Waterzooi (Vaterzoy)

Waterzooi (Vaterzoy)


"I learned this while stationed in the Flemish part of Belgium, in a village called Sint-Hubrechtslille. So tasty good, my daughter still asks me to make it for her 10 years later!"


1 h 15 m servings 341 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 341 kcal
  • 17%
  • Fat:
  • 24.2 g
  • 37%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.2g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 23.2 g
  • 46%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 162 mg
  • 54%
  • Sodium:
  • 823 mg
  • 33%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat the oil in a large Dutch oven over medium -high heat and quickly brown the chicken pieces. Remove and set aside.
  2. In the same pot, saute the leeks, onion, celery and salt until the vegetables are tender crisp. Return the chicken to the pot and add the water, bouillon and nutmeg. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low; cover and simmer for 35 to 40 minutes, until the chicken is tender.
  3. In a small bowl or cup, combine the flour and lemon juice; pour into the pot and stir.
  4. Beat the cream and the egg yolks with 2 tablespoons of the hot liquid; stir into pot. Heat through, but do not allow to boil as the cream will curdle. Sprinkle in the parsley before serving.
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  1. 11 Ratings


Thank you so much for publishing this recipe – I hadn’t thought of Waterzooi for years, although it was one of my favourites when we were living in Belgium. More in the Ghent style, I added a f...

This soup is absolutley delicious. It has such a nice flavor to it. I did add some cubed potato as other suggested - I really think it needs it. Also the only thing I will do differently the ...

This was the best soup I have ever made. Even my four year old gobbled it up! I highly recommend it to everyone!

This was superb! In fact I just finished a bowl of left over for lunch. I did take the other poster's suggestion and added baby carrots and some sliced potatoes to the mix but all in all it wa...

I don't usually like soups..my husband does; but this was a hit with both of us! The allusive nutmeg and lemon juice flavors make this a hit (not to mention the richness of the sauce that doesn...

i finally found a recipe that is very similar to the waterzooi my aunt used to make when we were little. like another reviewer, i too added a carrot, bay leaves and thyme. the flour and lemon mi...

This soup is good but does not make me go "Wow". It was pretty good the day after, as leftovers (better, you could taste the leeks better). I used a bit less chicken.