Chicken Meatballs with Peanut Sauce

Chicken Meatballs with Peanut Sauce


  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup finely diced onion
  • 1/2 cup finely diced sweet red pepper
  • 1/3 cup cilantro, chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup light coconut milk
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat chunky peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons lowsodium soy sauce
  • 3 cups cooked basmati rice

Make It

1. In a large bowl, combine chicken, bread crumbs, onion, red pepper, cilantro, egg, salt, cayenne and 1 teaspoon of the ginger. Mix well and form into 20 meatballs. Add 1 tablespoon of the oil to a large, lidded saute pan over medium heat. Add half the meatballs and brown on all sides, 5 to 6 minutes total; remove to a plate. Repeat with remaining 1 tablespoon oil and remaining meatballs; set aside.

2. In same pan, combine coconut milk, peanut butter, chicken broth, soy sauce and remaining 1/2 teaspoon ginger. Stir constantly over medium heat to melt peanut butter. Bring to a simmer and cook 2 to 3 minutes, until slightly thickened. Add meatballs to sauce, cover pan and cook 5 minutes, or until meatballs are cooked through.

3. Serve meatballs and peanut sauce over rice. Garnish with cilantro, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 695, Fat, total (g): 35, chol. (mg): 190, sat. fat (g): 10, carb. (g): 65, fiber (g): 3, pro. (g): 33, sodium (mg): 917, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.