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Rich Chicken Soup with Root Vegetables

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Rich Chicken Soup with Root Vegetables

Rich Chicken Soup with Root Vegetables - Delicious chicken soup for the whole family—without the noodles

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Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
1 hr 10 min.
Preparation
ready in 2 h. 30 min.
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Calories:
460
calories
Calories

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Nutritional values

One portion of this soup covers twice the daily requirement of vitamin A, which make sit an ideal sick-time food.

Use a margarine that contains as many mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids as possible and no hydrogenated fats. The latter have a negative effect on cholesterol and blood fat.

1 serving contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie460 kcal(22 %)
Protein29 g(30 %)
Fat25 g(22 %)
Carbohydrates28 g(19 %)
Sugar added0 g(0 %)
Roughage8.5 g(28 %)
Vitamin A1.7 mg(213 %)
Vitamin D2.3 μg(12 %)
Vitamin E6.2 mg(52 %)
Vitamin B₁0.2 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₂0.4 mg(36 %)
Niacin13.7 mg(114 %)
Vitamin B₆0.6 mg(43 %)
Folate79 μg(26 %)
Pantothenic acid2.1 mg(35 %)
Biotin21.2 μg(47 %)
Vitamin B₁₂1.4 μg(47 %)
Vitamin C16 mg(17 %)
Potassium699 mg(17 %)
Calcium166 mg(17 %)
Magnesium61 mg(20 %)
Iron4.8 mg(32 %)
Iodine26 μg(13 %)
Zinc2.6 mg(33 %)
Saturated fatty acids7.4 g
Uric acid187 mg
Cholesterol280 mg
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Ingredients

for
4
Ingredients
8 Matzo (about 4 ounces)
3 ounces butter
3 sprigs parsley
4 eggs
salt
peppers
2 small Chicken breasts (about 9 ounces)
1 ¼ quarts Chicken broth
4 carrots (14 ounces)
1 piece Celery root (approximately 6 ounces)
2 Parsnips
½ bunch Chives
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Preparation

Kitchen utensils

2 Pots, 1 Bowl, 1 Cutting board, 1 Large knife, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Wooden spoon, 1 Peeler, 1 Fine-mesh sieve, 1 Slotted spoon, 1 Lid, 1 Food processor

Preparation steps

1.
Rich Chicken Soup with Root Vegetables preparation step 1

Finely grind matzos in a food processor.

2.
Rich Chicken Soup with Root Vegetables preparation step 2

Melt margarine in a pot over low heat and let cool slightly. Rinse parsley, shake dry and chop leaves.

3.
Rich Chicken Soup with Root Vegetables preparation step 3

In a large bowl, combine ground matzo, margarine, eggs and parsley. Season with salt and pepper and mix thoroughly. Chill at least 1 hour, and preferably up to 4 hours.

4.
Rich Chicken Soup with Root Vegetables preparation step 4

With a tablespoon, measure out 16 equal portions of the matzo mixture.

5.
Rich Chicken Soup with Root Vegetables preparation step 5

With wet hands, form matzo mixture into balls. Drop directly into a pot of boiling salted water. Cover and simmer over low heat (just under the boiling point) until balls have cooked through, about 35 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain. (The dumplings can then be refrigerated in an airtight container up to overnight.)

6.
Rich Chicken Soup with Root Vegetables preparation step 6

Meanwhile, rinse chicken breast. Pour chicken broth in a pot, bring to a boil and add chicken breast. Skim off any foam that rises to the top, and cook for 10 minutes.

7.
Rich Chicken Soup with Root Vegetables preparation step 7

Remove chicken and let cool. Cut into approximately 3/4-inch cubes.

8.
Rich Chicken Soup with Root Vegetables preparation step 8

Rinse and peel carrots, celery root, and parsnips. Cut into 1/8-inch cubes.

9.
Rich Chicken Soup with Root Vegetables preparation step 9

Strain soup through a fine-mesh sieve into a second pot. Add vegetables, bring to a boil and cook over medium heat for 15 minutes.

10.
Rich Chicken Soup with Root Vegetables preparation step 10

Add cooked matzo balls and cook until heated through, another 6-7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

11.
Rich Chicken Soup with Root Vegetables preparation step 11

Add chicken and simmer until heated through. Rinse chives, shake dry, and mince. Serve soup sprinkled with chives.