Chicken Barley Soup with Kale

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An amazing healthy comfort soup with kale, chicken, barley, carrots and onion. It's perfect and a winner for sure. I hope your family will enjoy it as much as my family and friends did!
Chicken Barley Soup with Kale

Ingredients

  • 1 chicken breast (skinless, boneless)
  • 1/4 cup barley
  • 5 cups water
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 2 celery stalks (chopped)
  • 2 carrots (sliced)
  • 1 onion (finely chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 potatoes (chopped)
  • 2 cups kale (chopped, I used frozen, if you use fresh, discard thick ribs)
  • 1 teaspoon parsley (dry)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon avocado oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt
  • pepper
Yield:
Servings
Prep time:
10 minutes
Cook time:
1 hour, 40 minutes
Total time:
1 hour, 50 minutes
Yield: 6 Servings | Prep time: 10 minutes | Cook time: 1 hour, 40 minutes | Total time: 1 hour, 50 minutes

Instructions

1. Put chicken in a large pot, add water and bring to a boil. Skim any foam from the surface, add barley and chicken broth. Bring to a boil. Simmer for 1 hour.
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2. Chop celery, slice carrots, finely chop onion and mince garlic.
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3. In a skillet, heat avocado oil. Saute celery, onion, carrots and garlic, until onions are translucent (about 7 minutes).
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4. Chop potatoes.
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5. Add potatoes and sauteed vegetables to the pot. Simmer for 10 minutes, until the potatoes are tender.
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6. Add kale, parsley and lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for another 15 minutes.
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7. Remove chicken, shred with a fork and return to the pot. Serve hot.
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Products I recommend for this recipe

Barley

Barley
Chicken Broth

Chicken Broth
Avocado Oil

Avocado Oil
Celery Sticks

Celery Sticks
Carrots

Carrots
Onion

Onion
Garlic

Garlic
Russet Potatoes

Russet Potatoes
Kale

Kale
Fresh Parsley

Fresh Parsley
Lemon

Lemon

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Jamie Sanders

Guest November 5, 2017 10:03 PM
I tried this recipe and loved it. I followed the recipe exactly except I used vegetable broth instead of chicken broth. I am a soup person and am always looking for another good healthy soup recipe, this one is definitely a keeper!
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Guest October 31, 2017 10:49 PM
The only thing I didn't do was parsley. But my family enjoyed it and I added more kale to it.
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