Chicken meatballs with basil recipe

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  • Serves 4
  • 15 mins to prepare and 40 mins to cook
  • 398 calories / serving
  • Freezable
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Preheat the oven to 200°C.

Place the chopped chicken breast in a food processor and pulse until minced. Spoon into a bowl and combine with the breadcrumbs, eggs, chopped basil and seasoning until well incorporated. Using lightly oiled hands, roll into balls between your palms.

Arrange in a ceramic baking dish. Pour in the olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle over a little seasoning and sit the bunch of basil leaves on top.

Bake for 25-30 minutes until the balls are cooked through with no pink showing and golden brown in colour. Remove and allow to sit for a few minutes before serving. 

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  • Ingredients

  • 50ml olive oil
  • 50ml balsamic vinegar
  • 4 large skinless chicken breasts, chopped
  • 100g natural breadcrumbs
  • 2 large eggs, beaten
  • salt
  • pepper
  • small handful of basil leaves, finely chopped
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  • Energy 1671kj 398kcal 20%
  • Fat 15.2g 22%
  • Saturates 2.8g 14%
  • Sugars 3.5g 4%
  • Salt 1.1g 18%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 21.4g Protein 43.3g Fibre 0.7g


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