Cook4me+ Tomato, Chicken and Barley Soup

Cook4me+ Tomato, Chicken and Barley Soup


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  • Very easy


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  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 pc Brown Onion, Diced
  • 2 cloves Garlic, Crushed
  • 2 Carrots, Diced
  • 2 Celery Sticks, Diced
  • 1 Fennel Bulb, chopped
  • 1 Leek, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Flour
  • 1 cup Tomato Passata
  • 1 1/4 cups Pearl Barley
  • 400g Chicken Breast
  • 1 litre Chicken Stock, Reduced Salt
  • 2 pcs Dried Bay Leaf
  • 2 sprigs Fresh Thyme
  • 1/2 cup Flat-Leaf Parsley, Finely Chopped
  • Pepper, to season


This is part of our 5 day Cook4Me+ meal plan created in partnership with dietitians The Biting Truth @thebitingtruth.

Tuck into this hearty and thick chicken and barley soup for a proper winter warmer! The addition of barley provides a great texture and a bunch of nutrients including fibre, protein, B vitamins and minerals like iron and zinc. Many studies have suggested that increasing consumption of plant foods, like barley, decreases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and overall mortality.

1. Turn on sauté function. Heat oil in the pot and add onion, garlic, carrots, celery, fennel and leek. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

2. Add flour and continue to stir.

3. Add tomato passata, barley and 2 cups of water.

4. Place chicken in the pot. Add 1L chicken stock, bay leafs and thyme.

5. Pressure cook for 45 minutes.

6. Use a fork to shred the chicken, remove bay leafs and serve with fresh parsley and pepper.

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