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Smart Chicken Meatballs

by , R.D., Hillis & Company, Lincoln, Nebraska

Smart Chicken Meatballs
Easy Recipe

Serves 4

A tangy blend of spices lends an assertive flavor to this unusual—and unusually tasty—dish.

  • 1 pound ground Smart Chicken
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons drained capers
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon red hot pepper flakes
  • 3 ounces bread crumbs or torn bread
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 small can fire-roasted tomatoes

Sauté the chopped onion in the olive oil. In a separate bowl, combine ground chicken, egg, tomato paste, mustard, and honey. Add milk,sautéed onion, and all remaining ingredients (except fire-roasted tomates), and mix well. Form into golf ball-sized meatballs and pour fire-roasted tomatoes over top. Bake at 350º for 15-20 minutes, or until the internal temperature reaches 165°F.

Pairing: A syrah will go well with the fire-roasted tomatoes in this recipe.