Festive Hanukkah Faves: Matzo Ball Soup

From the warm and cozy flavors of chicken broth to soft and delicious matzo balls, this soup is a home run. Add this flavorful dish to your Hanukkah festivities for a warm, filling, and nostalgic favorite. 

Matzo Ball Soup


For the soup

1 onion, chopped 

1 leek, chopped

6 celery stalks, chopped

4 carrots, peeled and chopped

1 chicken, 4-5 pounds, cut into pieces

1 pound chicken wings, bone-in, skin on

1 ½ tablespoons kosher salt

1 tablespoon minced garlic

2 ounces fresh dill

Parsley to taste

For the matzo balls

3 eggs, beaten

¾ cup matzo meal

¼ cup shortening

3 tablespoons club soda

Kosher salt to taste

Freshly ground pepper 


For the soup

 1. Add all soup ingredients and 12 cups of water into a large pot over high heat. Bring to a boil. 

 2. Lower the heat and simmer for 2 hours, covered. 

 3. Strain the soup through a large strainer, reserving the onion, celery, carrots, and chicken pieces and set aside. 

For the matzo balls

 1. Mix eggs, matzo meal, shortening, club soda, and salt thoroughly to create the matzo dough. Cover and chill for 2 hours. 

 2. In a large pot, bowl 3 quarts of salted water. 

 3. Spoon the mixture into your hands and roll into a sphere. Place the balls into the water and bring to a boil.

 4. Simmer the balls in a covered pot for 1 hour. 

 5. Spoon balls, with a slotted spoon, into a bowl and cover with the soup mixture, adding chicken, onion, celery, and carrot pieces to taste. 

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Category: Food & Drink

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