Chicken Meatballs in Creamy Mushroom and Sun-dried Tomato Sauce

Chicken Meatballs with Creamy Mushroom and Sun-dried Tomato Sauce
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Creamy Deliciousness

Chicken Meatballs in Creamy Mushroom and Sun-dried Tomato Sauce -this is one of our favourite dinners right now. Ready in about an hour and just so full of flavour.  Plus it is really easy to prepare.  There is no separate frying of the meatballs in oil.  You simply make them then let them cook in the oven while you make the sauce.

Chicken Meatballs in Creamy Mushroom and Sun-dried Tomato Sauce – Big On Flavour

I think the overall flavour of this dish is an absolute winner but the smoked paprika and garlic in the meatballs and then the sun-dried tomatoes in the sauce really pack a punch.  And the mushrooms create a wonderful umami flavour that I love.  Do you know that umami foods can actually curb your appetite?  Which is why this meal is extremely satisfying.

Protein, Fibre and Vitamin K

These meatballs are full of protein from the chicken. Mushrooms are full of fibre and baby spinach is rich in vitamin K among other nutrients.  And while in a creamy sauce it isn’t made with cream so is not overloaded with fat or cholesterol. These meatballs are delicious served over rice, pasta or polenta or you could even serve them with a side of mashed potato for a super filling meal.

Enjoy them with a glass of crisp white wine and you are set for a memorable meal.  It literally pleases all age groups in my family so I think you can be confident that it will be gratefully received. And if you happen to have left overs they are even better the next day so you can’t go wrong. It is also possible to make the meatballs ahead and freeze and then just make the sauce on the day (which takes less than 15 minutes) so you could have part of your meal. prepped and ready to go.

I urge you to try this meal.  Chicken Meatballs in Creamy Mushroom and Sun-dried Tomato Sauce. It is simply delicious!

Chicken Meatballs in Creamy Mushroom and Sun-dried Tomato Sauce

Creamy, dreamy and just so delicious

 

Chicken Meatballs in Creamy Mushroom and Sun-dried Tomato Sauce

Chicken meatballs in a delicious, creamy sauce

Course Main Course
Keyword Chicken Meatballs in Creamy Mushroom and Sun-dried Tomato Sauce
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 6
Author Jane Georgiades

Ingredients

  • 1 kg chicken mince
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • 300 g button mushrooms sliced
  • 1 250g sun-dried tomato strips jarred
  • 2 tbsp plain flour
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 2 lge handfuls baby spinach leaves washed
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 200°C. Combine chicken mince with egg, garlic and paprika in a large bowl. Form into golf ball size meatballs and place on two lined baking trays. Bake in oven for about 40 minutes until golden.

  2. While the meatballs are in the oven make the sauce. Heat olive oil in a large skillet and add onion. Cook until softened then add mushrooms and cook until browning. Add sun-dried tomatoes. Stir in plain flour until it dissolves in the oil and pan juices. Stir in milk until a thick and creamy sauce forms. Stir through the baby spinach leaves. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Add the meatballs to the pan and coat with the sauce.

  3. Garnish with parsley or celery leaves. Serve with rice of your choice, pasta or polenta.

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