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Chicken Matzo Ball Soup Recipe

Chicken Matzo Ball Soup Recipe has Matzah ball dumplings made of matzah meal, eggs, water, and oil, simmered in chicken filled broth.  Baked chicken or a  lemon garlic infused rotisserie chicken for the soup base makes the best soup.  Chicken stock is also a must for the dumplings and the broth.
What makes this soup fun, is how we serve it. Serve it up Sassy with a cozy and added pie crust shaped baked mittens as a garnish.  For the cozy,  I used a brand new white sock with ribbing on the calf. After cutting the sole out of the sock, I slipped the tubing over the base of the quart mason jar.  You could use any jar, but the mason jar holds just enough contents and is capable of holding the heat of the soup.   To add some whimsy  a piece of jute twine was added to the collar of the jar.

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Ingredients for the Dumplings:

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Matzo Ball Soup ingredients

I used matzo meal to make the dumplings.  Easy to whip up, just add eggs, oil and water,  stir and cover with plastic wrap placed in refrigerator for 10 minutes or until firm.

Form the dumplings the desired size, usually 2 inch, but you can make them the size you want.

While the dumpling dough is chilling,  fill a saucepan with chicken broth and bring to a boil.

The Chicken and Broth:

If you don’t want to cook an entire chicken to get the broth and meat, you can buy a rotisserie chicken.  The rotisserie chicken is easy to remove from the bone and strips are placed in  the rich chicken broth.  Baking a whole chicken will give you wonderful broth when you bake the bird with carrots, onion and celery or lemon juice with rosemary sprigs and olive oil.  You can also use skinless chicken breast or strips but marinate the chicken and bake before adding to the soup.  Marinate the chicken pieces in olive oil and lemon juice with rosemary sprigs, place in zip lock bag and let the chicken soak up the marinade a few hours.. if you don’t have time for the marinade, bake the strips with this marinade, but never…. never.. use marinade that you have soaked raw meat in your baked dishes.  Can cause illness if you do that.

The Broth:

I use boxed chicken broth if I don’t have time to bake a whole chicken.  My favorite soup stock brand is McCormick Gourmet Kitchen Basics.     No MSG and other unwanted ingredients.  Has great flavor and rich color.  You would like it.

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Chicken Matzo Ball-Dumplings

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Form the dumplings the desired size, usually 2 inch, but you can make them the size you want.  Drop the dumplings in the boiling chicken broth, they will rise to the top as they cook.  Be careful not to put to many dumplings in at a time.  At this point you can remove the dumplings from the broth and set aside.  Discard broth or use for dressing.  You can freeze it until ready to use.

In the meantime, fill a dutch oven with chicken broth, add whole mini carrots, sliced or diced onions, minced garlic and celery pieces. Bring to a simmer, then add chicken pieces and dumplings/balls.

The soup is now ready to be served!  Serve it up Sassy in a quart jar or in a bowl.  To make the mittens and stars for a garnish,  cut out shapes from refrigerated pie crust.  Or you can make Cheese Spoons.

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Cheese Spoons

Chicken Matzo Ball Soup with Star Crackers

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Chicken Matzo Ball Soup with Star Crackers

Serve it up Sassy| Menu Napkin Ring

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Napkin ring as the menu for Chicken Matzo Ball Soup

Enjoy!  Take the chill off this winter with this wonderful wholesome soup. Good for the soul!

 

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