Slow Cooker Chicken and Barley Soup

adapted fromĀ Kayln's Kitchen

serves about 6

2-4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (depending on size) or 2 cups leftover chicken

8 cups chicken broth

1 tsp dried thyme

1 tsp poultry seasoning (or seasoning of your choice)

1 TB dried parsley

1 onion, diced

1 cup chopped celery (2-3 stalks)

1 cup sliced or diced carrots (or more!)

1 can diced tomatoes (or 1-2 chopped fresh tomatoes)

1/2 cup pearl barley

pepper and salt to taste

Place all ingredients in slow cooker. Cook on low heat 6-8 hrs. or on high 4-6 hrs. About halfway through cooking time (or when chicken is done), remove chicken from slow cooker and cut into chunks. Return to slow cooker for the remaining cook time.