Spicy chicken meatballs

I’ve had a craving for meat the last months and I’m cooking chicken at least once or twice a week. I even eat bacon nowadays and can’t understand how I could live without it for the last 6 years. That saltyness and crispness can’t be found anywhere in the vegetable kingdom, including all that terrible fake bacon. I guess that it’s only a matter of time before I start eating other meat as well but for now chicken and bacon is fine and I even tend to combine them quite often. Today though, I’m posting an easy weekday chicken dish which I made for dinner yesterday:

    Spicy chicken meatballs
    (serves 3, makes 14 oval meatballs)

    350 gr minced chicken
    1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
    1 garlic clove, finely grated
    1 egg
    0.75 tsp dried ground sumac
    0.75 tsp dried ground cumin
    0.75 tsp dried ground coriander/cilantro
    0.5 tsp dried ground cayenne pepper
    maldon sea salt
    ground pepper

    Combine all ingredients in a bowl and shape 14 oval meatballs, it will be rather sticky so a small amount of oil on your hands will help. As always when handling chicken make sure to wash your hands and all utensils carefully. Fry the meatballs in butter for about 10 minutes. Serve with bulgur or rice.

12 Responses to “Spicy chicken meatballs”

  1. Fabienne
    January 4th, 2007 20:21

    J’adore … Je sens déjà la divine odeur !

  2. Anne
    January 4th, 2007 20:45

    Well, you certainly have good opportunity tomorrow :) Much to Fredrik’s delight, I’m sure, there’ll be two exciting meat dishes on the menu :) (And plenty of other food – skip lunch!)

  3. Dagmar
    January 4th, 2007 22:20

    Fabienne: Oui, il sent délicieux! :-)

    Anne: I’m really looking forward for the dinner. I just put the semifreddo in the freezer :-)

  4. Scott at Real Epicurean
    January 5th, 2007 03:10

    Meatballs! One of my favourites.

  5. Thalie
    January 5th, 2007 05:23

    Mmmm looks terrible !
    Could we add just a little bit of cheddar or old mimolette for example ?
    Thanks and by the way, all the best for the new year !!

  6. awoz
    January 5th, 2007 20:20

    You were a vegeterain before?? I love some vegeterain foods but I would never stop eating meat (i am to fond of it) …Specilally bacon fro time to time…
    Your meatballs are very tempting and they look so tasty…
    Happy new year!!!!

  7. Dagmar
    January 6th, 2007 15:56

    Scott: I love meatballs, both chicken and quorn ones.

    Thalie: Cheese would probably be great. Sometimes I use feta in my meatballs.

    Awoz: Well I was a fake vegetarian before as I ate fish and chicken. Then I stopped eating chicken as well and now I’m slowly taking up meat again :-)

  8. Christopher Anderton
    January 7th, 2007 15:55

    Tried the recipie the last night. Very tasty!

  9. Dagmar
    January 7th, 2007 22:09

    Christopher: I’m glad that you liked the recipe!

  10. Pille
    January 8th, 2007 12:34

    Dagmar – I’ve just copied this recipe – really like the sound of sumac with chicken!!

  11. Dagmar
    January 9th, 2007 22:38

    Pille: Oh, I hope that you’ll like it!

  12. Pille
    January 10th, 2007 09:20

    Dagmar – I used lean beef mince instead, and they turned out wonderful! I really liked the combination of spices!

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