2/12 to 3 lb broiler-fryer -chicken, cut up
6 c Water
2 Sprigs parsley
2 Stalks celery, cut up
1 Carrot, sliced
1 Small onion, cut up
2 ts Salt
1/4 ts Pepper
1 Bay leaf


1 c Plus 2 tb flour
1/4 ts Salt
1 Egg
1/2 c Milk

Broth: In large kettle or Dutch oven combine all ingredients. Cover and simmer until chicken is tender, about 1 hour. Remove chicken from broth. Strain broth; discard vegetables. Skim off excess fat Return broth to pan. Remove chicken meat from bones; chop chicken. Add meat to broth; simmer. Prepare spatzle; add to simmering soup as directed.

SPATZLE: Stir together flour and salt in a small bowl. Blend egg and milk; stir into the flour mixture. Place half the dough in a strainer. Hold over soup kettle. With rubber spatula press dough through the strainer to form spatzel. Repeat with remaining dough. Cook and stir 5 minutes. Ladle into bowls.