|Tear apart the chicken breast meat and add any veggies back into the pot. Be careful of bones!
Continue on with the same directions for wedding soup above.
Homemade Chicken Broth
1 gallon of water (16 cups)
6 chicken breasts (BONE IN, SKIN ON- this is important for flavor)
2 cloves of garlic (simply placed in, not chopped)
1/4 cup chopped parsley (fresh works best in homemade broth)
1 onion (I cut it in large pieces and took it out after making the broth, the person I made this for does not like onions, just the flavor)
1 cup chopped carrots
1 cup chopped celery
1 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Bay leaves
salt and pepper to your liking
Simmer all together for 2 hours. Place colander in a large pot in the sink and pour all ingredients into colander, letting broth drain into the pot below. Tear meat off of chicken bones carefully. Add any veggies you want back into the broth. Continue with rest of recipe above.
To make homemade meatballs for wedding soup:
Italian sausage, ground beef, bread crumbs, eggs, shredded romano, fresh parsley
I simply cut off a chunk of fresh Romano and put it in my hand-held cheese grinder.
Combine all ingredients by hand (use gloves if you are cooking for anyone other than family-just because)
Shape into 1 Tbsp balls
Place raw meatballs right into simmer broth
This is after just 2 mins of dropping them in the broth- boil for appx 30 mins until cooked through
Continue on with wedding soup recipe…this is the VERY homemade version. I can tell a slight difference between the semi-homemade and very homemade, but both are delicious! I wouldn’t say that if I didn’t mean it! Enjoy!
Homemade Meatballs for Italian Wedding Soup
1 1/2 lbs of Italian Sausage (Bob Evans is just fine)
1 1/2 lbs ground beef (80% lean)
1/4 cup shredded Romano cheese
1 cup bread crumbs
2 Tbsp fresh chopped parsley
Combine all ingredients together by hand and roll into 1 Tbsp balls. Drop raw meatballs into simmering broth and let cook for 30 mins until done.
Choose “Your Way” Ladies! You are going to love this no matter what!