Chicken Vegetable Soup
Chicken Vegetable Soup is an easy, hearty and delicious recipe for a great fall or winter meal. Chicken, celery, carrots, onions and bell peppers and barley all cooked on the stovetop. This is loaded with vegetables and takes about 1 hour total time from start to finish. It is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low carbohydrates, low cholesterol, Weight Watchers (3) PointsPlus recipe. Makes 8 (1-1/2 cup) servings. Chicken Vegetable Soup will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 40 Minutes
8 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2 cup regular barley
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves,
(1 to 1-1/4 lbs total), cut into 3/4-inch cubes
3 celery ribs, sliced
3 medium size carrots, sliced
1/2 cup chopped onions
2 tbsp dried parsley
1 tsp dried sage or rosemary, crushed
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1 cup chopped bell peppers
1. In a 4-quart Dutch oven, bring broth to a boil; add barley. Return to boiling; reduce heat.
Cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
2. Add in the chicken, celery, carrots, onion, dried parsley, sage, and black pepper to Dutch oven. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 10 minutes.
3. Add in the bell peppers; cover and simmer about 5 minutes more or until chicken is no longer pink and vegetables are tender then stir in the parsley.
Yield: 8 Servings
Serving Size: 1-1/2 cups per serving
Weight Watchers PointsPlus = 3
Calories: 137, Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 33mg, Carbohydrates: 14g, Sodium: 631mg, Sugars: 2g, Fiber: 3g, Protein: 18g
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