Chicken Meatballs and Spicy Peanut Sauce

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READY IN: 40mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large bowl, combine onion*, red pepper*, cilantro, egg, salt, cayenne and 1 teaspoon of the ginger, then add bread crumbs and chicken, combine well with spoon or hands. *I pulsed the pepper and onion in the food processor until fine, then used a paper towel blotting to remove excess moisture.
  • Mix well and form into 20 meatballs. I used a 1/8 C measure or medium cookie scoop.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of the oil to a large saute pan over medium heat. Add half the meatballs and brown on all sides, 5 to 6 minutes total; remove to a plate. Repeat with remaining 1 tablespoon oil, if necessary, and remaining meatballs; set aside. Drain off any excess oil.
  • In same pan, combine coconut milk, peanut butter, chicken broth, soy sauce and remaining 1/2 teaspoon ginger and Sambal Oelek if using. Stir constantly over medium heat to melt peanut butter.
  • Bring to a simmer and cook 2 to 3 minutes, until slightly thickened. Add meatballs to sauce, cover pan and cook 5 minutes, or until meatballs are cooked through. I let them simmer for about 30 minutes. Check for seasoning.
  • Serve meatballs and peanut sauce over rice. Garnish with cilantro and green onion, if desired.
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