Creamy Pesto Chicken Meatball lettuce boats for when you want a dish that is full of flavor but low on the carbs
Chicken is the most common type of poultry in the world. Owing to the relative ease and low cost of raising chickens in comparison to mammals such as cattle or hogs, chicken meat (commonly called just “chicken”) and chicken eggs have become prevalent in numerous cuisines.
Chicken can be prepared in a vast range of ways, including baking, grilling, barbecuing, frying, and boiling. Since the latter half of the 20th century, prepared chicken has become a staple of fast food. Chicken is sometimes cited as being more healthful than red meat, with lower concentrations of cholesterol and saturated fat.
- 500g Ground Chicken
- 1 tbsp Ground Garlic
- 1 tbsp Ground Ginger
- ½ cup Breadcrumbs
- ¼ cup Pesto (homemade)
- 1 Egg (beaten)
- Creamy Pesto Sauce
- ½ Cup Pesto
- 1/3 Cup Cream
- 1 tsp Black Pepper
- Chopped Spring Onion (garnish)
- Extra Grated Parmesan (garnish)
- Combine the meat with all the other ingredients.
- Mix well.
- Shape into meatballs and pan-fry in shallow oil till golden brown.
- Gently heat the pesto in a pan.
- Once it begins to bubble, pour in the cream.
- Stir well till it thickens.
- Add in the pepper.
- Remove from heat.
- Place meatballs in the sauce, garnish and serve with your choice of pasta or in lettuce leaves topped with extra sauce.
Prepared, tried, and tested by Rochelle Lazarus Govender from The Recipe Hunter: Tried and Tested Recipes from Home Chefs and SA Tasty Recipes - Saffas Daily Recipes
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Amount Per Serving Calories 675Total Fat 51gSaturated Fat 15gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 32gCholesterol 221mgSodium 541mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 40g
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