Three Ways with Chicken Meatballs

20 minutes + 10 minutes Serves 16-20 per recipe

Ingredients

  • 500 g chicken mince
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 3 Tbsp oil, for frying
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Method

BASE RECIPE:

1. In a large bowl place chicken mince, onion, garlic, lemon and breadcrumbs. Mix until well combined. Add your choice of flavouring from below.

2. Roll a tablespoon of mixture in to even sized balls. Shallow fry in a pan, turning to brown evenly, until cooked through.

3. Serve with your favourite dipping sauce.

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SPINACH AND ORANGE FLAVOURED

Ingredients:

1 portion of ‘base recipe’

Zest of 1 orange and 2 Tbsp juice

80g wilted spinach, chopped

1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme

1/4 cup chopped parsley

Dipping Sauce – mix 1/2 cup natural yoghurt, 2 Tbsp orange juice, 1 Tbsp chopped parsley

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THAI NOODLE FLAVOURED

Ingredients:

1 portion of ‘base recipe’

1 Tbsp grated ginger

1 Tbsp oyster sauce

2 Tbsp sweet chilli

1 tsp sesame oil

1 tsp fish sauce

1 cup chopped cooked noodles, udon or flat

1 Tbsp sesame seeds

1/2 cup chopped coriander

Dipping Sauce – mix 2 Tbsp each of sweet chilli, lemon juice and brown sugar

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ITALIAN FLAVOURED:

Ingredients:

1 portion of ‘base recipe’

1/2 cup chopped black olives

1/2 cup chopped sundried tomatoes

1 Tbsp lemon zest

1/4 cup chopped fresh oregano and basil

Dipping Sauce – mix 1/2 cup yoghurt with juice of 1 lemon

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TIP: You could also cook the balls in a pre-heated oven at 180°C – just place onto a tray lined with baking paper and cook for 10 minutes.

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