Total Time
3hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs

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Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine all stock ingredients in a very large stockpot.
  2. Bring to a boil & simmer 1 1/2 hours.
  3. Remove chicken to a strainer set over a large bowl. When cooled, pick meat off bones & reserve for another use.
  4. Let vegetables simmer another hour then strain. The liquid should be significantly reduced.
  5. While stock is blissfully simmering away, make meatballs.
  6. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  7. Combine all meatball ingredients well with your hands.
  8. Shape into 1" balls. You should get about 2 dozen.
  9. Place on a baking sheet & bake 15 minutes. Roll around on baking tray & bake another 15 minutes.
  10. When stock is done & strained, put 8c into a large soup pot. Reserve the rest for a myriad of other dishes. It also freezes very well.
  11. Add all the vegetables to the stock.
  12. Bring to a boil & simmer until veggies are tender - about 15 minutes - breaking up the tomatoes a bit as it simmers.
  13. Add meatballs & heat through another 10 minutes.
  14. Taste for seasoning; add salt & pepper as necessary. Add parsley & serve.
  15. We enjoyed this garnished with freshly grated parmesan cheese.


Most Helpful

I chose to make this tonight because we all were not feeling well. As sick as I was I was able to make a healthy meal for us to eat tonight. For me I chose to leave in the chicken with the meatballs. So worth making. We all loved this one.

BLUE ROSE September 15, 2007

This soup is delicious. I liked the fact that I had precooked chicken for the next day's meal and some good homemade stock left over for the freezer. The directions were easy to follow. The leftover soup reheated nicely and I did add some cooked ditalini to the leftovers, which gave it a little more substance. I will make this again, it is a keeper.

ElaineAnn March 19, 2007

We LOVED this soup!! I served it to my whole family, even my picky 6 year old gave it 5 stars. It had a terrific blend of flavours, and yes, it really was a "Get Well Soon" soup, we were all sick when I made this ;) Simple to make and well written directions, I will be making this soup again!

~Leslie~ March 18, 2007

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