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Crock Pot Chicken and Barley Soup March 22, 2013

Filed under: Uncategorized — kariryerson @ 12:00 am

I love a good crock pot recipe. In sticking with my craving of soup and sandwiches I decided to make a variation on this one. I had some turkey breast tenderloins in the freezer. I always like to cook my meats in the soup if I can to give it more flavor instead of using precooked like the recipe calls for. This one turned out really good!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup celery, finely diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 3 carrots, finely diced
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup pearl barley (not the quick-cooking kind)
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1.25 lb turkey breast (or chicken)
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 3 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 14 oz can diced tomatoes
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

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Directions:

In a small pan saute the garlic, celery and carrots in 1 tbsp olive oil.
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After about 5 minutes add in the tomato paste and saute for two minutes.
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While the veggies are sauteing, combine the rest of the ingredients minus the barley in the crock pot.
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Cook on low for 3 hours. Add the barley and cook for another 5 hours. Shred the meat and return to pot. Enjoy!
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One Response to “Crock Pot Chicken and Barley Soup”

  1. Khyra's Mom Says:

    I’ve SO starred this one to make sometime soon!


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