Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Chicken Meatballs with Spicy Tomato Sauce

Chicken mince is so versatile and can be used in so many ways. It's a lot leaner than beef mince so it makes a good alternative to beef in a number of dishes. Here I used chicken mince to create a meatball pasta.

Chicken Meatballs with Spicy Tomato Sauce

Serves 4


500 g chicken mince
1/3 Cup breadcrumbs
2 spring onions, finely sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed or finely grated
1 tsp dried chilli flakes

Tomato Sauce:

400 g can diced tomatoes
1/3 cup tomato paste
1 onion, chopped (roughly)
1 red chilli, chopped and seeds either kept or removed to suit taste
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
Salt and pepper to taste

Pasta of choice to serve

1. Combine the meatball ingredients in a bowl, separate into four equal portions, then roll each portion into 4 meatballs.

2. Heat a dash of oil in a large fry pan over a medium-high heat, add meatballs and brown all over.

3. While the meatballs are browning, place all of the sauce ingredients in a blender, blend until smooth. Pour over the browned meatballs. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for about 20 minutes, until the meatballs are cooked through. Season to taste.

4. While the meatballs and sauce are cooking, cook pasta following package instructions. Serve the meatballs and sauce over the pasta.


  1. This looks so yummy, Nicole!

  2. Thanks so much Michaela! :)

  3. That would hit the spot! Very good comfort food.

  4. What an awesome looking recipe for pasta!

  5. G'day! I am hungry now; have bookmarked!

  6. I have never heard of chicken meatballs. This sounds really different and great! Thanks for stopping by and linking up with Saturday Dishes. I pinned this.
    Diane Roark

  7. There are some fabulous chicken meatballs I've sampled at Costco several times, but they were very spendy! I love that these aren't expensive! Pinned.
    Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes!

    1. Oh they are just so expensive to buy aren't they?? And you simply can't beat homemade, especially when it comes to spicing them up just the way you like them :)

  8. I had never had a spicy chicken meatball until they started serving them at Olive Garden. I tried them and they are delicious.. Can't wait to make..