Moroccan Chicken Meatballs

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Ingredients:

Tegel Fresh Chicken Mince
  • 500g Tegel Fresh Chicken Mince
  • 1/2 cup fresh wholegrain breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup chopped coriander
  • 1 large red chilli, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 small brown onion, sliced
  • 1 red capsicum sliced
  • 2 tins chopped tomatoes
  • Green olives, sliced almonds, pomegranate seeds to garnish (optional)
  • Plain yoghurt & steamed couscous to serve

Method:

1. Place the chicken mince, breadcrumbs, egg, coriander, chilli, garlic, lemon zest, 1 teaspoon paprika, and 1 teaspoon cumin in a large bowl. Season generously with salt & pepper and mix well. Using wet hands, form the mixture into small meatballs.

2. Heat a dash of oil in a large nonstick frying pan over medium heat. Add the meatballs and cook for 4 –5 minutes, turning frequently until they are browned. Transfer to a plate.

3. In the same pan, sauté the onion & capsicum on a medium-high heat until cooked through and golden. Add the remaining paprika & cumin, season with salt & pepper and continue to cook for a further minute. Add the tinned tomatoes, reduce the heat to low and add the meatballs back to the sauce. Simmer for 15 – 20 minutes until the meatballs are cooked through and the sauce has thickened.

4. Sprinkle with green olives, almonds & pomegranate seeds and serve with a side of couscous and yoghurt.

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