Baby-friendly Chicken and Barley Soup

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The Ingredients:

  • 120 g Organic Red Onion, quartered
  • 100 g Organic Carrot, washed, peeled, cut in pieces (4 cm)
  • 100 g Organic Leek, washed, cut in pieces (4 cm)
  • 120 g Organic Chinese Celery, washed, cut in pieces (4 cm)
  • 10 g Organic Curly Parsley, washed, cut in pieces, plus extra leaves roughly chopped for garnishing
  • 2 dried Organic Bay Leaves
  • 900 g water
  • 1 tsp chicken stock paste, homemade (see tip)
  • or 1 chicken stock cube (for 0.5 l), crumbled (see tip)
  • 750 – 800 g chicken thighs, skin on, bone in
  • 80 g Simply Organic Pearl Barley, rinsed thoroughly and drained

Methods

  1. Place onions, carrots, leeks, celery, parsley, bay leaves, water and chicken stock in mixing bowl. Place Varoma dish into position, weigh in chicken, making sure some holes are uncovered for steam to circulate, then cover Varoma and steam 30 min/100°C//speed 1.
  2. Check chicken is cooked, remove the skin and finely shred the meat from the bone using two forks. Transfer shredded meat to a large bowl.
  3. Using Varoma dish, drain broth from mixing bowl into bowl with chicken. Discard the vegetables and herbs.
  4. Place barley and prepared chicken and broth in mixing bowl then cook 30 min/100°C//speed 1
  5. Divide between bowls, garnish with chopped parsley and serve with toast fingers or biscuits for dunking, for example, ensuring that the soup is a suitable temperature for your baby before serving.
  1. Place onions, carrots, leeks, celery, parsley, bay leaves, water, chicken stocks and chicken into a cooking pot. Cook at medium heat for 30 minutes. 
  2. Check chicken is cooked, remove the skin and finely shred the meat from the bone using two forks. Transfer shredded meat to a large bowl.
  3. Drain broth from cooking pot into bowl with chicken. Discard the vegetables and herbs. 
  4. Cook the prepared chicken and broth with barley, then cook at medium heat for 30 minutes. 
  5. Divide between bowls, garnish with chopped parsley and serve with toast fingers or biscuits for dunking, for example, ensuring that the soup is a suitable temperature for your baby before serving.

THE INGREDIENTS

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