Matzo Ball Soup

Prep Time
40 min
Cook Time
3 hr 30 min
8 servings
Recipe by: Eggland's Best

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  • 1 3 pound chicken
  • 3 stalks celery, halved
  • 2 medium carrots, halved
  • 1 onion, halved
  • 5 plum tomatoes, quartered
  • 3 sprigs parsley
  • 3 sprigs dill
  • 1 teaspoon coriander seeds
  • 1 teaspoon black peppercorns
  • Kosher salt

Matzo Balls

  • 4 Eggland's Best Eggs (large)
  • 3 tablespoons grated shallot, squeezed dry
  • 1 clove garlic, finely grated
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest, grated
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced
  • 1 cup matzo meal
  • Kosher salt



  1. Add the chicken, celery, carrots, onion, tomatoes, parsley, dill, coriander seeds, peppercorns and 2 teaspoons of salt into a large pot.
  2. Add cold water to cover the ingredients by 1 inch.
  3. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; then reduce the heat to maintain a low simmer.
  4. Cook, skimming off the foam occasionally, for 3 hours.
  5. Strain, discarding or saving the solids for another recipe and let cool until the fat rises to the surface.
  6. Skim off the fat, reserving 2 tablespoons for the matzo balls.

Matzo Balls

  1. Whisk the eggs and reserved chicken-broth fat in a bowl.
  2. Mix in the shallot, garlic, lemon zest, ginger, dill, parsley, matzo meal, 1/4 cup of the prepared broth and 1 3/4 teaspoons of salt.
  3. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  4. Roll heaping teaspoonfuls of dough into balls with damp hands. Cover and chill until ready to cook.
  5. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the matzo balls and reduce the heat to maintain a low simmer.
  6. Cover and cook until the balls are tender; about 35 minutes.
  7. Meanwhile, in another pot warm the prepared broth.
  8. Drain the matzo balls and place in the broth. Serve and enjoy!


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Information per Serving
Serving Size 1 serving
Calories 412
Fat 22 g
Saturated Fat 6 g
Cholesterol 199 mg
Sodium 162 mg
Carbohydrates 25 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Protein 28 g