I made this the other day and my family did everything but lick the bowl. Its easy, quick and very yummy!!
Chicken & Barley Soup
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
4 carrots, diced small
4 celery stalks, diced small
1 medium yellow onion, diced small
2 cups shredded chicken
Coarse salt and ground pepper
8 cups low-sodium chicken broth
5 sprigs thyme (if you have it)
1½ cup barley
In a large Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high. Add carrots, celery, and onion. Cook until just tender, about 8 minutes. Add chicken and season generously with salt and pepper.