I love this soup for many reasons, the number one reason being: no peeling potatoes. Secondly, the cheese. How can you not love cheese? The last major reason why I love this soup, is that you can have it done in about 30 minutes!
This is a great way to make a whole chicken in half the time it would normally take. I love the thought of buying a whole chicken. You can feed a family of 4-6 people for less than it would cost if you bought 6 chicken breasts.
Southwest chicken and barley soup really does have it all. It has tender chicken, which cooks in the flavorful broth and veggies and then is shredded at the end. It’s a bit spicy with the Rotel tomatoes, southwest corn and spices. But the star of the show is really the barley.
I was feeling a little ambitious and wanted to do something I’ve never done before and make this berry banana bread. I bought a ton of bananas, and also 3 bags of frozen fruit. It was a no brainer that I needed to try a new recipe with my abundance of brown bananas and frozen fruit.