So filling, so homey – this one comes out a bit wetter than a stew, but is not quite in the realm of a soup. It’s a great cold weather meal that really sticks with you.
1 c uncooked quick cooking barley
42 oz. fat-free chicken broth
1 T oil
1 3/4 c chopped onion
10 oz. frozen mixed vegetables
1 c chopped cooked chicken (Perdue Shortcuts work great here !)
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 t thyme flakes
Place barley and broth in a large pan and bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer 5 minutes. Heat oil in a skillet and add onion. Saute for 5 minutes then add mixed veggies and sauté another 2 minutes. Add veggies to barley mix along with chicken and spices and simmer 5 minutes.