It’s hard to talk about any form of chicken soup without talking about comfort. Pulling this back from the brink of slippers and Sunday night, though (not that anyone ever needs to resist), is the freekeh. Adding this smoked cracked wheat, with its nutty bite, to this soup makes it the best of all worlds: comforting and classy.
Getting ahead: The meatballs can be made and pan-fried a day in advance. The soup also keeps well, once