Chicken & Matzo Ball Soup

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 320.5
  • Total Fat: 13.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 170.3 mg
  • Sodium: 2,585.1 mg
  • Total Carbs: 20.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.1 g
  • Protein: 29.7 g

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Introduction

Homemade soup that I got from my mother-in-law. Any time I make this soup my family comes over to steal some. Haven't found a chicken soup that even comes close. This soup is more of a meal than an appetizer. My family actually eats it as a meal.

Also, it takes several hours to get the vegetables and chicken tender enough.
Homemade soup that I got from my mother-in-law. Any time I make this soup my family comes over to steal some. Haven't found a chicken soup that even comes close. This soup is more of a meal than an appetizer. My family actually eats it as a meal.

Also, it takes several hours to get the vegetables and chicken tender enough.

Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1 Whole Chicken (5 or 6 lbs)
    8 Quarts of Water (or 32 Cups)
    1 Large Onion, diced
    2 Tbsp Salt
    6 Carrots, Peeled and Sliced
    5 Stalks of Celery, sliced
    1 Parsnip, Peeled and Sliced
    1 Medium Tomato, diced (optional)

    The last five ingredients from the ingredients stored by sparkpeople are actually from the back of the Manischewitz Matzo Meal canister (16 oz unsalted). They were listed in the sparkpeople recipe because I wanted the calories counted.


Directions

In a stockpot bring water to a boil, then add diced onion and salt. Cover and cook 10 minutes. Add chicken (with skin and bones), then cook 10 minutes. Add the remaining Vegetables and let simmer until the meat is falling off the bone. Pull out the chicken, let it cool down enough that it can be handled without burning the hands. Remove skin and bones, then pull the chicken apart in smaller chunks. Return the chicken meat to the pot. Let simmer until vegetables are tender.

When you think the soup is about 50 minutes from being done, cook the matzo balls in a separate pot. Drain the matzo balls and put the matzo balls in the stock pot with the soup. You will see the directions on the matzo meal container. I make a double batch, because matzo balls are like dumplings. Everyone wants more...

Serving Size: makes about 8 servings

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user NAVYCHICK82181.

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