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Chicken Meatball Soup

This Homemade Chicken Meatball Soup is the healthy dinner recipe you were looking for today. Delicious, easy to make, and of course healthier than traditional recipes, it is a hit with the whole family. 
Course Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken meatball soup, meatball soup recipe
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8
Author Dina from SimplyHomeCooked.com

Ingredients

  • For the meatballs:
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 lb ground chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp salt
  • For the soup:
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 small carrots chopped
  • 2 celery sticks
  • 8 cups chicken stock
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 lb Yukon gold potatoes
  • 1/3 cup rice
  • 1/4 cup parsley chopped
  • 1/4 cup dil chopped
  • 1-2 tsp salt depends how salty your chicken stock is
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • In a skillet, sauté 1/2 cup chopped onion in olive oil over medium heat. Once the onion is cooked, mix in the salt and pepper.
  • Remove the skillet from heat and add the ground chicken thighs to the sautéed onion. Mix until the onion is well incorporated.
  • Form the ground chicken into meatballs about 1 inch in diameter. Then set aside.
  • In a pot, heat 4 tbsp olive oil over medium heat and sauté the chopped onion, carrot, and celery.
  • Add the chicken broth and water to the
  • pot and bring it to a boil.
  • Add the pealed and chopped potatoes to the pot and bring to a boil once more.
  • Then add the rice to the pot.
  • Once the rice is half way done, add in the meatballs. Cook the meatballs over medium high heat for about 15 minutes or until they are cooked through completely.
  • Add parsley, dill, salt, and pepper. Cook for an additional 3 minutes.