Chicken Soup with Spaetzle Dumplings

Chicken Soup with Spaetzle Dumplings


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The dumplings are simple to make, and you can use frozen chicken breast if you don't have time to use a whole chicken.


Serves: 8 

  • 1 (1.5kg) whole chicken
  • 800ml chicken stock
  • 2 medium yellow onions, quartered
  • 1 bunch celery with leaves, cut into pieces
  • 500g baby carrots
  • salt and ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt, or to taste
  • 5 eggs
  • 1/2 cup (125ml) water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups (375g) plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley flakes

Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:2hours  ›  Ready in:2hours20min 

  1. Place chicken in a stock pot and add enough water to cover. Pour in the chicken stock, and add celery and onions. Season with salt, pepper and garlic salt. Bring to a boil, and cook for about 1 hour to get a good stock.
  2. When the chicken is cooked through and tender, remove it to a platter and let sit until it is cool enough to handle. Strain stock and discard celery and onions. Return the stock to the stock pot. Remove chicken meat from the bones, chop or tear into pieces, then return it to the pot also. Bring the stock to a boil, and add carrots.
  3. In a medium bowl, stir together the eggs, water and salt. Gradually add flour until the dough is firm enough to form a ball. You may need more or less flour. Pat the dough out on a flat plate. Using a butter knife, cut slices of dough off the edge of the plate so they are about 5cm long. Allow them to fall directly into the boiling stock.
  4. Once the carrots are tender, the soup is ready. Sprinkle with parsley flakes and serve.

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