Tuesday, July 7, 2015

{Recipe Files}: Thai Chicken Meatballs

I know it's been a while since I teased you with the prospect of this recipe, and then I didn't post it. Shame on me! But, I'm back to posting and I'm ready to share my take on this delicious recipe with you guys
(Don't get overwhelmed by the ingredients list--it's not that bad!)
What You Need
For the meatballs:
-1 lb. ground chicken
-4 green onions, chopped
-1/4 C chopped cilantro
-1 Tbsp fish sauce (*substitute: I used half soy sauce and half hoisin sauce)
-1 Tbsp red curry paste
-1 Cup breadcrumbs
-1 egg
-salt and pepper to taste
For the peanut sauce:
-1 Tbsp sesame oil
-1 can coconut milk
-1 Tbsp red curry paste
-2 Tbsp peanut butter
-salt and pepper to taste
-1 Tbsp brown sugar
-pinch of chili flakes

What You Do:
1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F.

2. In a bowl, mix together all of the meatball ingredients well. Form the meatballs into about 1 inch sized balls and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 30 minutes.
3. While the meatballs are cooking, make the sauce using a medium sauce pan/skillet. Heat up the oil. Add in the red curry paste and let it cook for a couple of minutes. Then add in the rest of the ingredients (coconut milk, peanut butter, salt/pepper, brown sugar, chili flakes).
Stir it together and cook for about 5 minutes.
(I kinda added it all in at once and it turned out ok)
4. Once the meatballs are out of the oven, add them to the sauce, coating them on all sides. 
Let them soak up that deliciousness!
5. Garnish with cilantro and serve over rice or mashed potatoes.
Bon appetit!

This is one that got better the next day as leftovers, as the meatballs soaked in the sauce even more. Super tasty!

16 comments:

  1. I feel like this is the best of both worlds - gary get's his pseudo thai food and i get meatballs lol! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. These sound delicious and I love all the flavors in the peanut sauce!

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  3. I am forwarding this to Mark! He is cooking chicken tonight and was asking for meal inspiration. Looks so good!

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  4. This looks absolutely delicious! I'm not sure I could pull it off, but I love the photos and flavor combo!

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  5. YUM! I will definitely have to recreate these :-D

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  6. We are such chicken people so I love that these are a chicken version - and served over potatoes sounds so delicious!

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  7. These look so delicious! I'm sure letting the meatballs soak in the sauce makes them even better. Thanks for sharing, lady!

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  8. Yum, this looks divine and something I can totally whip up!

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  9. This looks great! I bet it would be fabulous over thai noodles!! We love PF Changs...this might be a good alternative to it! :) Thanks!
    ~Tiffany~

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  10. Yum! Those look delish :) Love me some Thai!

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  11. YUMMMMMMMMM! You always leave me starving after your recipe posts! :)

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  12. I love anything Thai! Will have to try this recipe asap. Our recipe swap will be back next week if you have any other fun recipes.

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  13. Oh hello!! Perfect day to have a second to do some blog stalking on my phone (I miss my computer, wah!!) because this is totally going on the dinner menu! Delish!!

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  14. girlfriend!!! you had me at thai - YUM this looks awesome and i love that it's made from ground chicken. totally making these like asap.

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  15. These sound and look amazing, I know my husband would love them!

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