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Chicken Veggie Soup Recipe

Chicken Veggie Soup Recipe

This satisfying veggie soup hits the spot at lunch or dinner. Add a side salad and some whole grain bread for a filling and nutritious meal. —Amy Cheatham, Sandusky, Ohio
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 5 hours YIELD:7 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped sweet red pepper
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/2-in. cubes
  • 1 can (49-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes, undrained
  • 2 medium carrots, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1/2 cup medium pearl barley
  • 1-3/4 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • 1. In a large skillet, saute the onion, mushrooms and peppers in butter and oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer.
  • 2. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Add the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until chicken and barley are tender. Yield: 7 servings (2-3/4 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups equals 212 calories, 6 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 36 mg cholesterol, 1,236 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 15 g protein.