I told you barley was my new favorite ingredient to add to soups… J I made this for dinner the other night, and everyone loved it…especially my 18-month-old, Mia. At one point she resorted to eating it with her hands because she couldn’t shovel it into her mouth fast enough!
In 6-qt saucepan, combine first 7 ingredients. Over high heat bring to a boil; cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add beans, corn, pepper and chicken; increase heat to high until chili comes to a boil. Cover and reduce heat to low. Simmer for another 5 minutes, or until barley is tender. If upon standing the chili becomes too thick, add more chicken broth or water until chili is desired consistency.