Teriyaki chicken meatballs with rice & greens

Teriyaki chicken meatballs with rice & greens

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Cooking time

Prep: 15 mins Cook: 10 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

Try a family supper with a difference with these chicken patties served in a sweet Japanese sauce and basmati

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
481
protein
36g
carbs
70g
fat
2g
saturates
1g
fibre
3g
sugar
28g
salt
2.3g

Ingredients

  • 2 shallots
  • 1 carrot, cut into chunks
  • 500g boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into chunks
  • zest and juice 1 lemon
  • a little oil
  • 200g basmati rice
  • 200g spring greens, chopped
  • 100ml mirin
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar

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Method

  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Pulse the shallots and carrot in a food processor until finely chopped. Add the chicken, lemon zest and some seasoning, and pulse again until mixed. Using oiled hands, shape into small meatballs. Put on a baking tray lined with baking parchment and bake for 10 mins until browned and cooked through.
  2. Meanwhile, boil the rice following pack instructions, adding the spring greens for the final 4 mins. Drain well.
  3. Add the mirin, soy, lemon juice and sugar to a saucepan. Bring to the boil, then simmer until saucy. Remove from the heat, add the meatballs to the pan and roll them around in the sauce. Divide the rice and greens between plates or bowls and spoon the meatballs over.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, January 2013

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amethystannie's picture
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The meatballs were fine, but the sauce was awful. Would definitely change that if I was to make it again.

Suffolk Primrose's picture
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yuk yuk. as recipe stands meatballs are really bland, and texture is horrible.

SteveBassett's picture

I read the comments on here before cooking and as a result I added garlic and Chinese Five Spice to the chicken mixture during blending. This added a bit of a flavour that would otherwise left a bland dish. Also used spring onion in with the rice. The meatballs were definitely a hit here!

sonnyd's picture
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Liked the spring greens in the rice and flavour added by the sauce, but the meatballs were not a major hit here. The texture gets a bit weird, and our kids did not like it. If not making it for kids i would clearly spice up the meatballs significantly. Not sure if i will make it again considering how many other wonderful recipes there are.

thecherub's picture

This was ok. Not keen on the meatballs although they do absorb more sauce. My sauce was also too thin (that might be my fault). If I did again I would probably use normal chicken breast, far easier/better.

liezeldutoit's picture
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A friend tried this recipe first and thought it was bland. I added some garlic, chilli and grated ginger and this pepped it up. Cannot really score it higher than 3, given how much I altered the recipe

alicemoretto's picture
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sooo good! I used only 1 spoon of sugar and 100gr of rice as i cooked for me and my boyfriend. the meatball were just fine for 2 with the whole 500gr. I've also added garlic and chilli for a little kick. will make again

Frantic Flapjack's picture
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I made the meatballs which held together really well but served with noodles and stir fry veg with a chilli sauce instead of the mirin sauce from the recipe. Really tasty and colourful.

sparky19's picture
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We really enjoyed this recipe, tasted great, I will say though now we are confident with the recipe I would be happy to add more to the chicken ball is like some chilli, ginger, garlic etc to give a bit more flavour, also not sure bout cookies the spring greens in with the rice, think I would rather do them separately just out of choice.

dermbut's picture
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Really tasty, can see why the texture might not agree with everyone though and would be tempted to add chillies next time. Also only added two spoons of sugar but was still very sweet, may try a little less next time.
Nice and quick to make as well.

ccarmichael's picture
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Not a hit in our house. Didn't like the texture of the chicken balls and a bit bland. Sauce was ok, could use with other meats or fish. Wouldn't make the chicken balls again.

kevinwollington's picture
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Whoops! Definitely a 5*

kevinwollington's picture
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This is delicious, but very sweet.
I would have this any time.
Lovely.

elprice's picture
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I added ginger and garlic, used turkey instead of chicken and seared the meatballs before putting them in the oven, but they taste fantastic and are so easy to make.

janmost's picture
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Added chilli as suggested by rebecca. My family really liked this meal although the sauce was a little too sweet for me. Will try adding some fresh ginger next time and reducing the amount of sugar.

fainleog's picture
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Mmmm . . . really tasty!

I cooked this twice over the Christmas/New Year period and everyone in the family really enjoyed this recipe.
The second time I made the chicken balls, I added a small piece of finely chopped ginger, and served them with stir-fry noodles + peppers for a change.

rebecca_1980's picture
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Nice Healthy recipe that’s easy to make. Tasty, but will try adding a chilli to the chicken mix next time to give it a bit of a kick.
8.6/10

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