This is a nice soup recipe with a lot of texture and flavor. It is a welcome change for those weeks when there doesn't seem to be a lot of variety... and all 3 of my kids even loved it. This can also be cooked in a pan on the stove until the barley and carrot are tender, but I prefer the slow cooker method. The flavors seem to blend better.
Basil, rosemary, and garlic provide a base of flavors for this seasoning blend. This dry mix of herbs and spices adds a unique zing to any chicken dish. It has just the right amount of heat and flavor to make all your guests beg for more. Don't be scared by the long list; most of it is spices you will probably have in your cupboard. Note, it also gives chili a great flavor without adding too much heat.