But barley was once the main meal of the day. The once popular cereal, which was considered a royal meal and was prepared exclusively on holidays, is now completely forgotten. Pearl barley soup is a very nutritious dish, and pearl barley is a healthy and inexpensive product with a wide range of dietary properties. You should definitely try Barley Chicken Soup and incorporate it into your healthy diet.
Introducing the versatile Barley Chicken Soup recipe perfect for a family meal. This time, instead of the usual porridge, we will cook barley soup in chicken broth using a standard set of products, and thus we will cook a nutritious and most delicious first course.
Barley Chicken Soup Recipe
To make chicken pearl barley soup, prepare all the necessary ingredients as indicated on the ingredients list.
Rinse the meat and place in a deep saucepan, pour 3 liters of cold water and place on the stove. Add peppercorns and bay leaves.
Boil the chicken until tender and strain the broth. Separate the meat from the bones and cut into small pieces.
In a thick-walled saucepan, melt the butter and lightly fry the finely chopped vegetables: onions, carrots, celery and garlic.
After the vegetables have softened, transfer the pearl barley soaked for 2 hours and the potatoes cut into medium pieces into a saucepan.
Pour the strained chicken stock, place the pot on the stove and bring to a boil.
Add chopped pieces of meat, reduce heat and cook pearl barley soup for 1 hour while simmering.
Once the groats are ready, add the chopped green onions, dill and chopped parsley, season with spices to taste, boil the broth again and pour into bowls.
The density of the broth can be adjusted and, if desired, the soup can be made thinner or thicker, for this you need to increase the amount of cereals and vegetables. The best part is that in Barley Soup you can add almost any food and make bone-based beef broth.