Fody's Chicken Meatball Soup

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cooking Time: 25 minutes

Makes 4 to 6 servings

Description of Fody's Chicken Meatball Soup

Soup can be quick and easy enough for a weeknight meal, especially when you have Fody Chicken Soup base in the pantry. This is one of my favorite products because it is shelf-stable, always there for me when I need it, and I can use little or as much as I want. I find this flexibility to be truly accommodating. This soup starts with chicken soup as the base, and is a brothy soup, but it is hearty as well featuring chicken meatballs, millet, spinach, carrots and celery.

Fody's Chicken Meatball Soup Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons Fody Garlic-Infused Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup (16 g) chopped scallion greens
  • 2 medium carrots, trimmed, peeled and sliced crosswise into ¼-inch (6 mm) discs
  • 1/2 stalk celery, trimmed, and sliced crosswise into ¼-inch (6 mm) pieces
  • ½ teaspoon Fody Lemon Herb Seasoning, divided
  • 10 cups (2.4 L) water
  • 1 ½ tablespoon Fody Chicken Soup Base
  • 1 cup (200 g) millet
  • 1 ½-ounces (40 g) baby spinach
  • 12-ounces (340 g) ground chicken or turkey
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • Kosher salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper

Directions for Fody's Chicken Meatball Soup

Heat the oil in a large stockpot over medium heat. Add the scallion greens, carrots, celery, and ¼ teaspoon Fody Lemon Herb Seasoning and sauté until scallions soften, about 5 minutes.

Add the water and Fody Chicken Soup Base. Cover pot and bring to a boil over high heat, adjust heat to a simmer and stir in the millet. Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes or until the millet is cooked but still a tad al dente. Stir in the baby spinach, which will wilt almost immediately.

Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl stir together the ground chicken, dill, parsley, remaining Fody Lemon Herb Seasoning and season with a little salt and pepper. The mixture will be very moist. Use a small 1-inch (2.5 cm) scoop to create meatballs and drop them directly into the simmering soup. Simmer until meatballs are cooked through, about 5 minutes. Soup is ready to serve.

About the Chef


Dédé Wilson

Dédé Wilson is the author of 17 cookbooks, including co-author of The Low FODMAP Diet: Step By Step.
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