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) 
    • 1 Tbsp rice

For sauce:

Ingredients

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

chicken meatballs

How to make Chicken Meatballs:

  • Boil 1 tablespoon of white rice.
  • In a bowl mix together ground 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

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chicken meatballs

Chicken Meatballs

Course Side Dish
Servings 10
Calories 117 kcal

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.
    Chicken Meatballs
  • 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

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 117 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 44mg15%
Sodium 53mg2%
Potassium 161mg5%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 1079IU22%
Vitamin C 2mg2%
Calcium 11mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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