Jewish Penicillin (Judy's Chicken with Matzoh)

This recipe was given to my MIL by her Great Grandmother, who immigrated from Poland. I swear this soup has magical powers, as it has nursed my husband to health from countless colds, flus, and even a total hip replacement!! This also freezes very well, so make in advance of flu season!

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3hrs 45mins
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directions

  • In large stew pot, add all soup ingredients.
  • Cover with water, top pot with lid and simmer until chicken falls off bone.
  • Remove celery and onion.
  • Bone chicken and reserve.
  • Add matzoh dough to simmering broth, cooking until done*.
  • Add chicken to broth: serve hot.
  • *MatzohBall directions: Mix fat and eggs together.
  • Add matzoh meal and salt.
  • When well blended, add soup stock/water.
  • Cover bowl and place in refrigerator 20 minutes.
  • Into simmering soup, drop matzoh mixture by tablespoons.
  • They will form balls and float to the top.
  • Cover pot and cook about 20 minutes.
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"This recipe was given to my MIL by her Great Grandmother, who immigrated from Poland. I swear this soup has magical powers, as it has nursed my husband to health from countless colds, flus, and even a total hip replacement!! This also freezes very well, so make in advance of flu season!"
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  1. babytoothdoc
    This a beautifully simple recipe and so delicious! I love that you shared where it came from. I used thighs (what I had on hand) and my husband and 6 year old daughter each asked for seconds. Now we don't have to look for a deli! Thanks for sharing!
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  2. Angie2B
    This is good. I used the chicken fat.
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  3. Sackville
    I didn't want to put a star on this recipe, because I made quite a few changes in my version, but I just wanted to say that the basic idea here is great. I'd never heard of putting matzo balls in soup until I saw this recipe and now I think it's got to be the only way to go.
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  4. kitina
    Wow, this is comfort food at it's best!!!! I used store bought ready made matzo balls because I couldn't find matzo meal. (Sent hubby to a Jewish deli!) This is the first time I used a whole chicken for the stock and I will do this for all my stocks, gives a much better taste!! After I simmered the chicken I put the stock in the fridge and skimmed of the fat, there was quite a bit of it. I can't wait to make this again!
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  5. skat5762
    This recipe was given to my MIL by her Great Grandmother, who immigrated from Poland. I swear this soup has magical powers, as it has nursed my husband to health from countless colds, flus, and even a total hip replacement!! This also freezes very well, so make in advance of flu season!
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