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Chicken Barley Soup with Sweet Potato

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"I got this recipe from my mother; it's a hearty soup, perfect for a crisp fall day. The sweet potato and barley combine for a unique chicken soup that is always a crowd-pleaser! (Also a great way to use chicken leftovers.)"
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Ingredients

1 h 30 m servings 240
Original recipe yields 16 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat olive oil in a large heavy stockpot over medium heat; cook and stir onion, celery, and garlic in hot oil until onion is slightly tender, about 8 minutes.
  2. Stir chicken stock, chicken, carrots, parsnips, and barley into onion mixture; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer until barley is slightly tender, about 30 minutes.
  3. Stir sweet potatoes into soup and simmer until sweet potatoes and barley are tender, about 30 minutes; season with dill, salt, and pepper.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 240 calories; 3.5 41.3 11.8 20 530 Full nutrition

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We loved this! I had two chicken carcasses from last night and some sweet potatoes that needed to be used up, so I searched for chicken soup recipes with sweet potatoes and this was the best lo...

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I thought this was fine overall flavorwise, but mine turned out more like a goulash. The barley absorbed all the liquid. I cooked it in a soup pot and the soup came to the top. I used rotisserie...

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We loved this! I had two chicken carcasses from last night and some sweet potatoes that needed to be used up, so I searched for chicken soup recipes with sweet potatoes and this was the best lo...

I so enjoyed discovering and making your mother's soup. Thanks for sharing. Used the leftovers of a rotisserie chicken to make broth and for the meat. I didn't have parsnips, and only 2 sweet po...

We used a whole head of garlic, about 5 small/med. red onions, & half a celeriac (instead of celery). We added a bit of poultry seasoning to the chopped chicken breast as we sautéed it. Then abo...

This turned into a sticky stew for me. Next time I will cut the sweet potato, barley and chicken down to half of what was called for and hope for a soup. It tastes good though.

Awesome soup! May be the best I've ever made. I made a few variations: used cooked chicken, pre cooked barley, vegetable stock and dried dill. All turned out amazing. I definitely recommend this...

Wonderful soup. I did not precook chicken and I used white turnip as I could not fin parsnips. turned out great.

I thought this was fine overall flavorwise, but mine turned out more like a goulash. The barley absorbed all the liquid. I cooked it in a soup pot and the soup came to the top. I used rotisserie...

This was a great variation of chicken barley vegetable soup. My kids loved the addition of sweet potatoes.

I used fresh chicken breast which I diced and sautéed in the olive oil. I also added black pepper and celery seed immediately. (No celery in the house!). The other changes I made were the additi...