Chicken Barley Chili
This warm and comforting Chicken Barley Chili is quick and easy to throw together. The barley adds something a little unique and jarred salsa is a quick shortcut for lots of flavor!
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Chili
Serves: 4-6
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes with chilis, undrained
  • 1 jar (16 oz) medium salsa
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) chicken broth
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup barley
  • 1½ tbsp chili powder
  • 2 tsp cumin
  • 1 can (15 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cups frozen sweet corn
  • 3 large chicken breasts, poached and shredded
  1. In a large stockpot, combine the first 7 ingredients.
  2. Bring to a boil, then cover and simmer on low heat for approximately 35-40 minutes.
  3. Add beans, corn, and chicken, then bring to a boil again.
  4. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer on low for an additional 5 minutes. Check barley to make sure it is soft and cooked through.
  5. Serve and top with sour cream, cheese and/or cornbread crumbles!
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