Spaghetti With Chicken Meatballs

  • Difficulty: Basic
  • 40 minutes
  • 4 servings

Meatball spaghetti is a simple dish, that just never gets old! And if meatballs may seem a bit heavy for your meal, try making them lighter by using chicken instead of beef and pork. The rest of the recipes involves cooking the meatballs in a rich tomato sauce, flavored with parmesan. And, of course, pairing the sauce with spaghetti!

Ingredients Needed for Spaghetti With Chicken Meatballs

    14 ounces of chicken mince
    1 egg yolk
    1 teaspoon dried thyme
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    ½ teaspoon chili flakes
    2 tablespoons of parsley, chopped
    1 cup parmesan, shredded
    2 tablespoons of vegetable oil
    1 onion, chopped
    2 garlic cloves, sliced
    1 tablespoon tomato paste
    1 cup tomato sauce
    1 cup tomato juice
    9 ounces of cooked spaghetti

How to Make Spaghetti With Chicken Meatballs

  1. Add the minced chicken in a large bowl. Add the egg yolk, and season with thyme, garlic powder, chili flakes, parsley, salt, and half of the parmesan. Mix everything until smooth.
  2. Pinch off a piece of the meat mixture and gently roll it between your hands to form a small meatball, around 1-2 inch (2,5 cm – 4 cm) in diameter. Continue shaping until all the meat is used.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the meatballs and cook them evenly for 15-20 minutes total time.
  4. Heat the remaining oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic, and cook for 1 minute. Add the tomato paste, tomato sauce, and tomato juice. Bring to a boil and reduce the heat.
  5. Season with salt, pepper, and add the remaining parmesan. Give it a good stir.
  6. Add the meatballs and garnish with some parsley. Put a lid on and cook for 5 more minutes on low heat.
  7. You can serve them with spaghetti or other dishes.

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