Chicken Barley Soup with Sweet Potato

Chicken and barley soup with sweet potatoes will keep you warm and full on crisp, fall days. Serve with a nice crusty bread.

Heat olive oil in a large heavy stockpot over medium heat; cook and stir onion, celery, and garlic in hot oil until onion is slightly tender, about 8 minutes. Stir chicken stock, chicken, carrots,...


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 Spanish onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup diced celery
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 1/2 quarts chicken stock
  • 3 cups diced cooked chicken breast
  • 3 cups sliced carrots
  • 2 parsnips, diced (optional)
  • 1 1/4 cups barley
  • 4 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh dill (optional)
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

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