Asian-style chicken meatballs

Finely chop chicken breast fillets in a food processor for a leaner option

Less than 30 minutes

Serves 3-4

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Ingredients:

  • 500g chicken mince
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp (15ml) sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp (15ml) soy sauce
  • 1 tsp (5ml) ginger and garlic paste
  • 1 tsp (5ml) mirin
  • Salt and milled pepper
  • Glug olive or canola oil, for frying
Sauce:
  • ¼ cup (60ml) soy sauce
  • ¼ cup (60ml) oyster sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, bruised
  • 2 tsp (10ml) honey
  • Splash water
  • 1 packet (200g) fine green beans, blanched
  • 2 Tbsp (30ml) sesame seeds, toasted
  • Handful microherbs or bean sprouts, for serving

Method:

  1. Combine meatball ingredients and roll into 3cm balls.
  2. Heat oil in a pan and fry meatballs for about 10 minutes  or until golden all over and cooked through.
  3. Combine sauce ingredients in a pan and cook for 3-5 minutes or until sticky.
  4. Serve chicken meatballs on a bed of green beans and sprinkle with sesame seeds and microherbs or bean sprouts.

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