Chicken & Barley Soup

Chicken & Barley Soup

This is a great tasting light soup that you can make in around 30 minutes. Barley is very nutritious and helps keep us feeling fuller for longer.

CAL P/SERVE
260
kJ P/SERVE
1090
FAT P/SERVE
5.7g
CARBS P/SERVE
22.5g
PROTEIN P/SERVE
25.3g
SUGAR P/SERVE
5.5g
SODIUM P/SERVE
598g
FAT
%
0.9%
ENERGY RDI%
12.5%

According to Nutrition Australia, Barley is a soluble fibre which helps to slow the emptying process in our stomachs, this will help you feel fuller for longer.  It also helps to lower cholesterol and stabilise your blood glucose levels.

We used Massel brand chicken stock as this is an all-vegetable stock.

You can add some small florets of cauliflower, zucchini or even a pinch of chilli.

This recipe is low sodium, low sugar, low fat, and high protein.

Ingredients

  • ½ cup dried pearl barley
  • 6 cups salt reduced chicken stock, heated
  • 1 chicken breast, grilled or BBQ
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 2 celery sticks, sliced
  • 2 spring onions, sliced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 150g fresh baby spinach leaves
  • 100g sliced mushrooms
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp. thyme
  • 1 tsp. rosemary
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Method

  1. Heat a pot with olive oil on medium heat and sauté onion for a couple of minutes then add your carrot and celery, sautéing for a few minutes on low to medium heat.
  2. Add mushrooms, thyme, rosemary and garlic. Continue to cook until mushrooms have softened. Add heated stock, bay leaf, and then stir in barley, season with salt and pepper to taste. Shred your chicken breast into soup and simmer for 10 minutes. Add spinach, taste soup to see if enough herbs, add more if you like.
  3. Serve when ready.

Nutrition Table

Servings: 4 Serving size:603g
Average Serve Average 100g
Energy 1090 kJ 181 kJ
  260 Cal 43 Cal
Protein 25.3 g 4.2 g
Fat, total 5.7 g 1 g
- saturated 1.1 g 0.2 g
Carbohydrate 22.5 g 3.7 g
- sugars 5.5 g 0.9 g
Sodium 598 mg 99 mg

This recipe was developed by Sharrelle Haywood and the Food Photography is courtesy of Factory59. In order to have permission to use this recipe on your website or blog, you must include a website link to weightloss.com.au with the recipe to acknowledge our copyright.

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