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    Chef Michael Smith Homemade Chicken Soup With Matzo Balls

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    1 hr 45 mins

    15 mins

    1 hr 30 mins

    Shandibear's Note:

    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.

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    For the broth

    For the matzo balls

    For the base


    1. 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. 2
      For the matzo balls:.
    3. 3
      Whisk together eggs, oil, nutmeg, and salt and pepper to taste.
    4. 4
      Stir in matzo meal and let rest for 20 minutes. Form into balls with two spoons.
    5. 5
      For the soup base:.
    6. 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.

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    Nutritional Facts for Chef Michael Smith Homemade Chicken Soup With Matzo Balls

    Serving Size: 1 (157 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 181.1
    Calories from Fat 63
    Total Fat 7.0 g
    Saturated Fat 1.5 g
    Cholesterol 141.0 mg
    Sodium 108.5 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 22.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.9 g
    Sugars 3.2 g
    Protein 7.8 g

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    chicken carcasses


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