Vietnamese Chicken Meatballs in Lettuce Wraps

Recipe by Vino Girl
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 4
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat the oven to 400°. Position a rack in the top third of the oven.
  • In a food processor, pulse the chicken until coarsely ground; transfer to a bowl.
  • Add the fish sauce, shallots, garlic, lemongrass, chopped cilantro and mint, cornstarch, salt and pepper and mix with your hands.
  • Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Spread the sugar on a plate.
  • Using slightly moistened hands, roll the chicken mixture into 1 1/2-inch balls.
  • Roll the meatballs in the sugar until they are evenly coated.
  • Transfer the meatballs to the prepared baking sheet and bake them for 15 minutes, until they are lightly browned and cooked through.
  • Meanwhile, arrange the lettuce, cilantro and mint leaves, cucumber and onion on a platter.
  • Transfer the meatballs to the platter and serve with chili sauce.
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