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Chicken Consommé

with Pumpkin Gnocchi and Parsnips
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Chicken Consommé

Chicken Consommé - An easy chicken broth with rich garnishes

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1 hr 20 min.
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Nutritional values

Hot chicken broth has long been considered a fantastic home remedy for sickness. This is our low-calorie and low-fat gourmet version.

If you prefer, you can replace the leek with finely diced zucchini.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie68 kcal(3 %)
Protein2 g(2 %)
Fat1 g(1 %)
Carbohydrates10 g(7 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage1.5 g(5 %)
Vitamin A0.1 mg(13 %)
Vitamin D0.1 μg(1 %)
Vitamin E0.5 mg(4 %)
Vitamin B₁0.1 mg(10 %)
Vitamin B₂0.1 mg(9 %)
Niacin1.4 mg(12 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate15 μg(5 %)
Pantothenic acid0.3 mg(5 %)
Biotin1.6 μg(4 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.1 μg(3 %)
Vitamin C7 mg(7 %)
Potassium211 mg(5 %)
Calcium41 mg(4 %)
Magnesium17 mg(6 %)
Iron0.9 mg(6 %)
Iodine2 μg(1 %)
Zinc0.4 mg(5 %)
Saturated fatty acids0.4 g
Uric acid18 mg
Cholesterol35 mg
Development of this recipe:


1 small carrot
1 small stalk Leeks
1 pound Chicken breasts
2 eggs
1 ¼ quarts cold, defatted Chicken broth
½ Hokkaido pumpkin (about 12 ounces)
6 tablespoons Pastry flour
2 small Parsnips (about 150 grams)
¼ bunch parsley
4 sprigs Chervil
How healthy are the main ingredients?
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Kitchen utensils

3 Pots, 1 Baking sheet, 1 Bowl, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Peeler, 1 Slotted spoon, 1 Whisk, 1 Potato ricer, 1 Meat grinder (or food processor), 1 Cheesecloth (or paper towels), 1 Fine-mesh sieve

Preparation steps

Chicken Consommé preparation step 1

Peel carrot and finely chop. Finely chop the white part of the leek, rinse well and drain. Rinse chicken breast and pat dry. Cut into large pieces and grind in a meat grinder (or finely chop in a food processor).

Chicken Consommé preparation step 2

Separate the eggs (reserve 1 yolk for another use). In a bowl, combine egg whites, chicken, diced vegetables, and 1/2 cup water. Stir to combine.

Chicken Consommé preparation step 3

Transfer chicken mixture to a pot. Add the cold chicken stock and stir well.

Chicken Consommé preparation step 4

Bring the mixture to a simmer over medium heat, stirring frequently. Stop stirring and cook over very low heat until the chicken mixture coagulates and floats to the top of the stock, about 2 hours. (Do not return to a boil, which will make the broth cloudy.)

Chicken Consommé preparation step 5

To make the gnocchi, remove seeds from pumpkin and cut into wedges, about 1 1/4 inch thick. Place wedges, skin side down, on a baking sheet. Roast on the middle rack of preheated oven 400°F until tender, about 30 minutes.

Chicken Consommé preparation step 6

Remove pumpkin slices from the oven and peel. Press pumpkin flesh through a potato ricer into a bowl. Season with salt and pepper and a pinch of freshly grated nutmeg. Add egg yolk and flour and knead into a smooth dough.

Chicken Consommé preparation step 7

Roll out dough on a floured work surface and cut into approximately 1/2-inch pieces.

Chicken Consommé preparation step 8

Peel parsnips and cut into very thin strips.

Chicken Consommé preparation step 9

Cook the gnocchi in a pot of boiling salted water until they float to the top, about 3 minutes, adding parsnips after 2 minutes. Drain gnocchi and parsnips, rinse with cold water and drain well.

Chicken Consommé preparation step 10

Line a sieve with cheesecloth or paper towels. Rinse parsley and chervil and shake dry. Reserve some chervil for garnish and place the remaining herbs in the sieve. Carefully pour the broth through the sieve into another pot. Discard the chicken-vegetable "raft" from the broth. Heat gnocchi and parsnips in the consommé over low heat. Serve in soup bowls or deep plates, garnished with chervil.