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Slow Cooker Chicken and Barley Soup

Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Soup
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Servings 6 people


  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1 medium white onion, diced
  • 14.5 oz can petite diced tomatoes
  • 3 celery ribs, sliced into pieces
  • cup sliced carrots
  • 5 cups chicken broth
  • cut pearl barley
  • 1 ½ teaspoon poultry seasoning
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper


  • Place chicken, onion, carrot, celery, tomatoes, chicken broth, poultry seasoning, salt, and pepper into a slow cooker.
  • Stir and cover. Cook on low for 5 hours or high for 2 hours.
  • Remove cover and add barley. Cook for an additional hour on high, or 2 hours on low.
  • The soup might be pretty thick and you can add additional broth is needed.
  • Serve and enjoy.