Baked Chicken Quinoa Meatballs

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These meatballs are a healthier alternative since they are baked and because of the quinoa they are very filling. You can serve them just by themselves as appetizers or with rice for a main meal.

Ingredients:

500gr minced chicken (not lean)

1 cup of quinoa

1 tablespoon of minced ginger

1 clove of garlic, minced

1 bird’s eye chili, minced

2 spring onion, chopped

1 tablespoon of sesame oil

1 cup of panko bread crumbs

4 tablespoons of flour

1 egg

salt

For the sauce:             

1 tablespoon of vegetable oil

1 tablespoon of minced ginger

¼ cup of hoisin sauce

¼ cup of water

1 teaspoon of sesame oil

1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons of soy sauce

For the garnish:

1 tablespoon of white sesame seeds

1 tablespoon of black sesame seed

1 spring onion, chopped

 

First cook the quinoa. Rinse it under the sink and then boil for 13 minutes. Drain well.

Preheat the oven to 350F or 180C and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Mix well all of the ingredients for the meatballs in a bowl, including the cooked quinoa. Roll into balls and place on the prepared baking sheet, leaving some space in between.

Bake for about 15 minutes, until the meatballs are cooked through.

While the meatballs are baking, start making the sauce. In a pan, over medium heat, add the vegetable oil and the minced ginger. Cook for a few minutes and then add the rest of the ingredients. Let it reduce a bit and then add the cooked meatballs. Stir to coat. To serve, sprinkle with sesame seeds and spring onion.

 

 

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One thought on “Baked Chicken Quinoa Meatballs

  • July 17, 2014 at 1:37 pm
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    se ve fácil y rico, probare hacerlos.

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