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Chicken Barley Chili Recipe

Chicken Barley Chili Recipe

TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:9 servings


  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2-1/4 cups water
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1 cup quick-cooking barley
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 3 cups cubed cooked chicken breast


  • 1. In a large saucepan, saute onion and green pepper in oil until tender. Add the water, tomato sauce, broth, tomatoes, barley, chili powder, cumin and garlic powder; bring to a boil.
  • 2. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Add chicken. Cover and simmer for 5 minutes longer or until barley is tender. Yield: 9 servings (about 2 quarts).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 179 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 517mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 5g fiber), 18g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 very lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

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