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Little Chicken Meatballs With Asian Flavors

by , Chef , Lucia’s Restaurant, Minneapolis, Minn.

Little Chicken Meatballs With Asian Flavors
Easy Recipe
  • 1 1/4 pounds ground Smart Chicken
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch plus extra for rolling meatballs
  • Splash soy sauce or tamari
  • Pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 cup peanut or vegetable oil
  • Ginger Dipping Sauce
  • 5 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon finely minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
  • 5 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced scallion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime, lemon, or orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • Pinch of red chili flakes

Combine all the ingredients for Ginger Dipping Sauce and stir well. Taste and adjust seasoning before serving.

Put ground chicken, egg, onions, garlic, 1 tablespoon of cornstarch, red pepper flakes, and tamari or soy sauce into a food processor and blend until smooth. Shape into tiny meatballs, about 1 inch in diameter. Roll the meatballs in a little extra cornstarch. Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat and add the meatballs. Cook over medium heat until golden brown and cooked through, turning as necessary. Skewer each meatball with a little toothpick and serve with Ginger Dipping Sauce, garnished with fresh mint and cilantro sprigs.