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Southwestern Chicken Chili with Barley

Cook Time:

20 minutes



Southwestern Chicken Chili with Barley is a bowl full of tender shredded chicken, flavorful broth, and zesty spices. With the little bit of spice and the sweet flavors of corn and tomatoes, together they balance each other out to create a warm dish everyone will love. Top your chili with cheese and sour cream for even more flavor.


How to make it

  • 1

    In 6-qt saucepan, combine first 7 ingredients.

  • 2

    Over high heat bring to a boil; cover and reduce heat to low.

  • 3

    Simmer for 40 minutes, stirring occasionally.

  • 4

    Add beans, corn and chicken; increase heat to high until chili comes to a boil.

  • 5

    Cover and reduce heat to low.

  • 6

    Simmer for another 5 minutes, or until barley is tender.

  • 7

    If upon standing the chili becomes too thick, add more chicken broth or water until chili is desired consistency.

  • 8

    If desired, top with shredded cheese and sour cream.

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