Traditional Moldovan Chicken Noodle Soup ‘Zeama’

JanaBy Jana    

October 19, 2014

Traditional Moldovan Chicken Noodle Soup ‘Zeama’ 5 5 1

A traditional recipe, Moldovan “Zeama” is typically made with homemade egg noodles and whole chicken, which gives the recipe a delicious flavor.

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
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  • Yields: 4 Servings


1Wash the chicken, place it in a deep saucepan and add water. Boil on medium-low heat, until froth rises to the top.

2Meanwhile, clean and chop the onion, carrot, tomato and celery (if using that instead of the lovage herb).

3Using a skimmer, remove all the froth.

4Add salt, black pepper, onion, carrot, tomato and celery (if using).

5Cook for about 3 minutes. Add the egg noodles and lemon juice.

6Continue cooking on medium-low for about 4 more minutes.

7Add the thyme, and finely chopped parsley and dill. If the celery stalk has any leaves, I usually chop them up finely as well and add them together with the other herbs.

8Cover, remove from heat. If you let the soup stand for a little while, it allows flavors to blend in, making it taste better.


1 smaller whole chicken (about 3lb), cut up

about 12 cups (3 quarts) water

3 teaspoons salt

1/8 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 medium onion

1 carrot

1/2 big fresh tomato

about 2 cups homemade egg noodles

3 tablespoons lemon juice

1 tablespoon finely chopped lovage herb leaves, or a medium celery stalk

1/4 cup finely chopped fresh parsley

1/4 cup finely chopped fresh dill weed

3-4 small branches fresh thyme


1 Review



October 19, 2014

Lovely soup. Easy to make!

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