Zesty Garlic Butter Chicken Meatballs: Sautéing With Sudha [6]

For how easy it is to make meatballs, I'm surprised I don't make them more. I mean, first of all... the variety. I like to make every kind BUT the OG ~*spaghetti and meatballs*~. Once you start experimenting with different kinds, the original is so boring. Tomato sauce and beef? BOOOOORING! Try these zesty, flavor-packed meatballs and you'll never go back.

Zesty Garlic Butter Chicken Meatballs

Prep/Cook Time: 20-25 Minutes

Serving Size: ~2

What You'll Need For The Meatballs:

•1 pack of ground chicken (or turkey)

•1/2 cup shredded cheese (I used mozzarella and parmesan)

•2 tbsp of minced garlic

•1 tsp Italian seasoning

•1/2-1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

•1/2 cup of chopped parsley or cilantro (I used dried parsley and added a couple tbsp)

What You'll Need For The Sauce:

•1/2 cup chicken stock

•salt and pepper for taste

•1/2 lemon for juice

•1 tbsp (+/-) hot sauce

•3 tbsp butter

•heavy cream (optional)

How To:

➊ In a bowl, combine chicken, cheese, garlic, seasoning, red pepper flakes, and chopped parsley. Mix well with a fork or your hands, create medium sized balls and set aside

➋ In a pan, heat up 2 tbsp of butter. Once the butter is warm, throw in your meatballs and cook on all sides for about 10 minutes (or until fully cooked) on low-medium heat. Baste the meatballs with the butter while cooking to keep the meat juicy

➌ Once the meatballs are cooked, set aside and throw in 1 tbsp of butter. I like to scrap the pan a little to get the extra good good from the meatballs. Once the butter has warmed up, add in your chicken stock, lemon juice and hot sauce (I used Sriracha). Stir together. If you want the sauce to be a little thicker, add a dash of heavy cream. Test the sauce and add salt and pepper based on taste

➍ Pour sauce over meatballs and serve with rice, tortillas, cauliflower rice, or LITERALLY anything else.


•A tip for making sure you added enough flavor to your meatballs - take a small piece of the meat once completely mixed and cook it before creating your raw meatballs. You'll figure out if you need to add anything else before cooking all of the meat and having to add it at the end.

Enjoy your incoming food coma!


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