I made this Matzo Ball Soup Recipe as part of a sponsored post for Socialstars. #swissherbs
Nothing’s Better Than A Good Chicken and Matzo Ball Soup Recipe! It’s My Cold and Flu Season Secret Weapon. It’s Bound To Happen, I Plan On Being Prepared
Chicken and Matzo Ball Soup
With the cooler temps comes beautiful fall colors on the trees, chilly nights spent beside a fire snuggled up to the one you love and fantastic looking, fashionable boots and sweaters. All the comfortable things in life, right? But, let’s face it. It also brings with it cold and flu season. Total buzzkill, I know. You’d think living in the Sunshine State of Miami we’d be immune to the typical ‘cold weather yucks’ the rest of the country gets. Oh, not so my friends. We get our fair share of germ filled bugs. But luckily, I’ve got a few secret weapons stashed up to fight the sniffling, sneezing, and sore achy throats. The first comes from my blog contributor Ronni at Sassy Girlz, she has an old Matzo Ball Soup recipe of her grandmother’s I love to make. They don’t call it Jewish Penicillin for nothing! It really is a cure for all that ails you. Colds, flu, even a broken heart.
Chicken and Matzo Ball Soup Recipe
Chicken and Matzo Ball Soup Recipe
- 1 Whole Chicken about 4 lbs
- 6 Carrots peeled and chopped
- 6 Stalks of Celery cleaned and chopped
- 1 Onion I use yellow, chopped in 1/4
- 1/4 Cup Fresh Parsley chopped
- Handful of Fresh Dill secret weapon, don't leave it out!
- 2 TSP Black Pepper
- 2 Bay Leaves
- Kosher Salt to taste
- 1/4 Tsp Saffron
Clean the chicken and place into a large stock pot. Cover with 4 quarts of water. Boil.
Let the chicken boil for 10-15 minutes. You’ll want to skim the foam that forms off the top every few minutes.
Add the rest of your ingredients to the pot. Let it again come to a boil.
Reduce heat and let simmer for about 2 hours, covered.
When chicken is fall off the bone tender, remove from heat. Carefully pluck from the broth. Cut up into pieces and set aside. Allow the chicken and the broth to cool.
Remove carrots, onions and celery -set aside in bowl. Strain all the herbs. You can toss those now.
Now is when you’ll add your matzo balls to the broth, let it boil and cook those babies up right in your homemade chicken broth! I cheated this time around and used Manischewitz Matzo Ball Mix. There’s a great recipe for homemade Matzo balls here.
Add your chicken and veggies back to the broth. Let that heat back up and done!
My second secret weapon is Ricola Dual Action Drops. A serious life savor for sore achy throats and nagging coughs! Everything you need in one awesome little drop. No need to carry a bottle of this and a tube of that. Ricola Dual Action Drops contain a blend of 10 natural Swiss alpine herbs, natural menthol, and they have a soothing honey lemon syrup center. I love that they are fact acting. You get immediate relief when you pop the drop in your mouth. It sort of numbs the pain away while the soothing honey center feels so good when it coats my throat. I’ve talked quite a bit lately about living a more healthy lifestyle and trying to shy away from harsh chemicals. I love how the natural ingredients work together to help ease my sore throat pain.
The Matzo Ball Soup along with Ricola Dual Action drops is the perfect combo to help fight all this cold and flu season can throw at you! Get plenty of rest, stay warm and dry and I guarantee you’ll be feeling great and back to your old self in no time!
Look for the new Honey Lemon flavored Ricola Dual Action Drops in stores starting this October. Also, follow Ricola on Facebook and Twitter, see what other tips they have for getting through this cold and flu season.
Now, go cuddle under a warm blankie on the couch, flip on your favorite binge watch shows and enjoy your Matzo ball Soup!