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Chipotle Chicken Barley Soup

Author Vianney Rodriguez

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 large carrots diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic minced
  • 2 boneless chicken breasts diced
  • 1 cup barley
  • ½ teaspoon comino
  • 6 cups chicken stock
  • 1 chipotle chile from can, finely chopped
  • 2 –3 spoons of adobo sauce from canned chipotles
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Instructions

  1. Over medium heat add oil, carrots and onion. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Cook until tender, about 6 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and cook an additional 2 minutes.
  4. Add chicken, cook for 5 minutes, stir to brown on all sides.
  5. Add barley and comino and cook an additional minute, stirring constantly.
  6. Add broth, chile and season with salt and pepper.
  7. Cover, reduce heat and simmer until barley is tender and chicken is cooked through, about 15 minutes.
  8. Remove lid add adobo sauce 1 spoonful at the time until reached desired heat. Serve warm.