Southwestern chicken and barley soup

I made this soup last night for dinner and it was super easy and yummy. It's kinda like chicken tortilla soup but with some barley.

Southwestern chicken and Barley Soup
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup medium pearl barley
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies, drained
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken
In a Dutch oven, saute onion and garlic in oil until tender. Add the water, corn, beans, tomato sauce, tomatoes, broth, barley, chilies, chili powder and cumin. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer after 45 minutes.
Stir in chicken; cook, uncovered, 15 minutes longer or until chicken is heated through and barley is tender. Yield: 12 servings (3 quarts).

Nutrition Facts: 1 serving (1 cup) equals 187 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 31 mg cholesterol, 582 mg sodium, 21 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 15 g protein.


Jill said…
That looks yummy. I love when you post recipes!
Charlee said…
That sounds so yummy I may have to copy this one and try it! I love easy cooking recipes please continue to share!
Heather Hekman said…
So, one cup is 3 points. Sounds like good eating. Thanks for passing it on.
Christy said…
ok now Im starving. We are going to have dinner with some friends tonight and I am hoping somehow they read your blog, and telepathcaly know I want that for dinner! ;)

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