Slow Cooker Chicken Barley Soup Recipe

  • Yield: 6
  • Servings: 6
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 9:00 h
  • Ready In: 9:10 h

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

  • Carbohydrates

    12 g
  • Cholesterol

    45.9 mg
  • Fat

    2.5 g
  • Fiber

    1 g
  • Protein

  • Saturated Fat

    1.5 g
  • Serving Size

  • Sodium

    327 mg
  • Sugar

    0 g
  • Trans Fat

    0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat

    0 g
  • Potassium

    317 mg
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Slow cooker chicken barley soup recipe. A healthy chicken barley soup recipe that is easy to make. This soup is made with whole foods and tons of flavor.

Slow cooker chicken barley soup is a hearty, comforting dish that’s perfect for days when you don’t have time to cook. It’s also much easier to make than a traditional pot of soup. The soup is made from broth and veggies cooked in the crock pot all day with a few simple ingredients like carrots, onion, and celery.

Why I believe chicken barley soup is the best soup ever

I believe that chicken barley soup is the best soup ever. For me, it is the most comforting soup and it has a lot of memories attached to it. It was my mom’s specialty. She would make this soup for me when I was sick, or when I had a bad day at school. It always made me feel better and I still crave this soup now as an adult.

I think that chicken barley soup is the best because of how comforting it is and how many memories are attached to it for me personally.

What you need to prepare chicken barley soup

This soup is an excellent choice for a cold and rainy day. The ingredients are simple and the recipe is easy to make.

-1 tablespoon butter or olive oil

-2 carrots, chopped

-2 celery stalks, chopped

-1 yellow onion, chopped

-3 cloves garlic, minced (or 1 teaspoon garlic powder)

-3/4 cup uncooked pearl barley

-6 cups water or broth (chicken or vegetable) (I used chicken broth) (vegetable broth for vegetarians)

-4 cups shredded cooked chicken breast meat (or 2 cans of low sodium chicken broth) (I used pre-cooked canned chicken breast meat)

Which Soups You Can Cook in a Slow Cooker

Slow cookers are a great way to make soup. But there are some soups that you can’t make in a slow cooker. This is because the ingredients need to be boiled before they go into the slow cooker. For example, if you want to make chicken noodle soup, then you need to boil the chicken and noodles before adding them to the slow cooker.

One of the soups that cannot be made in a slow cooker is clam chowder. You need to cook the clams for about 15 minutes before you add them to the slow cooker. You need to sauté onions and cook potatoes, carrots, and celery in a pan until they are fork tender. Then you mix all these ingredients with milk, flour, salt, pepper, and cayenne in a blender until smooth. The soups that can be made in a slow cooker include vegetable soups, seafood soups, and chicken soup.

Slow Cooker Chicken Barley Soup Recipe

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  • 3 large carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 large yellow onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup chicken gizzards
  • 3 cups (750 ml) water
  • 2 cups (500 ml) reduced-sodium fat-free chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup uncooked medium pearled barley
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped parsley
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves


Step 1

Place carrots, celery, and onion in 4-5-quart (4-5 L) slow cooker. Top with chicken gizzards. Add remaining ingredients, except parsley and thyme.

Step 2

Cover slow cooker and cook on low-heat setting for 8-9 hours.

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