My dad makes this as a special treat when I come to visit. It's my all time favorite meal. It's a great way to warm up (and fill up) on a cold winter day. Don't forget the oyster crackers!

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Melt the butter in a large pot over medium heat. Stir in the onion, and cook until browned. Place the chicken in the pot, and cover with water. Bring to a boil, and cook 45 minutes, until the chicken is cooked and meat is easily removed from the bone.

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  • Remove the chicken legs from the stock, and debone. Skim stock, and return meat to the pot.

  • Mix the barley and macaroni into the pot. Stir in the cauliflower and broccoli, corn, tomatoes, and tomato sauce. Continue to cook, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes, or until barley is done.

Nutrition Facts

415 calories; 14.6 g total fat; 98 mg cholesterol; 1427 mg sodium. 37.3 g carbohydrates; 35.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (7)

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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2006
Very good but it made so much it surprised me! I added great northern beans and some seasonings (oregano basil garlic and a bit of cayenne pepper). I let it sit in the crockpot for the day and it was yummy! Although don't add the macaroni until an hour or so before you eat it otherwise they will grow too big! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/13/2009
The flavor was very good with this soup. Had a little problem with the way it looked as in the cauliflower in the red broth. This was a little bit of a turn off to us. However if that doesn't bother you it has a nice flavor and it is different from the run of the mill soup. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2006
Very good but it made so much it surprised me! I added great northern beans and some seasonings (oregano basil garlic and a bit of cayenne pepper). I let it sit in the crockpot for the day and it was yummy! Although don't add the macaroni until an hour or so before you eat it otherwise they will grow too big! Read More
(22)
Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2006
Very good but it made so much it surprised me! I added great northern beans and some seasonings (oregano basil garlic and a bit of cayenne pepper). I let it sit in the crockpot for the day and it was yummy! Although don't add the macaroni until an hour or so before you eat it otherwise they will grow too big! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/09/2006
Awesome! My husband and children all loved this recipe. Instead of using only corn I used mixed veggies and it was just as good. I will definitely remake this again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/20/2006
Good soup base needs lots of seasoning. I didn't like the whole tomatoes floating around I had to fish them out and whirl them in the food processor. Makes a lot! Good to freeze. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/05/2004
FABULOUS!!! ONE OF MY FAVS NOW!!:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/12/2009
The flavor was very good with this soup. Had a little problem with the way it looked as in the cauliflower in the red broth. This was a little bit of a turn off to us. However if that doesn't bother you it has a nice flavor and it is different from the run of the mill soup. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2006
This is a hit with our family! We love it and will make it again and again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/22/2010
This is a pretty good simple soup. It's really filling and quite inexspensive. I did add quite. Bit of seasonings though. It makes a a lot! We will have this again. Really good with some oyster crackers. The only thing is thAt I don't think the macaroni should be added until right at the very end. They were extra big and overdone. Otherwise great! Read More
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