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Chicken Meatballs with Peanut Sauce

I love meatballs!  Doesn’t really matter what kind of meat it is, I just love meatballs.  Unfortunately my husband doesn’t share my passion for balls of meat.  Not really sure why, what is not to love.   I sneak them in sometimes, trying different versions hoping to find one that does it for him.  Most are Italian based, and maybe that is where I went wrong.  I have tried a couple Mexican versions, but they have turned out bland.  So when I saw this Asian version in Everyday with Rachael Ray I was excited!  Why didn’t I think of this sooner?   Needless to say, Racheal came through for me on this one.  He liked them, and he said he would like it if I made them again!!  I will change the sauce next time,  but the ball itself was perfect! 
These were written with a Sweet Peanut Sauce, which is what I made.  It was good, but next time I am going to do a Spicy Peanut Sauce.  I was hoping that my son would eat these as well, and like the sauce, so I didn’t want to spice it up the first time.  Next time, I will do some of each. 
Chicken  Meatballs with a Sweet Peanut Sauce
Recipe from Everyday with Rachael Ray
1 pound ground chicken
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
¼ cup dried breadcrumbs
¼ cup grated onion
2 cloves garlic, grated
1 tsp salt
½ tsp pepper
2 Tbls Canola Oil
¼ cup peanut butter
2 Tbls Soy Sauce
3 Tbls Sugar
2 Tbls Sesame Oil
Chopped Peanuts for garnish
Mix chicken, cilantro, breadcrumbs, onion, garlic, salt and pepper.  Roll into about 1 inch balls.  Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat.  Cook the meatballs until they are cooked through, about 10 minutes.  
 
While they are cooking, you can make the sauce.  Mix the remaining ingredients together in a small bowl.  Microwave for few seconds to get it warm.  Stir together. 
 
Toss the meatballs with half of the sauce, reserving the other ½ for dipping.  Sprinkle with the chopped peanuts. 
Serve on toothpicks with the remaining sauce!  

 

Comments

  1. In Katrina's Kitchen says:

    ooh! I love chicken meatballs but I've never had them with a yummy sauce like this!!

  2. In Katrina's Kitchen says:

    ooh! I love chicken meatballs but I've never had them with a yummy sauce like this!!

  3. Chad @ thebreakupnote says:

    We both made peanut sauce! Awesome!

    OOOh this looks really good…

  4. Chad @ thebreakupnote says:

    We both made peanut sauce! Awesome!

    OOOh this looks really good…

  5. Ohh woww..I never had meatballs with peanut butter, but sounds so delicious, and of course look fantastic!!!

  6. Ohh woww..I never had meatballs with peanut butter, but sounds so delicious, and of course look fantastic!!!

  7. Deborah says:

    Oh my goodness -I have to try this one! I know we'd love it. Thanks for participating in Saturdays with Rachael Ray!!

  8. Deborah says:

    Oh my goodness -I have to try this one! I know we'd love it. Thanks for participating in Saturdays with Rachael Ray!!

  9. The Mom Chef says:

    I love the chicken meatball idea but think I'd have to do a soy/ginger sauce instead of peanut. We've learned that we don't like peanut sauce, unfortunately. The chicken meatballs though; those look fantastic.

  10. The Mom Chef says:

    I love the chicken meatball idea but think I'd have to do a soy/ginger sauce instead of peanut. We've learned that we don't like peanut sauce, unfortunately. The chicken meatballs though; those look fantastic.

  11. Belinda @zomppa says:

    I LOVE meatballs too. Pretty much…any kind. Loving this one and this sauce for sure!

  12. Belinda @zomppa says:

    I LOVE meatballs too. Pretty much…any kind. Loving this one and this sauce for sure!

  13. I am with you, Erin! I love ANY variety of meatballs! These look delicious! : )

  14. I am with you, Erin! I love ANY variety of meatballs! These look delicious! : )

  15. Cassie @ Bake Your Day says:

    This sounds like a great combo of flavors! Thanks for a great idea Erin!

  16. Cassie @ Bake Your Day says:

    This sounds like a great combo of flavors! Thanks for a great idea Erin!

  17. Tiffany says:

    I'd love to dip my finger in that peanut sauce right about now! :D

  18. Tiffany says:

    I'd love to dip my finger in that peanut sauce right about now! :D

  19. Chris's Gourmet Fashion says:

    Your result looks just amazing. They look so good (even though I have to admit I would have to swap the peanut butter for a different ingredient – peanut butter is one of those things that you either love or hate … I'm neutral, but no one in my family loves it) – I love your idea of turning the chicken into meatballs.

  20. Chris's Gourmet Fashion says:

    Your result looks just amazing. They look so good (even though I have to admit I would have to swap the peanut butter for a different ingredient – peanut butter is one of those things that you either love or hate … I'm neutral, but no one in my family loves it) – I love your idea of turning the chicken into meatballs.

  21. kitchenarian says:

    The sauce sounds great, but I love the idea of a spicy sauce too. I need to try this soon. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  22. kitchenarian says:

    The sauce sounds great, but I love the idea of a spicy sauce too. I need to try this soon. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  23. Carolyn says:

    Fantastic! Love meatballs, love peanut sauce, great recipe.

  24. Carolyn says:

    Fantastic! Love meatballs, love peanut sauce, great recipe.

  25. Apron Appeal says:

    Is it dinner time yet? I've been looking for a soy sauce substitute, I may not be able to wait until then to make these. they look too good.

  26. Apron Appeal says:

    Is it dinner time yet? I've been looking for a soy sauce substitute, I may not be able to wait until then to make these. they look too good.

  27. Curry and Comfort says:

    I love meatballs too and lucky for me so do my kids and husband. Great Job. These look fantastic. : ) PS.. I agree, a spicy peanut sauce would be better with these.

  28. Curry and Comfort says:

    I love meatballs too and lucky for me so do my kids and husband. Great Job. These look fantastic. : ) PS.. I agree, a spicy peanut sauce would be better with these.

  29. Oh, these look delish…what flavorful meatballs! And so many great sauce options…I'm not sure which to try first :)

  30. Oh, these look delish…what flavorful meatballs! And so many great sauce options…I'm not sure which to try first :)

  31. Nami @ Just One Cookbook says:

    I love meatballs too, but never had them with peanut sauce! Looks delicious!!!

  32. Nami @ Just One Cookbook says:

    I love meatballs too, but never had them with peanut sauce! Looks delicious!!!

  33. Kate@Diethood says:

    I am also a huge fan of meatballs. Actually, I love anything that is bite-size! :) I'm with you on the spicy peanut sauce…the sweet sauce would be too much for me.

  34. Kate@Diethood says:

    I am also a huge fan of meatballs. Actually, I love anything that is bite-size! :) I'm with you on the spicy peanut sauce…the sweet sauce would be too much for me.

  35. Holly Henry says:

    This looks awesome Erin! I recently posted a peanut sauce recipe too….I guess great minds think alike.:) My husband will love this ! Thanks for sharing :)

    Holly

  36. Holly Henry says:

    This looks awesome Erin! I recently posted a peanut sauce recipe too….I guess great minds think alike.:) My husband will love this ! Thanks for sharing :)

    Holly

  37. Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) says:

    I love all meatballs, but especially the really creative variations! This is awesome and I cannot wait to try them!

  38. Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) says:

    I love all meatballs, but especially the really creative variations! This is awesome and I cannot wait to try them!

  39. the constant hunger says:

    Never would think to pair meatballs with peanut sauce. I'm intrigued!

  40. the constant hunger says:

    Never would think to pair meatballs with peanut sauce. I'm intrigued!

  41. thefooddoctor says:

    These look amazing!
    I love meat balls too and this is just too good to miss

  42. thefooddoctor says:

    These look amazing!
    I love meat balls too and this is just too good to miss

  43. My Little Space says:

    I have to bookmarked this, Erin. It's awesome. Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely day.
    Kristy

  44. My Little Space says:

    I have to bookmarked this, Erin. It's awesome. Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely day.
    Kristy

  45. Erin, these looks so good. I may try them with the spicy peanut sauce used in the noodle bowl I have posted. I use light coconut milk as the base, a ton of fresh garlic and hot pepper flakes along with some soy. Happy you found a ball your husband can live with :)

  46. Erin, these looks so good. I may try them with the spicy peanut sauce used in the noodle bowl I have posted. I use light coconut milk as the base, a ton of fresh garlic and hot pepper flakes along with some soy. Happy you found a ball your husband can live with :)

  47. These look so incredibly good! Perfect finger food for a party!

  48. These look so incredibly good! Perfect finger food for a party!

  49. Shu Han says:

    I like the idea of chicken meatballs instead of the usual grilled chicken skewers with a peanut sauce! I've got another great peanut sauce recipe if you'd like to try another, it's a traditional singapore/malaysia satay peanut sauce!

    http://mummyicancook.blogspot.com/2011/07/tut-tut-satay-singapore-chicken-satay.html

  50. Shu Han says:

    I like the idea of chicken meatballs instead of the usual grilled chicken skewers with a peanut sauce! I've got another great peanut sauce recipe if you'd like to try another, it's a traditional singapore/malaysia satay peanut sauce!

    http://mummyicancook.blogspot.com/2011/07/tut-tut-satay-singapore-chicken-satay.html

  51. Wow these are so neat and sound delicious

  52. Wow these are so neat and sound delicious

  53. Brenda in St. Louis says:

    I made these meatballs for my boyfriend this past weekend since we are both health conscious. The only difference was I baked them instead of frying them but he loved them!!! I had quiet a few left over so before I baked them, I just popped most of them in freezer using a Seal-A-Meal bag and will bake them at a later date.

    Thanks for a great recipe.

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