Double Chicken Dumpling Soup

"Another yummy recipe from Rachel Ray Show. This one is for dinner tonight. Picture to follow. ;) Looks Yummy though. I would use a 3 cheese blend - parm, asagio and romano myself as that is my fav. I will also use 1-2 8oz packages of Rising Moon Garlic and Basil frozen Gnocchi (depending on your preference)in place of the fresh since I could not locate fresh in the refrigerated grocery aisle here locally. May be only seasonally in my area. ;)"
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  • Heat a soup pot over medium to medium-high heat with EVOO.
  • Add celery, onions, carrots and bay leaf, season with salt and pepper, and cook 5 minutes.
  • Add stock to the pot, cover and bring to a boil.
  • Place chicken in a bowl and season with salt and pepper.
  • Add garlic, nutmeg, egg, bread crumbs and cheese.
  • Combine the chicken mixture with your hands then roll into walnut-sized meat balls and add to the soup.
  • Wash up, then add the gnocchi to the pot and cook for 5 minutes.
  • Add peas and parsley, and cook 2 minutes more.
  • Turn heat off under the stoup and allow it to cool for 5 minutes on the stovetop.
  • Sprinkle each bowl with your favorite shredded or grated white cheese (see ingredients for ideas) before serving with crusty bread.

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  1. I didnt bother with shredding the carrots.I chopped all the veggies in my food processor and sauted(5min) with whole bay leaf and S&P.I made 6 cups of chicken bouillion and added veggies to the pot . I ground up leftover roasted chicken ,added 1/4 tsp nutmeg,2eggs,1 TBLsp Parsley flakes,1/2 c plain breadcrumbs and added 1 tsp Italian seasoning and made into balls,added them to the pot...I omitted the 1/2 c cheese..I cooked and drained 24oz gnocchi and added to the soup pot.Let it simmer for 30 minutes. To serve I sprinkled some shredded romano cheese over the top..Tasted wonderful the night I made it..Doesnt taste as good reheated. The gnochhi make the broth into a thick gluten..
  2. Nice comforting soup. I used premade turkey meatballs to save time, and also chopped the carrots. In addition, I doubled the gnocchi and added 2 more cups of broth. It was really good!
  3. I've made this many times, and it is a family favorite! I can never find ground chicken in my area, so I just use ground turkey instead with excellent results. The addition of the nutmeg is essential as it gives this soup such a nice flavor.



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