Friday, June 10, 2011

Chicken Meatballs with Peanut Sauce

Personally (as you can see from my blog!) I am not a very big fan of chicken, unless it's heavily spiced, marinated, wrapped in bacon, or served with a sauce...  However, these meatballs were quite tasty, having at least two of the above requirements taken care of.


For meatballs:
1 lb. ground chicken
1/2 cup chopped cilantro
1/4 cup dried breadcrumbs
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
For Sauce:
1/4 cup peanut butter
2 tbsp. soy sauce
3 tbsp sugar
3 tbsp sesame oil
Chopped peanuts, for garnish


Mix chicken, cilantro, breadcrumbs, onion powder, garlic, salt and pepper; roll into 1 tbsp. balls.  In medium skillet, heat oil over medium heat.  Add meatballs and cook through, 6 to 8 minutes, turning frequently until brown on all sides.  Remove from heat as they are cooked and drain on paper towels.
Whisk remaining ingredients (except peanuts) in a bowl and warm in the microwave.  Toss the meatballs with half of the sauce and sprinkle with peanuts.  Serve on toothpicks with remaining sauce for dipping.

Tips -  If you think you may have leftovers, store the sauce and meatballs separately, otherwise they will get soggy.  Enjoy!

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