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Chicken Meatball Soup Recipe

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A healthy, easy chicken meatball soup recipe made with ground chicken, brown rice and a nice flavor kick from fresh ginger in a lime tomato broth. Also known as Sopa de Albondigas in Spanish or Ciorba de Perisoare in Romanian cuisine.

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Ingredients

– Virgin olive oil – Carrots – Parsley root – Celery root – Celery diced – Bell pepper diced – Yellow bell pepper – Onion – Canned diced tomatoes – Lime or lemon juiced – Celery leaves – Leaves bay – Sea salt – Water – Snipped chives – Sour cream or yogurt

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Heat up the olive oil in a large enameled cast iron pot. Add the diced onion with a pinch of sea salt and saute until translucent, about 5 minutes.

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Instructions:

Add the canned tomatoes and the water and bring to a slow simmer. Season with the sea salt.

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To make the meatballs combine all the meatball ingredients in a large bowl and shape them into golf ball size.

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Remove from flame and without peaking inside allow it to sit for 10 minutes for the rice in the meatballs to cook completely.

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Squeeze in the lemon or lime juice and serve with a dab of sour cream or a drizzle of heavy cream. Sprinkle with celery leaves and snipped chives and a light drizzle of extra virgin olive oil !

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