Classic Chicken Matzo Ball Soup

January 21, 2022

A delicacy served on holidays such as Hanukkah and Passover: Classic Matzo Ball Soup!

Matzo Ball Soup is prepared with matzo flourless meatballs served with chicken broth. It is a classic Jewish dish. It is an easy main dish prepared in one pot. This traditional soup recipe, especially prepared on Jewish holidays, is hearty and delicious.

Try this Matzo Ball Soup made with matzo balls and chicken stock. Enjoy this traditional recipe with the whole family. Enjoy your meal.

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Taste Score: %85
Difficulty Easy
Servings 4 people
Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 40 mins
Total 50 mins

Tips

  • You can use finely ground matzo crackers instead of matzo meal as well.
  • If you don't want diced vegetables in your soup, add them whole and strain them after 20 to 30 minutes.
  • Season the soup with bay leaf, black peppercorns, and dried herbs to add more flavors.
  • To make the soup more wholesome, add dried pasta to the soup and cook it.
  • You can also add boiled and shredded chicken in matzo ball soup to make it more tasteful.

Ingredients

Directions

Matzo Balls

  1. Add matzo meal, baking powder, salt and pepper to a large bowl. Whisk to combine everything.
  2. In a separate bowl, crack eggs and add rendered chicken fat. Whisk the two ingredients so that they are well combined.
  3. Pour the egg mixture onto the dry ingredients and mix well using a fork. Let everything combine, and don't overmix the batter.
  4. Cover the bowl using cling film and place it in the refrigerator for about an hour.

Soup

  1. Meanwhile, place a large pot over medium heat and add olive oil.
  2. When the oil is hot, add the chopped onions and sauté for 1-2 minutes or until the onions turn translucent.
  3. Add chopped carrots and celery and cook for two more minutes.
  4. Pour chicken stock, salt, black pepper, and add freshly chopped dill. Let it simmer for about 20 minutes.
  5. Take the matzo mixture out of the refrigerator and fluffy it up using a fork.
  6. Add water into a medium pot and place it on medium heat. Season it with salt. Let it come to a boil.
  7. Shape the matzo ball mixture with your hands into balls of equal size. Be careful not to press on the balls.
  8. Add these balls one by one in boiling salted water and reduce the heat. Cover with a lid and let it simmer for about 20 minutes or until they start to float.
  9. Once the matzo balls are cooked, remove them from the water.
  10. Put the matzo balls in the serving bowl and pour the soup over them.
  11. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley. Serve hot.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Matzo Ball Soup
Serves 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories188
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.6 g17.4%
Cholesterol 98 mg32.7%
Sodium 2000 mg87%
Protein 5.6 g11.2%
Potassium 357 mg7.6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

What Is Matzo Ball Soup?

Matzo ball soup is a traditional Jewish dish that is served during several Jewish holidays like Hanukkah and Passover. This soup is made from two main components, i.e., Matzo balls and chicken soup. The matzo balls are a type of dumplings made from matzo meal, eggs, baking powder, rendered chicken fat, and seasonings. These balls are cooked in boiling water. The soup is made using homemade or store-bought chicken broth and vegetables like carrots, celery, and onion. Served with parsley, this traditional soup is healthy and delicious. This soup is particularly perfect for the winter season.

What To Serve With Matzo Ball Soup?

There is so much you can serve with matzo ball soup. This soup is a good appetizer, or you can serve it as a main course or side dish as well. Here are a few amazing side dishes you can serve with this heartwarming soup:

Bread: Bread is often a compulsory side dish with soups and stews. You can enjoy the many types of bread available in the market or make one at home as well. Whether you serve matzo ball soup with garlic bread or cheese breadsticks. Dip the bread in it and enjoy.

Vegetables: Vegetables are a must on the holiday dinner menu. You can serve boiled vegetables, sautéed, or even roasted vegetables, and they are just perfect. You can add more flavors by spicing them up with dried herbs and spices. Serve this soup with roasted potatoes, Brussel sprouts, carrots, and cherry tomatoes.

Mashed Potatoes: you can serve this soup with mashed potatoes as well. The creaminess of mashed potatoes gives a delight with the rich and warm matzo ball soup.

Pilaf: Serving it with this soup makes your meal very wholesome.

Fish: Serving matzo ball soup with fish might seem like an unusual combination, but it works well. It is especially compatible with grilled fish.

Here are some delicious recipes that you can serve with Matzo Ball Soup:

How To Store Matzo Ball Soup?

There are two ways to store matzo ball soup. You can store the matzo dough balls together with the soup or the matzo balls and the soup separately. Here are the methods of storing matzo ball soup:

  • After the matzo balls are cooked, remove them and let them come to room temperature. Put them on a tray and freeze for about 3-4 hours. Use ziplock plastic bags for freezing. This way it will last up to 3 months.
  • You can store the soup separately and freeze it for up to three months in a freezer-safe container. Thaw and reheat. Enjoy your meal.
  • If you want to store the matzo balls with the soup, place them in an airtight container and refrigerate. It will last up to 3 days in the refrigerator. However, matzo balls tend to soften in the refrigerator. That's why it's ideal to store soup and matzo balls separately.
Recipe byPetite Gourmets

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