Skewered Smoky Chicken Meatballs with Roasted Tomatoes

Time 55 min
Difficulty Easy
Makes 30


Tegel Fresh Chicken Mince


  • 30 cherry tomatoes
  • 400g Tegel Fresh Chicken Mince
  • 1 small onion, diced finely 
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil 
  • 2 tsp Spanish sweet smoked paprika 
  • 1 tsp minced chilli 
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 3 Tbsp flour 
  • 30 cocktail sticks (or toothpicks) 



Roasted Tomatoes:

1. Preheat oven to 150°C.

2. Line a baking tray with baking paper.  Cut a small cross in the top of each tomato, place on the tray, sprinkle with salt, black pepper and olive oil and bake for 40 minutes.


1. In a bowl mix the Tegel Fresh Chicken Mince, onion, olive oil, paprika and chilli. Add the beaten egg and 2 tablespoons of flour and mix thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper.

2. Roll mince mixture into small bite-sized balls (use about 1 teaspoon of mixture for each). Lightly dust with remaining flour.

3. Heat a little olive oil in a heavy based frying pan and cook the meatballs in batches. Alternatively, put on a baking tray lined with baking paper, spray with olive oil and bake in a hot oven (200°C) for 20 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.

4. To serve, skewer each meatball with a roasted cherry tomato and basil leaf.

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