I feel that chicken meatballs are a bit healthier than ground beef meatballs, especially when the ground chicken is 98 to 99% fat free. For the lack of fat, I add extra virgin olive oil and tons of roasted garlic and herbs for flavor. Smile.
Approx. Prep and Cook Time: Under 30 Minutes
Approximate Cost: $21.63 or $7.21 per serving
Difficulty Level: Easy
Allergens, Other: Gluten Free
1 lb. 98% fat free ground chicken ($4.99)
3 tbsp. Roasted Garlic and Herbs (.35)
1 tbsp. dry Cilantro (.20)
3 tbsp. Dry Onion Flakes (.45)
¼ c. Angie’s basting oil ($1.80)
2 Idaho potatoes cut in cubes ($1.15)
2 ½ c. chicken broth ($1.50)
1 bag (3 ½ oz.) of Goya Chorizo, sliced ($4.50)
1 c. Rice (.90)
Season the ground chicken with 1 tbsp. roasted garlic and herbs, 1 tbsp. dry onion flakes, dry cilantro and 1 tbsp. Angie’s basting oil, make approx. 12 balls and refrigerate.
In a medium saucepan over med heat, add 1 tsp. of basting oil and cook the chorizo.
Add the rice and stir until all the grains are covered with the oils.
Carefully, add 2 c. of chicken broth and 1 tbsp. onion flakes 1 tbsp. of roasted garlic and herbs and bring to a boil.
Stir, reduce heat to low and cook for 15 minutes.
Meantime in a skillet, add 1 tbsp. of basting oil and sauté the cubed potatoes.
When tender, remove from heat, then add the chicken balls and cook until golden. Remove set aside.
In the same skillet add ½ c. of the broth and 1 tbsp. roasted garlic and herbs and stir to release all the flavors in the skillet.
On a small container add 1 tsp. of cornstarch and 2 tsp. of water at room temperature. Stir and add this mix to the broth once the broth starts to boil. Sir continuously to prevent grumps until the sauce thickens.
Add the cooked meatballs stir a couple of times and turn the heat off.
By now the chorizo rice is done and you can start planning your plating.
Angie’s Basting Oil: www.angieslifehacks.com/cuisine/the-flavor-series-recipe-2-angies-basting-olive-oil
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