Green Curry, Sweet Potato & Chicken Meatballs

Recipes

How do you keep the meatballs moist? The beautiful thing about meatballs is that you can really make them your own. We added moisture to these chicken meatballs by adding sweet potatoes (yes, sweet potatoes)! Baked chicken can sometimes dry up and the moisture from the grated sweet potatoes helps avoid this.

๐ŸŒฟINGREDIENTS

For the meatballs:
โž•450g chicken mince
โž•1/4 cup rolled oats, gluten free if desired
โž•1/4 cup white whole wheat or gluten free oat flour
โž•1 small sweet potato, grated (~1/2 cup, squeezed)
โž•1 tsp garlic powder
โž•1/2 tsp ground ginger
โž•1/4 tsp ground turmeric
โž•1/2 tsp ground cumin
โž•1/4 tsp salt
โž•1/8 tsp pepper
โž•1 tsp olive oil

For the curry sauce:
โž•1 tbsp olive oil
โž•400ml low fat coconut milk
โž•1 small red onion, sliced
โž•1 red capsicum, sliced
โž•1 cup snow peas
โž•3 tbsp green curry paste
โž•3 tbsp lime juice 
โž•1/2 tsp chilli or hot sauce
โž•Salt, to taste

๐ŸŒฟMETHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 190C/375F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients for the meatballs (except for olive oil).
  3. Heat a large, oven safe frying pan over medium heat and add olive oil to the pan. Then, using a tablespoon, scoop out mixture and mold into a ball with your hands. It works best if your hands are slightly moist with water. Place in skillet. Repeat.
  4. Brown meatballs for 4-5 minutes (you don’t want them to be fully cooked). Remove from heat. Set meatballs aside.
  5. In a separate mixing bowl, mix coconut milk, curry paste, lime juice, chilli, and salt and pepper. Set aside.
  6. Heat olive oil in the same skillet you used for the meatballs. Add red onion, red pepper and snow peas. Sauté vegetables for 2 minutes. Add coconut curry sauce to the pan. Bring to a boil.
  7. Add browned meatballs to the skillet so they are sitting in the curry mixture. Place in the oven and bake at 190C/375ºF for 15 minutes.