Chicken Meatballs

chicken meatballs

For meatballs:

Ingredients

    • 1 lb chicken thighs, ground
    • 1 onion, grated
    • salt and pepper
    • chicken seasoning ( I use seasonings from Trader Joe’s) 
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    • 1 Tbsp rice

 

For sauce:

Ingredients

    • 1 onion chopped
    • 1-2 carrots, grated
    • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
    • water
  •  
    • salt and pepper

 

chicken meatballs

Meatballs:

  • Boil 1 tablespoon of white rice.
  • In a bowl mix together grind onion, 1 pound of ground chicken thighs, boiled rice, 1 teaspoon of chicken seasoning (any seasoning you like will work, I use the one from Trader Joe’s “Seasonings”), salt, and pepper (about 1 teaspoon of each, more or less depending on your preferences).
  • On a heated pan, add one Tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.
  • Shape meat mix into balls and fry each side quickly, this is just to get that beautiful color around the meatballs.
  • Put them into a pot.

chicken meatballs

Sauce: 

  • In the same pan from meatballs, sauté grated onions, carrots
  • Add in 1 tablespoon of tomato paste, stir and turn off heat.

chicken meatballs sauce

  • Boil up some water in a kettle. It’s important the water is boiled and hot so the meatballs don’t fall apart.
  • Add water to the pot, just until it covers all the meatballs.

chicken meatballs

  • Add the onion and carrots that you have sautéed.
  • salt and pepper to taste.
  • Turn heat on the lowest, cover with a lid and let it cook for 40 minutes.

chicken meatballs

Chicken Meatballs

Course: Side Dish
Keyword: carrot, chicken, easy recipe, low calorie, low carb, meatballs, onion, rice, seasoning, side dish, tomato paste
Servings: 10
Calories: 117kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb chicken thighs ground
  • 1 onion grated
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • chicken seasoning to taste
  • 1 Tbsp rice cooked

For the sauce:

  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1-2 carrots grated
  • 1 Tbsp tomato paste
  • water
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste

Instructions

Meatballs:

  • Boil 1 tablespoon of white rice.
  • In a bowl mix together grind onion, 1 pound of ground chicken thighs, boiled rice, 1 teaspoon of chicken seasoning (any seasoning you like will work, I use the one from Trader Joe’s “Seasonings”), salt, and pepper (about 1 teaspoon of each, more or less depending on your preferences).
  • On a heated pan, add one Tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil.
  • Shape meat mix into balls and fry each side quickly, this is just to get that beautiful color around the meatballs.
  • Put them into a pot.
    chicken meatballs

Sauce:

  • In the same pan from meatballs, sauté grated onions, carrots
  • Add in 1 tablespoon of tomato paste, stir and turn off heat.
  • Boil up some water in a kettle. It’s important the water is boiled and hot so the meatballs don’t fall apart.
  • Add water to the pot, just until it covers all the meatballs.
    chicken meatballs
  • Add the onion and carrots that you have sautéed.
  • salt and pepper to taste.
  • Turn heat on the lowest, cover with a lid and let it cook for 40 minutes.
    chicken meatballs

Nutrition

Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1079IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
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