Basil Chicken Meatballs with Ponzu Sauce

19 minutes prep. time. Nutritional Information Calories:194 Fat:10.2g (sat 3.9g,mono 3.9g,poly 1.9g) Protein:16.8g Carbohydrate:9.2g Fiber:0.7g Cholesterol:103mg Iron:1.2mg Sodium:544mg Calcium:40mg
Photo by Judy P.

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SERVINGS

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SERVINGS

8

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Ingredients

  • Meatballs:

  • 2/3 cup panko breadcrumbs

  • 1/3 cup flaked sweetened coconut

  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil

  • 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce

  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fish sauce

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground chicken

  • 2 large egg whites, lightly beaten

  • Cooking spray

  • Sauce:

  • 1/4 cup lower-sodium soy sauce

  • 2 tablespoons small basil leaves

  • 1 tablespoon chopped green onions

  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons water

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons mirin (sweet rice wine)

  • Dash of crushed red pepper

  • Additional ingredients:

  • Small basil leaves (optional)

  • Chopped green onions (optional)

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 425°. 2. To prepare meatballs, combine first 9 ingredients in a large bowl; shape mixture into 16 (1 1/2-inch) meatballs. 3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add 8 meatballs to pan, and cook for 6 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove meatballs from pan, and arrange on the rack of a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Repeat procedure with the remaining 8 meatballs. 4. Bake at 425° for 7 minutes or until done. 5. To prepare the sauce, combine soy sauce, basil leaves, green onions, juices, 1 1/2 teaspoons water, mirin, and red pepper in a small bowl. Serve sauce with meatballs. Garnish with basil leaves and additional chopped green onions, if desired.

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