Chef Michael Smith Homemade Chicken Soup With Matzo Balls

Total Time
1hr 45mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

This is an AMAZING recipe I saw on Chef Michael Smith's show Chef at home. Made it for my family who has a bit of a cold at the moment and they loved it. It was so restorative and healing they felt instantly better.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Roast chicken carcass in 400 degree oven until golden brown. Place into a stockpot along with the carrots, celery, onions, parsley and thyme. Cover with cold water and bring to a boil and then let simmer for 1 hour. Strain.
  2. For the matzo balls:.
  3. Whisk together eggs, oil, nutmeg, and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Stir in matzo meal and let rest for 20 minutes. Form into balls with two spoons.
  5. For the soup base:.
  6. Bring chicken broth to a simmer and add matzo balls. Cook for 10 minutes: they are done when they float to the top. Add ginger, spinach, onions, and bean sprouts and stir to wilt, just prior to serving.