Chicken-matzo Ball Soup


For a shortcut version of this recipe, use store-bought, unsalted chicken stock instead of making your own. (Adapted from a recipe from

What you will need


3 pounds chicken wings

2 large carrots, peeled and coarsely chopped

2 celery stalks, coarsely chopped

1 medium onion, cut into wedges

3 quarts cold water

1 tablespoon whole black peppercorns

1 bunch fresh flat-leaf parsley

1 bay leaf



1/4 cup club soda

1 tablespoon canola oil

2 large eggs

2/3 cup matzo meal

1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill

1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided

3 chicken leg quarters, skinned

1 cup diagonally sliced carrot

1 cup sliced celery

1 cup vertically sliced onion

2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives


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