Chicken Kneidlach (Chicken Matzo Balls)

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 25 mins
Cook 45 mins

I grew up on matzo kneidlach, but have recently discovered chicken kneidlach. They make a great addition to chicken soup, and are yummy in a rich vegetable soup or grain soup as well. You can have soup as a main dish on a cold winter's day.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine the ground chicken, egg whites, egg yolks, matzo meal, cold water and sugar in a large bowl.
  2. The best way to get it all mixed up is to use your (clean) hands.
  3. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Chill, covered, for 15 minutes.
  5. Fill a large pot with water (I use a 9 quart pot with about 8 quarts of water in it to cook all the kneidlach at once).
  6. Bring the water to a rolling boil.
  7. If you like, you can toss a bouillon cube into the pot for flavoring, or add any spices you might like.
  8. I usually toss in some paprika and salt.
  9. Remove the bowl from the fridge.
  10. Wet your hands with water.
  11. Form the knedilach mixture into 36 balls about 1 1/2 inch in diameter.
  12. Always make sure your hands are wet so the dough doesn't stick.
  13. Drop the kneidlach into the boiling water.
  14. Half cover the pot and turn the flame down so the kneidlach are simmering in the water.
  15. Let them simmer for about 45 minutes.
  16. Turn off the heat.
  17. With a slotted spoon, remove the kneidlach.
  18. They are now ready to be added to your soup.


Most Helpful

I liked it it was something diffrent the only thing i changed was added some fresh snipped dill and some finely grated onion and a crushed garlic. I boiled them in my homemade broth and the result was a great meal thanks.

chocolate drop January 21, 2009

They were ok. I felt they were very mushy and I don't even like my mazo balls to be that mushy. The flavor was fine and I wasn't really dissapointed, just wasn't for me. Thanks for the recipe anyway.

Ilysse December 15, 2005

Well, I certainly was not disappointed with this recipe! It was light textured with a gentle flavor of chicken. I did strongly season the broth I cooked them in though. I did not get 36 balls from this and will increase the whole amt. next time. They were a bit difficult to handle since thay were very soft but wetting my hands with cold water helped along the way. These will become a regular at my house. Thanks, Mirj, for another good idea.

Happy Harry #2 April 07, 2005

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