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Kosher Chicken Turkey Soup (Meat)

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Chicken Turkey Soup with Matzo Balls

Chicken Turkey Soup with Matzo Balls

Giora Shimoni
My kids never get tired of this Chicken Turkey Soup. They especially like it served with matzo balls. I add turkey to the soup in order to raise the soup's iron content, but the turkey also gives the soup a richer flavor.

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes


  • 1 large turkey neck, cut into pieces
  • 1 pound chicken wings
  • 3-4 carrots
  • 3 zucchini
  • 3 celery sticks or celery root
  • 2 small onions
  • 1-2 small parsley roots
  • a piece of pumpkin (optional)
  • parsley (fresh)
  • salt, pepper, chicken soup powder to taste


1. Place turkey and chicken in a large soup pot.
2. Cover the poultry with water, and then add another inch or two of water.
3. Bring to a boil. Scrape and discard any froth.
4. Add vegetables and spices, and bring to a boil again.
5. Lower heat. Cover, but leave a slight opening for steam to escape.
6. Simmer on LOW for 2 hours, or until vegetables are tender. If the water level dips below the vegetables while the soup is cooking, then add a bit more water.
7. When cool, strain soup and add back cut-up vegetables (pieces of carrot, zucchini, onion, parsnip).
8. Serve with matzo balls, noodles or soup nuts.


The boiled chicken from the soup can be used in a variety of ways. I suggest using it for Chicken Pot Pie or Chicken a la King.


Matzo balls, small dumplings made of crushed matzo, can be served in this soup. Matzo balls were probably first created in an effort to make matzo - unleavened bread that Jews eat during the week of Passover - more edible. Jews would grind the matzo, add eggs and spices, form balls, and boil the dumplings. Today you can buy Matzo Ball Mix or you can easily make your own matzo balls.
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 5 out of 5
Best Chicken Soup Yet, Member JenAnk

I have been looking for a great chicken soup recipe. This is by far the yummiest yet. Thanks! I am making it again today for the weekend.

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