Chicken Meatballs

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Description

Easily made ahead of time, these chicken meatballs are the perfect centerpiece to build your dinner around. This recipe outlines a frying cooking method, but these meatballs can be baked as well.

Ingredients

500 grams chicken breasts
3 potatoes (medium, author´s tip: use 2 regular potatoes and 1 sweet potato)
1 onions (medium)
4 garlic cloves
1 leeks
2 eggs
3 tablespoons bread crumbs
salt (to taste)
vegetable oil (as needed)

Directions

1Cook the chicken breasts and potatoes in water seasoned with salt and a drizzle of olive oil.
2Remove the ingredients from the water and drain well.
3Using a fork, shred the chicken and mash the potatoes. Place them in a bowl and set them aside.
4Using a food processor (or by hand, if preferred), grind or chop the onion, garlic, leek, and parsley. Once chopped, add them to the chicken and potato mix.
5Add the eggs, breadcrumbs, and a pinch of salt, and stir all of the ingredients well.
6Form the mix into small balls, just like meatballs, and set them aside.
7Heat the oil in a frying pan over medium heat.
8Once it is hot, carefully place as many meatballs as can fit without overcrowding the frying pan. Cook until they are a nice golden brown and then place them on an absorbant cloth or paper towel.
9Repeat this process with the rest of the meatballs.
10Serve immediately (author´s suggestion: serve with white rice and a tomato salad).
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NutritionView more

380Calories
Sodium18%DV420mg
Fat17%DV11g
Protein67%DV34g
Carbs12%DV35g
Fiber16%DV4g

PER SERVING *

Calories380Calories from Fat100
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat11g17%
Saturated Fat2.5g13%
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol185mg62%
Sodium420mg18%
Potassium1240mg35%
Protein34g67%
Calories from Fat100
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate35g12%
Dietary Fiber4g16%
Sugars4g8%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.