German Chicken Soup w Homemade Spaetzle & Knodel (Noodles & Dumplings) Recipe

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80 mins (prep 30, cooking 50)
22 ingredients
8 bowls
Yes I know, usually you have either noodles OR dumplings in your soup but since I love both I'm putting both in. You could certainly stick with one or the other. The broth is light and extremely flavorful and stands all on its own but is best with the noodles and dumplings!

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  • stock:
  • 1/2 a fresh chicken- skin on, bones in
  • 1 qt water
  • 1 med onion- peeled, quartered
  • ends and peels of 3 lg carrots/2 small parsnips, thick slice and reserve for body of soup
  • 2 stalks celery- halved
  • 1/4 c parsley stems
  • 1/4 c dill stems
  • 1 stalk lemon grass or peel of 1/2 lemon
  • 2 sprigs fresh sage and rosemary
  • 8 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 2 fresh bay leaves
  • 12 pepercorns whole
  • soup
  • reserved carrot & parsnips- thick sliced
  • 3 stalks fresh celery- thick sliced
  • 2t flat leaf parsley- chopped
  • 1t fresh dill- chopped
  • knodel (dumplings)
  • 1 1/2 c fresh bread crumbs
  • 1/2 c flour
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 2t flat leaf parsley-chopped
  • 1t onion- finely grated
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 3/4 c flour
  • 1/8 t freshly grated nutmeg
  • pinch of salt


Serving Size (6.08 g)
Servings 8
Amount per Serving
Calories 2.87 Calories from Fat 1.17
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 0.13g 1.65%
Saturated Fat 0.05g 1.9%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 2.24mg 0.75%
Total Carbohydrate 0.62g 1.66%
Dietary Fiber 0.34 g 10.96%
Sugars 0.02 g %
Protein 0.07g 1.05%
Vitamin A 19.48IU% Vitamin C 0.14mg%
Calcium 6.72mg% Iron 0.13mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
fresh, skin, peeled, small, halved, parsley stems, c, c, lemon grass, or, fresh sage, fresh thyme, whole, soup, sliced, fresh, sliced, chopped, chopped, fresh, fresh bread crumbs, c, grated, c, freshly grated nutmeg, pinch of salt