How to make it

  • Rinse the chicken bones with cold water and set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil in a 4-quart stock pot set over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion, the celery and carrot and cook for 5 minutes, just until the onions are translucent, stirring occasionally. Lower the heat, if necessary, to keep the vegetables from caramelizing.
  • Stir in the turmeric, crushed dried limes and the mint and continue to sauté for an additional 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the chicken back bones and add 2 quarts and 2 cups water (the water should cover the bones by about 3 inches). Bring the soup to a boil over high heat, and skim the fat and debris from the surface. Reduce the heat to a gentle simmer, and cook for 1 1/2 hours.
  • While the soup is cooking, make the dumplings: In a medium bowl, mix the ground chicken thigh meat with the garlic, Spanish onion, cardamom, matzo cake flour and 1 1/2 teaspoons salt. Roll the mixture into 1-inch meatballs, then flatten slightly into ovals and set aside on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Cover the sheet with plastic wrap and refrigerate until needed. This makes about 2 dozen meatballs.
  • Strain the soup into a clean pot, discarding everything but the broth. Bring the broth back to a simmer and gently add the chicken dumplings, one or two at a time. Cover and simmer for about 15 minutes, until the dumplings are cooked thoroughly. Season with 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste.
  • To serve, place a couple of dumplings into each soup bowl along with a few spinach leaves (and a few peas, if using). Add the fresh lime juice to the soup, and then ladle about 1 cup into each bowl. Serve immediately.
  • Each serving: 73 calories; 5 grams protein; 3 grams carbohydrates; 0 fiber; 4 grams fat; 1 gram saturated fat; 18 mg. cholesterol; 541 mg. sodium.

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  • capedread 11 years ago
    hmmm sounds really good, my husband isn't into soup I see I'm going to have to work on him.....
    this recipe is going to help me in that respect..
    love the post, cheers
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    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    looks good ... love chicken soups.
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    Sounds delightful and loaded with flavor. Thanks so much for such an interesting recipe, JM. You get a big high 5 from me!
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    " It was excellent "
    chefmeow ate it and said...
    Great post Mystic. This sounds really, relly good. I too love these kind of recipes. You've got my 5.
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  • midgelet 12 years ago
    thanks I love recipes like this!
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