Nov 20, 2008

Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs with Edamame and Snow Peas

This was in Real Simple last month and it looked really good! I had never worked with ground chicken before but I was really pleased! The meatballs were a little wet and sticky, but it was worth it in the end. I did add a few crushed up saltine crackers and that helped hold the meatballs together a little better.

The recipe ingredient list did not have scallions on it and I didn't read the entire recipe before I went grocery shopping. Oops! I just used a little bit of finely chopped onion and it was fine. But next time, I will be sure that I have scallions!

One other note: I would DEFINITELY use low-sodium soy sauce next time. That was the one pitfall, it was way too salty. And I love salt!


Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs with Edamame and Snow Peas
from Real Simple

1 1/2 cups long-grain rice (I always cook rice in chicken stock. It gives it such great flavor and we like the texture better, too.)
1 1/4 pounds ground chicken
2 scallions, chopped (1 tbsp. finely minced onion)
2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 pound snow peas, halved crosswise (3 cups)
1 cup frozen shelled edamame, thawed
1/2 cup low-sodium soy sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar

Directions
1. Cook the rice according to the package directions.
2. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine the chicken, scallions, and ginger. Shape into 16 meatballs.
3. Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.
4. Cook the meatballs, turning, until cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes.
5. Transfer to a plate.
6. Wipe out the skillet. Heat the remaining oil over medium-high heat. Add the peas and edamame.
7. Cook, tossing, for 2 minutes. Return the meatballs to skillet.
8. In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce and sugar. Add to the skillet and simmer until slightly thickened, 2 to 3 minutes.
9. Serve over the rice.
Tip: To keep the ground chicken from sticking to your fingers, wet your hands before forming the meatballs.
Yield: Makes 4 servings

2 comments:

Jenn said...

I just saw this in real simple today and bookmarked it to try. Great job, it looks just like the picture!

Jenn said...

I just saw this in real simple today and bookmarked it to try. Great job, it looks just like the picture!

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