Sometime I crave a simple, wholesome, nothing fancy dinner. Do you ever feel like that? You know, the weather is cold and damp and your looking for an easy, comforting dinner to warm you up and fill you up in a healthy, sort of, feeling way. This soup is a great example of that kind of dinner. It's pretty quick and easy to make and it tastes homey and very comforting. The chicken and barley go together really well and it's a unexpected change from the more common combos of chicken and noodle soup or beef and barley soup. I really liked the addition of vermouth. It gives the soup a little extra spunk while keeping it's homey personality.
I brined and roasted a chicken for this soup but you can always take a short cut and buy a roasted chicken from the market. It would also be great with 4-6 poached chicken breasts.
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