Easy and Light Chicken Meatball Soup with Rice

Chicken Meatball Soup

Simple, flavorful, and oh so satisfying. This chicken meatball soup comes together in an hour and uses everyday ingredients you probably have at home.

Remember when I shared my recipe for Tangy Chicken and Tomato Soup? Well, this is like a sister recipe. They are both very similar in their ingredients but produce completely different tastes. This chicken meatball soup isn’t “tangy” and instead is milder. It’s when you’re wanting a flavorful soup without the extra noise. Make sense?

This chicken meatball soup is very fulfilling. It’s got protein and carbs that will keep you satisfied for hours. You’re getting potatoes, rice, and chicken meatballs in every single bowl. All you need now is a crusty bread to dip, scoop, and devour.

The Ingredients

Ground chicken. For your meatballs. I like to use either ground chicken thighs or breasts. This gets combined with onions, bread crumbs, egg, and salt/pepper.

Potatoes. I told you this soup was hearty, right? Cubed, golden potatoes pair very well with the chicken meatballs.

Rice. You’ll boil your rice right in with the potatoes. Rice adds an additional source of starch that gives this soup its “heartiness.” If you’re wanting a more exotic flavor, try using wild rice!

Fried onions. Frying the onions before adding them into your soup makes all the difference, my friend. They add a depth of flavor and a beautiful golden brown color. Pretty to look at, incredible to eat.

Dill and parsley. Because what’s a hearty soup without some lovely herbs for garnishing? 

I hope you try this soup. It’s a complete meal, all in one pot! 

What do I need to make this recipe?

  • 1/2 lb ground chicken
  • 1/2 large onion, minced
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tbsp flour or bread crumbs
  • salt and pepper

What do I need to make the soup?

  • 2 liters water
  • 4 potatoes
  • 5 Tbsp rice
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1/2 large onion, diced
  • 1/4 cup dill or parsley, chopped
  • oil, for frying
  • salt and pepper

Chicken Meatball Soup

Directions for Chicken Meatball Soup:

  • Pour water into a large soup pot and bring it to a boil. 
  • Meanwhile, combine the ground chicken, half of the diced onion, minced, the egg, flour or bread crumbs, salt, and pepper, then mix well. 

Chicken Meatball Soup

  • Form one-inch meatballs lay them on a cutting board and set them aside.

Chicken Meatball Soup

  • Add cubed potatoes and rinsed rice to the boiled water and cook them for ten minutes.
  • Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a pan; add diced onions, grated carrot, and sauté until the onions are soft (about 8 minutes.)
  • When the potatoes are half-cooked through, add the fried onions, and carrots then bring the soup to a boil and carefully throw in the meatballs, one by one.  Now, add salt and pepper, close the lid, and cook on medium-high heat until the meatballs rise to the top.
  • Remove from the heat, add chopped dill or parsley, and let the pot stand for about 10 minutes with the lid on.  This will help all of the flavors to come together.

Chicken Meatball Soup

Serve and enjoy!

Chicken Meatball Soup

 

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Equipment I Used

Chicken Meatball Soup

Chicken Meatball Soup

A very light soup with tasty and tangy meatballs and packed with potatoes, and rice.
Prep Time 20 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Soup
Cuisine Russian
Servings 8
Calories 103 kcal

Equipment

  • soup pot
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Ladle
  • large bowl
  • Skillet

Ingredients
  

For the meatballs:

  • ½ lb ground chicken
  • ½ large onion minced
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tbsp flour or breadcrumbs
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste

For the soup:

  • 2 liters water
  • 4 potatoes
  • 5 Tbsp rice
  • 1 carrot grated
  • ½ large onion diced
  • ¼ cup dill or parsley, chopped
  • Oil for frying
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Pour water in a large soup pot and bring it to a boil.
  • Meanwhile, combine the ground chicken, half of the diced onion, minced, the egg, flour or bread crumbs, salt and pepper, then mix well.
    Chicken Meatball Soup
  • Form one-inch meatballs, lay them on a cutting board, and set aside.
    Chicken Meatball Soup
  • Add cubed potatoes and rinsed rice to the boiled water and cook them for ten minutes.
  • Meanwhile heat olive oil in a pan; add diced onions, grated carrot, and sauté until the onions are soft (about 8 minutes.)
  • When the potatoes are half-cooked through, add the fried onions and carrots then bring the soup to a boil and carefully throw in the meatballs, one by one.
  • Add salt and pepper, close the lid, and cook on medium high heat until the meatballs rise to the top.
  • Remove from the heat, add chopped dill or parsley, and let the pot stand for about 10 minutes with the lid on. This will help all of the flavors to come together.
    Chicken Meatball Soup
  • Serve and enjoy!
    Chicken Meatball Soup

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Meatball Soup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 103 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 45mg15%
Sodium 45mg2%
Potassium 225mg6%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 1417IU28%
Vitamin C 3mg4%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keyword chicken, chicken soup, dill, healthy, ketp, low calorie, low carb, meatballs, olive oil, onion, parsley, potato, rice, soup
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