You can buy just the dumpling mix and use chicken or vegetable broth. That version is a little better for you and less in sodium. Also, you can use fresh chopped vegetables or whatever you really want or have on hand. It can also be made as a vegetarian soup!
This version is my quick and easy version, which I am really into at the moment!! And I know some of you like these type of recipes that make it quick and easy to make a homemade soup without all the fuss.
This is the brand I use from Publix it is in the Jewish food section at your groceryit is called Manischewitz.
I had a friend over last week for lunch and made this soup, she had never had it and loved it.
I take for granted some of my old recipes, thinking everyone must have it, and realize they don't. This one is one not to miss out on this time of year! So, I thought I would share it with you.
I would love to hear from you. Enjoy!
Total Servings 6-8 Total Cost: $6.00
1 Box of Matzo Ball with Soup Mix-low sodium if they have it (In the Jewish food section)
2 Chicken Breasts (frozen or fresh)
1 Bag of Frozen Mixed Vegetables
1 Small Onion
4 Red Potatoes (Optional)
1/2 tsp of Basil
1/4 tsp Ground Pepper
1/2 tsp Garlic Powder or Fresh Chopped Garlic
10 Cups of water
- Mix up Matzo ball Dumpling mix
- Place into refrigerator to thicken according to directions
- Chop up any vegetables you are using fresh, such as your potatoes and onion
- In a large stock pot bring ALL ingredients (Including soup spice packet and chicken to a boil)....But NOT dumplings yet
- Reduce heat to medium, simmer covered, until chicken is almost done
- Remove chicken from pan, place on cutting board
- When chicken is cool enough shred into small pieces
- Place chicken back into pot and bring to boil
- Take dumpling mix from refrigerator
- Roll dumplings into small size balls not to tight, drop into boiling liquid
- Then cook according to mix directions
- Serve warm