Hearty Chicken and Barley Soup with lots of vegetables, a healthy, quick and easy soup for those chilly days, although is light enough to be enjoyed throught the year.
Add the chicken stock to a large pan, chop the vegetables and add them in too.
Add the barley too and cook for about 15 minutes or until the barley is cooked, then add the frozen spinach and leave to cook for a further 5 minute. Add more chicken broth is necessary.
Season with salt, pepper, herbs, add the lemon juice and tomato paste, and give it a good stir.
Add the cooked chicken, freshly chopped parsley, and remove from the heat.