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Roasted chicken meatballs with spiced tomato sauce, basil, yogurt & bread

Roasted chicken meatballs with spiced tomato sauce, basil, yogurt & bread

by Vivien Khaw

Servings 2 persons, Preparation time 35 minutes, Cooking time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 150g garlic
  • 1 large white onion
  • 30g cayenne
  • 30g chilli powder
  • 50g smoked paprika
  • 500g chicken thighs
  • 50g spice paste
  • 1 tbs fresh oregano
  • 10g kosher tomato sauce
  • 500g fresh tomatoes chopped into quarters
  • 100g spice paste
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 50ml water
  • 60ml olive oil
  • 100ml ketchup (optional)
  • 4 leaves fresh basil
  • 1 slice of bread for croutons
  • 2 tablespoon
  • Yogurt (optional)

Directions

  • Begin by making the spice paste.
  • Place the garlic and onion in a vegetable mixer or mince it up by hand.
  • Warm up a saute pan with oil till hot. Add in onions and garlic. Saute till steam has evaporated.
  • Once fully cooked and slightly brown, remove the pan off the heat and add in the spices. Toss gently.
  • Remove 1/3 of the spice paste from the pan and reserve that for chicken meat balls.
  • In the sauce pan with the remaining spice paste, add the tomatoes and water and begin to cook down the tomato sauce for 10 mins.
  • Start making the chicken meatballs by adding in 10 grams of kosher salt and the spice paste with 1 tablespoon of freshly chopped oregano.
  • Mix till fully incorporated.
  • Shape the meatballs around approximately 35g to 40g (slightly smaller than the size of a ping-pong ball).
  • Place in the chiller or freezer for 10 mins to chill.
  • After 10 mins, place the meatballs in the Viva Collection Airfryer at 180 degrees for 6 mins.
  • The sauce should be ready and can be seasoned with salt and pepper.
  • Once the meatballs are cooked, place them in the sauce to coat lightly.
  • Place slices of bread in the same Airfryer and toast for 2 mins till crispy. Cut them up into one-inch pieces.
  • Spoon meatballs and sauce onto plate and garnish with yogurt, chopped basil and croutons.
Roasted chicken meatballs with spiced tomato sauce, basil, yogurt & bread