May 17, 2011

Chicken Meatballs ala Rachael Ray

I just tried a new recipe from Rachael Ray's June/July 2011 issue, just in the nick of time for a Tasty Tuesday post.   The recipe sounds bizarre, don't be afraid.  It was yummy.  Tom gave it the "once-a-month" thumbs up.  I gave it the "once-every-7-weeks" thumbs up.

Chicken Meatballs with Sweet Peanut Sauce

1 lb ground chicken  (I know!  Who knew?)
1/2 c chopped cilantro
1/4 c dried breadcrumbs
1/4 c grated onion
2 cloves garlic, grated
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
2 Tbsp vegetable oil
1/4 c peanut butter
2 Tbsp. soy sauce
3 Tbsp. sugar
3 Tbsp. sesame oil (I used Olive Oil)
Chopped peanuts for garnish (I opted out)

Mix first 7 ingredients together and form into small meatballs.
In medium skillet, heat oil over medium heat.  Add meatballs and cook through, 6-8 minutes.
Meanwhile, mix remaining ingredients (except peanuts) and warm in microwave.  Toss meatballs with half of sauce and sprinkle with peanuts. Serve with remaining sauce for dipping.

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