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Carrot, Chicken and Barley Soup

Serves 4


  • 1tbsp vegetable oil
  • 450g carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 leek, cleaned and sliced
  • 1.2lt chicken stock
  • 75g pearl barley
  • 175g cooked chicken, broken into bite sized chunks
  • 175g cooked potatoes, chopped
  • 100g cooked vegetables such as peas, broccoli, or green beans


Heat the oil in a large pan, add the carrots and leek, then saute over a medium heat for 4 mins. Add the stock, pearl barley, chicken and potatoes and season well.

Bring to the boil, then cover and simmer for 20-25 mins or until the pearl barley and carrots are tender. Stir in the cooked vegetables, return to the boil and simmer for 1 min. Stir in the parsley and season to taste. Ladle into bowls and serve.

To save time you can always make chicken stock with a stock cube or concentrate.

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