*  Exported from  MasterCook II  *
 
                       Homestyle Chicken Barley Soup
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Main Dish
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1      cup           Chopped onion
    1      cup           Sliced carrots
    1      cup           Sliced celery
    1      tablespoon    Vegetable oil
    5      cups          Water
    1      can           Reduced sodium chicken broth
                         -- (14-1/2 oz size)
      1/2  cup           Medium QUAKER Barley*
    1      teaspoon      Thyme -- crushed
    1      teaspoon      Salt (optional)
      1/8  teaspoon      Black pepper
    1      cup           Chopped cooked chicken
                         -- (about 1/2 pound)
 
 In a 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, cook onion, carrots and celery in oil 
 until onion is tender.  Add remaining ingredients except chicken.  Bring 
 to a boil.  Reduce heat to low; cover.  Simmer 40 minutes, stirring 
 occasionally.  Add cooked chicken; continue cooking 5 to 10 minutes or 
 until chicken is heated through and barley is tender.  Add additional 
 water or chicken broth if soup becomes too thick upon standing.
 
  Eight 1-cup servings.
 
  *NOTE: To use Quick QUAKER Barley, substitute 2/3 cup quick barley for 
 medium barley and decrease water to 4 cups.  Cook onion, carrots and 
 celery as directed above.  Add remaining ingredients except chicken.
 Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to low; cover.  Simmer 10 minutes, stirring 
 occasionally.  Add chicken; continue simmering 5 to 10 minutes or until 
 chicken is heated through and barley is tender.
 
  Nutrition Information: 1 cup * Calories 130 * Protein 11g * Carbohydrate 
 13g * Fat 4g * Cholesterol 25mg * Dietary Fiber 2g * Sodium 190mg * 
 Percent of Calories from Fat: 29% 
  Exchanges: Starch/Bread 1/2, Meat 1, Vegetable 1, Fat 1/2 
  Source: Quaker’s Best Barley Recipes Copyright 1992 The Quaker Oats 
 Company Reprinted with permission from The Quaker Oats Company Electronic 
 format courtesy of Karen Mintzias
 
 
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