A quick and easy recipe that the kids will love, these can be spiced up according to your taste or kept simple and served with sweet chilli sauce for dipping.
A great recipe to make ahead and keep in the freezer for a last minute dinner.
This makes quite large meatballs but use a teaspoon, make them smaller and they are great finger food for at a party.
500g chicken mince
½ cup of breadcrumbs
1 small onion finely chopped
1 medium carrot grated
1 medium zucchini grated
1 clove of garlic
1 dessertspoon of basil
Salt and pepper to your taste
To ensure the onion is not crunchy in the finished meatballs cook it either in a pot on the stove or in the microwave.
Combine all the above ingredients in a large bowl and using your hands (for the best result!) mix thoroughly together.
Take dessertspoon sized portions of mixture and roll them into a ball.
If you find your mixture is too moist to keep its shape add a little more breadcrumbs.
Spray a wire rack with cooking spray and place on an oven tray then place the meatballs on top.
This ensures that the fat drips away when they are cooking.
Cook in a moderate oven for 35-40 minutes.
Serve with steamed vegetables and sweet chilli sauce on the side.
Not a very glamourous pic I know but the three-year-olds always ask if there are any more when they are on the menu for dinner.
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