PBC Turkey Soup

Cook times*

Cook Time: 40-50 Minutes
*Cook times are approximate and may vary


  • 4 C PBC turkey, white and/or dark meat, cubed
  • 2 (or more) liters chicken stock or chicken broth or both. Note: Add water if needed to achieve desired consistency – as the barley expands, it absorbs the liquid.
  • 4 teaspoons “Better than Bouillon” chicken base
  • 4 C barley, pearl or purple
  • 3 C whole baby carrots
  • 2 C onion, chopped
  • 3 C potatoes, cubed
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Cook turkey in the PBC according to instructions, or use leftovers as available.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large pot.
  3. Simmer uncovered over medium heat for 40-50 mins (until barley and potatoes are cooked).
  4. Serve with rosemary or sage bread chunks, and enjoy!

This is a fantastic use for your holiday leftovers, or as a standalone dish any time of the year. The smoky flavor of the PBC turkey pairs perfectly without overpowering the heartiness of the barley to create a deliciously unique and robust soup! Contributed by PBC user Candice C. Thanks, Candice!

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