Friday, February 5, 2010

Barbecue Chicken Meatballs

Tonight I made Barbecue Chicken Meatballs kind of like the recipe suggested on Epicurious. It used grated onion, but I just don't like grating onions, so I finely minced them and the cooked them in a skillet just until softened. There were a bit difficult to work with. They didn't hold together all that well, but it may have just been the ground chicken. That is just not something I have worked with often. They were really good though, so we'll probably have them again.

Barbecue Chicken Meatballs

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2/3 cup corn-bread crumbs or bread crumbs (I used 3 saved bread heels)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 small onion, grated and drained (I minced and sauteed until softened)
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce (we like Sweet Baby Ray's)
  • 1/2 cup water

1. Combine the first 7 ingredients. Form the mixture into 1-inch balls.

2. Place the oil in a wide frying pan. Add the meatballs and brown them on all sides until cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes.

3. Add the barbecue sauce and water. Cook until it reduces and sticks to the meatballs, about 1 minute. Serve.

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