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Homestyle Matzo Ball Soup

Serves 6
Ready in 180 mins
Prep time 30 mins
Cooking time 150 mins
270 calories per serving


> 1 whole chicken
> 7 medium carrots, peeled and halved
> 2 large onions, peeled and halved
> 1 bunch fresh dill
> 1 bunch fresh parsley
> 4 parsley roots, peeled and halved
> 1 tbsp black peppercorns
> Kosher salt, to taste

Matzo Ball

> 1 cup matzo meal
> 4 eggs
> 1 tsp baking powder
> 1/4 tsp salt
> 1/3 tsp pepper
> 3 tbsp vegetable oil
> 1 tsp fresh dill


Add the chicken to a stockpot, cover with cold water, and simmer on medium heat for 25-30 minutes.
Drain the simmered water completely, then rinse the chicken and stockpot to remove any excess fat or scum.
Add chicken, vegetables, parsley, dill, salt, and pepper to the stockpot, cover with cold water, and simmer on medium-low for 2 hours.
While stock is cooking, combine all ingredients for matzo balls in a large bowl, and mix until smooth.
Chill for 20 minutes, then roll into small balls.
Bring a large pot of water to a boil, then drop each matzo ball in.
Turn down the heat so water is simmering, cover, and cook the matzo balls for 35-50 minutes
When the soup has finished cooking, add your matzo balls, and serve.

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