I remember back when I was still working at an office, whenever the diner has meatballs on the menu, what I’ll be having for lunch is pretty much decided. I mean, who doesn’t like meatballs? However, they only serve pork meatballs.
Nothing wrong with pork meatballs, but I’m really a chicken kind of person. Sure, when most people think of chicken, it’s either dry or bland or both, but this Chicken Meatball recipe by Rasa Malaysia is opposite of that.
- 500 g boneless chicken
- 1/4 small onion
- 3-4 small garlic cloves
- 1 egg white
- 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp salt
- 3 dashes black pepper
- 10 cilantro leaves, chopped
- mashed green peas
- finely chopped carrots
- cayenne pepper (optional)
- oil for frying
- Blend chicken, onion, garlic, egg white lemon juice and salt and pepper in a food processor until well combined.
- Add cilantro leaves, green peas and carrots.
- Add a dash of cayenne pepper.
- Form into balls and deep fry.
I don’t have a food processor, which would’ve made cooking this Chicken Meatball recipe so much easier, so I bought ground chicken instead and chopped the other ingredients really fine until my hands hurt. Kidding. :D
For someone who likes to cook, I don’t fancy getting my hands all greasy and dirty. So I used two spoons to form the Chicken Meatballs into balls. That’s why they aren’t perfectly round. That, and I don’t have a deep fryer. Yeah, not having a deep fryer is the one to blame! Haha!
Hope you’d enjoy this tasty and juicy Chicken Meatballs as much as I did!
Adapted from Rasa Malaysia.