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Chicken-Matzo Ball Soup

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Enjoy this soup made over stovetop using reduced-sodium chicken broth, carrots, celery and green onions with matzo balls - a flavorful dinner.

  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 5

Ingredients

Matzo Balls

2
eggs, beaten
2
tablespoons canola oil
2
teaspoons finely chopped fresh parsley
Dash ground ginger
1/2
cup matzo meal
2
tablespoons water

Soup

6
cups reduced-sodium chicken broth (from two 32-oz cartons)
1/2
cup thinly sliced carrots
1/4
cup thinly sliced celery
2
green onions, sliced

Directions

  • 1 In small bowl, stir eggs, oil, parsley, salt and ginger until blended. With hand mixer, beat until mixture is light and fluffy. Add matzo meal and water; stir until smooth. Cover; refrigerate 1 hour.
  • 2 In 4-quart saucepan or Dutch oven, heat all soup ingredients to boiling over medium-high heat. Lightly form matzo ball mixture into 15 (1-inch) balls. Drop matzo balls into boiling soup; reduce heat to medium-low. Cover; simmer 25 to 30 minutes or matzo balls are thoroughly cooked.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take:

  • Calories 140
  • Fat 5g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Sodium 710mg

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
140
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
85mg
85%;
Sodium
710mg
710%;
Total Carbohydrate
16g
16%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
7g
7%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
45%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Expert Tips

If you prefer more traditional matzo balls, omit the ginger and parsley.

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 12/04/2013. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
140
(
Calories from Fat
45),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
5%
(Saturated Fat
1g,
1%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
85mg
85%;
Sodium
710mg
710%;
Total Carbohydrate
16g
16%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
3g
3%
),
Protein
7g
7%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
45%;
Vitamin C
2%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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