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!
This recipe is also on Taste and Tell’s Saturday with Rachael Ray Series