Coconut Curry Chicken Meatballs With Quinoa

Coconut Curry Chicken Meatballs With Quinoa

Posted 2018-05-16 by finyfollow

For this recipe, instead of buying minced chicken, I bought thighs and put them in the food processor myself.

This way I can cut off all the fat, and you COULD use a mixture of mainly thighs with a chicken breast also. This will ensure that they are nice and moist meatballs.

These are also great at room temperature and in lunch boxes.

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Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 24 balls

Ingredients
325 g skinless chicken thighs
1 small carrot, grated
1 clove garlic
¼ cup shredded coconut
1 small egg
1 tsp curry powder - or more to taste
¼ tsp salt
Coriander or parsley, to taste
Oil
For the quinoa
125 g quinoa, cooked
40 g dried apricots, cut into strips
25 g blanched almonds
Chopped coriander, to garnish
Butter or olive oil, to serve - optional

Method
For the chicken
  • Put everything in a food processor.


  • Blend until the mixture is smooth.

  • Using your hands, form about 15 to 25 small balls.


  • Heat some oil in a frying pan over a medium heat.

  • When the oil is hot, put the meatballs in.

  • Cook for about 3 minutes, then turn them over, and cook for about 5 minutes more.

  • Put a lid on the frying pan, and cook for about 8 - 10 minutes more, or until they are just done.


  • For the quinoa
  • Stir the apricots into the freshly cooked quinoa (you could use couscous if you prefer).

  • Cook this until the apricots and quinoa are hot, and stir in the almonds, coriander and butter or oil.


  • I served these with the quinoa the first night, and heated them up and served them with a spaghetti and tomato sauce, and salad, the second and third nights!


  • Categories
    #dinner
    #family
    #lunch
    #snack
    #lunch_boxes
    #coconut_curry
    #chicken_minced
    #quinoa
    #dried_apricots
    #almonds


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