Chicken Piccata Meatball Soup

Looking for an easy weeknight dinner? This twist on an Italian classic will warm you right up.




  • 1 pound of ground chicken
  • 1 shallot - diced
  • 4 cloves of garlic - grated
  • 1 small bunch of parsley - chopped
  • 1 large egg - beaten
  • Zest from 1 large lemon
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup of toasted bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon of capers - chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of fresh cracked pepper

For the Soup

  • 3 ribs of celery - chopped
  • 1 medium onion - chopped
  • 2 medium-sized carrots - chopped
  • 3 cloves of garlic - sliced thin
  • Zest from 1 large lemon and 1 teaspoon lemon juice, plus more if desired
  • 1/4 cup white wine
  • 4 cups of chicken stock 
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • 1 bunch of spinach sweated down, drained, and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh thyme
  • 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese
  • 1 bunch of chopped parsley


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the meatball ingredients. Form into balls roughly 1 inch in diameter.            
  2. In your All-Clad D3 Weeknight Pan over medium heat, add 2 tablespoons of neutral oil. When the oil is hot, sear the meatballs for roughly 2 minutes per side. We recommend searing in batches to not overcrowd the pan. Remove from the pan and set aside.
  3. Add the celery, onion, and carrots to the pan and sweat down for 5 minutes. Add the garlic, and lemon zest, and cook for an additional minute.
  4. Add the white wine to deglaze the pan. Pour the chicken stock and bring it to a simmer. When it begins to simmer return the meatballs to the pan and let simmer over low heat for 10 minutes.
  5. Pour in the heavy cream and let simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the cooked spinach before serving. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt and freshly cracked pepper. Garnish with fresh parsley.            
  6. To serve, pour the soup with meatballs into bowls and top with Parmesan cheese.            

Pro Tip

When you are finished combining all of the ingredients for the meatballs, take a small piece of the mixture and sear it in the pan until cooked through. Taste to ensure it is seasoned to your liking before making all of the meatballs.             


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