ingredients for this recipe.

  • edj119 Posted: 05/30/14
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    This was very good and filling! It's a little basic so next time I would probably add some other herbs and garlic too.

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