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Chicken Meatballs…I know, not the most attractive name but ~


Very attractive results! This all started when I saw a Blog Chicken Kofta Curry and decided I was making it. So I went and bought the ground chicken and then “Chickened” Out! Ok I didn’t really chicken out I just didn’t think it through and didn’t have all the ingredients to make it and the chicken was sitting there so….I went a completely different route. I have not given up on the Kofta at Kolpona Cuisine I just had to cook up the chicken & I still need a few things for my “spice kitchen” to ensure authentic tasting results. Ok, Ok, on to the Chicken Meat Balls: By the way, a pice of shoe leather would taste amazing sauteed in Rao’s Marinara Sauce.
WHAT YOU NEED:
1 lb ground chicken
1/4 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
1 jar RAO’s Marinara Sauce (Seriously you need to get this, it is fantastic)
1/4 cup vegetable or chicken stock (I always have veg stock)
1 Lg garlic clove, minced
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
2 Tablespoons Fresh parsley, chopped
2 Tablespoons fresh chives, chopped
vegetable oil to brown

WHAT YOU DO:
* In a medium mixing bowl mix the chicken with all the ingredients except for the Sauce and Vegetable oil.
*Using your hands pull out a heaping tablespoon of the mix and roll into balls about 1 inch in diameter.
*Make sure to roll them nice and tight/compact so they don’t fall apart
*In a large saute pan with high sides heat the oil on Med/High heat and place the chicken Spheres (no, doesn’t work), Balls into the pan and brown on all sides.
*Once they are brown turn off the heat & gently remove and place on paper towels to drain the excess oil.
*Pour the oil out into the garbage or a can (carefully) and place the pan back on the stove.
*Note all the brown bits in the pan.
*Turn the heat back to medium and pour in the stock, using a wooden spoon gently scrape the pan and swirl until all the bits are up and you have a rich, flavorful broth.
*Pour in the Rao’s sauce and add the Chicken back in to pan.
*Bring to boil then reduce to simmer and cover for 30 to 40 minutes.
*Don’t stir them around too much just once or twice to make sure they are covered in sauce. If you stir a lot they will crumble.
Serve alone, over pasta, as a side dish or as the Main Course
Herb said they were “ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS” and just so you know he is very honest so if they are not good or Mediocre he will say so:)
Enjoy -T

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. sweatlikemambo
    May 05, 2012 @ 16:04:43

    Looks pretty delicious! And I’ve never tried Rao’s marinara sauce before, so I’ll definitely have to give that a go!

    Reply

  2. Desi Chick
    May 05, 2012 @ 16:22:59

    Hmmm, that looks fantastic. Ground turkey works well too. I’ll have to try your version next!!

    Reply

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