Ginger Chicken Soup with Barley

Ginger Chicken Soup with Barley

Serves 10


Ginger Chicken Soup with Barley made with 6-Quart Geek Chef Pressure Cooker and Cuisinart Stainless Steel Skillet. Produced by Bon Appétit with The Home Depot.

For the Soup:

  • 1 bone-in, skin-on chicken breast, split (about 1.5 pounds)
  • 4 bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs (about 1.5 pounds)
  • 1 stalk celery, cut into thirds
  • 1 large leek, halved
  • 1 head garlic, halved crosswise
  • 1 beefsteak tomato, halved
  • 1 medium onion, halved
  • 1 large piece ginger, about 5”, cut into large pieces
  • 8 sprigs parsley
  • 1 bay leaf
  • ½ cup pearled barley, rinsed
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Combine all the ingredients plus 1 tablespoon salt, 2 teaspoons black pepper, and 8cups water in a 6-Quart Geek Chef Instapot. Seal pressure cooker according to manufacturer’s instructions and cook on high pressure 30 minutes. Remove from heat and release the pressure slowly.

Transfer chicken to a cutting board and let cool slightly. Discard the vegetables; it’s okay if some pieces remain. Gently shred the chicken and transfer back into the soup. Season with more salt if needed.

For Serving:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 medium shallots, peeled and thinly sliced crosswise
  • Kosher salt and fresh black pepper
  • 1 bunch radishes, trimmed and quartered
  • 1 bunch kale, thick stems removed and leaves torn into bite-sized pieces, about 8 cups
  • Lemon wedges, for serving

Combine oil and shallots in a Cuisinart Stainless SteelSkillet. Place over medium-low heat and cook until the shallots are golden brown, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer with a slotted spoon to a paper towel-lined plate and season with salt.

Add radishes to the same pan and cook over medium-high until radishes are slightly golden on the outside and crisp-tender, 2 to 3 minutes; season with salt and pepper and transfer with a slotted spoon to a large bowl. Add kale and cook over medium-high until the leaves are wilted but still very green, 1 to 2 minutes; season with salt and pepper and transfer to bowl with radishes.

To serve the soup, divide radish and kale mixture evenly between bowls and ladle soup over. Serve with lemon wedges.

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