Mint-Curry Chicken Meatballs

Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground Smart Chicken

  • ½ cup parsley breadcrumbs

  • ½ teaspoon curry powder

  • 2 tablespoon olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon cumin

  • ½ teaspoon cardamom

  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped mint

  • Pinch chili powder

  • Pinch caraway seed

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 egg

  • Salt and pepper

Directions

In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients until fully incorporated. Refrigerate the meatball mixture for 5 to 10 minutes. Using wet hands or a wet 1-ounce ice cream scoop, portion into equal-sized balls and refrigerate until ready to use.

Drop meatballs into simmering Coconut Curry Sauce (recipe follows) and let cook for 20 to 30 minutes.

Ingredients (Coconut Curry Sauce)

  • 1 shallot, finely diced

  • 1 teaspoon curry powder

  • ½ teaspoon cardamom seed

  • 1 teaspoon caraway seed

  • ½ teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon cumin

  • ½ teaspoon garam masala

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 2 tablespoons oil

  • 1 cup coconut milk

  • 2 cups chicken stock

  • ½ cup diced tomatoes

Directions

In medium stockpot over medium heat, toast all spices, then add oil, garlic, and shallot. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes, then add tomatoes, coconut milk, and stock. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.

Recipe created by Johnny Loua, Chef, Seattle, Washington