Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins

Chicken Meatballs flavoured with a blend of herbs in a tomato-red-capsicum-basil sauce, served over rice or noodles. This dish is suitable for freezing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine chicken mince, garlic, breadcrumbs, herbs, parmesan and the lightly beaten egg.
  2. Season to taste, mix well and with floured hands, shape the mixture into 12 meatballs.
  3. Place on a tray, cover loosely and chill for 30 minutes.
  4. Heat the oil in a non-stick pan, over a medium heat, add the onions and capsicums and sauté for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft.
  5. Add the tomatoes (and the juice), 1 tablespoon chopped basil and simmer for 10 minutes or until the liquid has reduced and the sauce has begun to thicken.
  6. Transfer the tomato sauce to a blender or food processor, blend until smooth and season to taste.
  7. Clean the pan.
  8. Melt the butter in the pan, add the meatballs and sauté over a high heat for five minutes, turning occasionally, until lightly golden-brown all over.
  9. Return the tomato sauce to the pan, simmer for 25 minutes or until the chicken meatballs are cooked through and the sauce has thickened.
  10. Serve over steamed rice or noodles and your favourite salad or side dish.


Most Helpful

This is very tasty! I enjoyed the flavor of the peppers in the sauce. It was a little time consuming but all enjoyed. I served this over whole wheat spaghetti with salads and garlic bread. Thanks for sharing! ~Sue

Sue Lau October 14, 2008

very good I only made the meatballs and since I have a huge garden crop of jalapenos I added that in also to the mixture and used green onion in place of the chives, I increased the Parmesan cheese to 1/4 cup, we enjoyed these, thanks for sharing bluemoon!

Kittencal@recipezazz July 19, 2008

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