The Best Chicken & Matzah Ball Soup

Chicken & Matzah Ball Soup is a foundation of Jewish-Ashkenazi cuisine 

Soup is perfect for most all occasions, including as a precursor to Shabbat dinner or on Chag (Holiday) like Passover. Chicken & Matzah Ball Soup is the bedrock on which meals are made and often the catalyst to curing colds.

 

Chicken & Matzah Ball Soup

This recipe is as versatile as it gets. Add sweet potatoes for flavor and health benefits, noodles for nourishment, et al.

Passover is a very special time of year when the Jewish people celebrate our liberation from slavery in Egypt. A staple of this week of dietary restrictions (learn more about Passover by clicking here) is Chicken & Matzah Ball Soup. While the chicken can be omitted for a veggie version of this tasty soup, more veggies can be added for a different spin on this classic. This straightforward recipe can be adjusted any way you see fit, but our favorite is the addition of healthy and hearty sweet potatoes along with celery for a fresh crunch.

The Best Chicken & Matzah Ball Soup

Serves: 4-6
Prep Time: 1 hour 30 minutes (includes simmering)
Cooks in: 1 hour
Ready in: 1 hour 30 minutes
Difficulty: Medium

INGREDIENTS

  • 6-8 Chicken Drumsticks
  • 1 Package Matzah Ball mix
  • 2 large sweet potatoes (optional)
  • 2 large carrots, chopped
  • 2 parsnips, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 1 onion, cut in half
  • 1 bunch of dill
  • 3-4 stalks of thyme to taste
  • 1 bunch of flat leaf parsley
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon whole peppercorns
  • salt and pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS

  1. Chop veggies (sweet potatoes, carrots, parsnips, celery) into small rounds, onion and garlic into small pieces
  2. Place chicken drumsticks and veggies in large soup pot on the stovetop (including onion and garlic). Fill with water so everything is thoroughly covered. Add 4 cups of water (or more) on top of that.
  3. Bring to a boil and reduce to medium-low heat and simmer for 1 hour
  4. Once you reduce heat, add in parsley, peppercorns, thyme, dill
  5. While soup is simmering, prepare your matzah balls according to directions on package
  6. While simmering, spoon off the surface foam layer that will accumulate every 10-15 minutes or so
  7. Soup is done when chicken is cooked thoroughly and if sweet potatoes were added, make sure they are soft and tender
  8. At this point, add Matzah balls and serve hot

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