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       Title: Chicken Barley Soup (Low Cal)
  Categories: Diabetic, Soups/stews, Low-fat/cal, Main dish, Poultry
       Yield: 8 servings
  
       3 lb Chicken, Cut in pieces            1/2 c  Finely chopped carrot
     1/2 c  Uncooked barley                   1/2 c  Chopped fresh parsley
       9 c  Water                               1 tb Salt
       2 tb Lemon Juice                       1/2 ts Pepper, freshly ground
       3    Celery stalks with leaves         1/4 ts Celery seed
       1 sm Onion                           1 1/2 c  Green beans cut, fresh
     1/2 c  Chopped onion                  
  
   Place chicken, water, leaves from celery and small onion in a large
   saucepan.  (Reserve celery stalks.)
   
   Cover saucepan and bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 1 1/2 hours
   until chicken is tender.  Remove chicken.  Strain broth into bowl;
   chill until fat sets on top.  Remove fat.
   
   Remove skin and bones from chicken, discard.  Cut chicken into
   bite-sized pieces, set aside.  (My note:  if you want less than 8
   servings, freeze extra broth and chicken separately in meal-sized
   portions.)
   
   Return broth to saucepan.  Chop reserved celery stalks, add to broth
   with chopped onion, carrot, parsley, barley, lemon juice, seasonings.
   Cover and simmer 20 min.
   
   Add fresh green beans and chicken; continue cooking 15 min or until
   beans are tender.  Each serving 1 1/2 cup.
   
   11 g carbohydrate, 14 g protein 5 g fat, 145 calories 2 Protein
   Choices, 1 fruit & veg. choice
   
   Source:  Choice Cooking c. 1986 Canadian Diabetes Association Shared
   by Elizabeth Rodier, tested Sept 93 with substitutions. From the
   files of Al Rice, North PoleAlaska,  Feb 1994
  
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