Randy Mayor; Melanie J. Clarke
4 servings (serving size: about 1 3/4 cups)

Frozen chopped onion makes this dish even quicker to prepare. If you use them, add with the frozen mixed vegetables.

How to Make It

Step 1

Bring barley and broth to a boil in a large saucepan. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes.

Step 2

While barley cooks, heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion; sauté 3 minutes. Add mixed vegetables; sauté 2 minutes. Add vegetable mixture, chicken, salt, thyme, and pepper to barley mixture; simmer 4 minutes.

Ratings & Reviews

comfort soup...

December 01, 2015
i was pleasantly surprised at how good this was!!   had medium pearl barley, cooked it separately first.  poached chicken breasts in broth, added a diced potato.   threw in some garlic powder and tarragon with the thyme.   you could change this recipe to fit what you have on hand.   will make again!

edj119's Review

May 30, 2014
This was very good and filling! It's a little basic so next time I would probably add some other herbs and garlic too.

Dragonfly17's Review

March 06, 2014
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's Review

August 19, 2013
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.

lizzie924's Review

November 19, 2012

CCWJBW's Review

September 08, 2012
great solid recipe. inexpensive and easily frozen / thawed.

Jazzy1's Review

January 15, 2011
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.

Babs253's Review

September 25, 2010
I've made this soup a lot because it's easy, I sometimes add a can of drained diced tomatoes for added flavor

Qymberly's Review

August 08, 2010
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.

StormyEyes's Review

March 17, 2010
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!