I made a great soup tonight and thought I'd post the recipe.
Southwest Chicken Soup
1 can chicken broth
1 small onion
2 or 3 chicken breasts
1 stalk celery
1 small green bell pepper
1 can red kidney beans (or black beans)
1/2 cup corn
1/3 cup barley
3/4 cup pasta (I used rotini but farfalle would work too)
Heat chicken broth and at least 3 cups of water with onion, bell pepper, chicken breast (whole or chopped up), barley, kidney beans, garlic salt, and chili powder. When chicken appears cooked (about 10 minutes) put in celery, corn and pasta and cook until pasta is tender. add salt to taste. top with cheese and crumpled tortilla chips.
I also put cabbage in the soup for extra nutrition and flavor, but I'm weird and I love cabbage.