Delicious gluten-free chicken meatballs in tomato sauce that your whole family will love. A great alternative to a takeaway dinner.
500g of organic or free-range chicken mince. I always use chicken thigh mince.
1/2 brown onion (though any onion will work) very finely chopped or grated. If your food processor can handle a small amount like this, use it to chop your onion very small.
1/4 cup of any cooked rice
1 handful of baby spinach finely chopped
1 free-range egg
salt and pepper
3 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil
For the tomato sauce:
1/2 onion, finely diced
500 ml passata (plain tomato sauce)
1/4 chicken or vegetable stock
1 tsp of maple syrup, to balance the acidity of the tomato sauce.
Salt and pepper
Grated parmesan cheese to serve
If you have time, refrigerate the chicken mixture before you roll the meatballs. It will help to keep them in the ball-shape.
They are perfect for meal-prep. Refrigerate them in an air-tight container for up to 3 days.
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