Ginger Chicken Meatballs in Peanut Sauce

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Ginger Chicken Meatballs in Peanut Sauce

Dinner, Chicken, Meatballs, Peanut, Bowls, Dressings & Sauces, Winter, Quick & Easy

This is a hearty meal packed with protein and lots of flavor! Ginger has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and can help boost immunity. Pro tip: make extra meatballs and pop them in the freezer for adding a yummy protein source to future meals.

  • Author: claire
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner

Ingredients

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Meatballs:

  • 1 ½ lb ground chicken 
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 garlic clove (grated or finely chopped)
  • 1 (1-inch) piece of ginger (peeled and grated or finely chopped)
  • ½ bunch of fresh mint, finely chopped
  • ½ bunch cilantro, finely chopped (plus more for garnish)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil (for cooking)

Sauce:

  • ½ can (8oz) light coconut milk
  • ¼ cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • ½ cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, sliced
  • 1 cup mushrooms, sliced

Garnish: 

  • Chopped peanuts
  • Fresh cilantro

Instructions

  1. Mix the meatball ingredients together in a large bowl..
  2. Using clean hands or kitchen gloves, gently roll the mixture into medium meatballs
  3. Heat a large saucepan over medium high heat and add 2 tablespoons of oil to the pan.
  4. Once the oil is heated, add the meatballs in a single layer into the pan and cook for about 2-3 minutes per side (until golden brown). Turn the meatballs using tongs until evenly browned. 
  5. Remove the meatballs from the pan and hold in a warm place. 
  6. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add in the coconut milk, peanut butter, chicken broth and curry powder. Whisk together and add the meatballs back in with carrots, red bell pepper, and mushrooms. 
  7. Cover the pan and simmer on low for 15-20 minutes. The sauce will thicken as it cooks.
  8. Serve over rice or your favorite grain. Garnish with peanuts and cilantro! 
  9. Enjoy!

 

Keywords: Dinner, Meatballs, Ginger, Chicken, Winter, Warming, Sauces

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