The lentils and barley add down-home flavor and hearty texture to this satisfying and healthy chicken soup.

Source: Midwest Living

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Rinse the lentils under cold running water and drain; set them aside. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, cook the sliced leeks or chopped onion, chopped sweet pepper, and garlic in butter or margarine until the vegetables are tender.

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  • Carefully stir in the water, chicken broth, basil, oregano, rosemary, pepper, and lentils. Bring the mixture to boiling. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 20 minutes.

  • Stir in the chicken or turkey, the carrots, and uncooked barley. Simmer, covered, for about 20 minutes more or just until carrots are tender. Stir in undrained tomatoes; heat through. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts

248 calories; fat 8g; cholesterol 44mg; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 28g; insoluble fiber 8g; protein 19g; vitamin a 1761.7RE; vitamin c 72.6mg; sodium 324mg; calcium 111.1mg; iron 0.9mg.
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