Who said chicken meatballs are only for kids?!!
I had lunch with my Chef the other day. Yes I know, he’s my big kid! I made my chicken ball recipe with pasta and tomato sauce! When I mentioned this to a couple of friends, they were intrigued - they said it sounded so yummy they wanted to know how I did it.
So, I had this idea (I always have an idea)!:
I decided to share my recipe with everyone. This is a really simple and quick recipe. And you can make lots and store some for leftovers. Great for a quick lunch or a big snack!
I hope you will enjoy it as much as my friends (and my Chef) did.
1-2 cups pasta
1/4 cup olive oil
1 onion, finely diced
1 teaspoon chopped fresh oregano
1 garlic clove finely chopped
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1 medium box of chopped tomatoes
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon of fresh chopped parsley
To make the meatballs follow my recipe for children - click here.
We need to prepare our pasta next:
This will have the instructions on the box. Generally use 4 - 6 cups of water with one teaspoon of salt. I also always add a little drop of oil into the water, so that the pasta doesn't stick. (More tips like this are here!)
Cook the pasta “al dente”. This means to boil the pasta on high heat for about 7 - 8 minutes.
How to prepare a tomato sauce:
Heat the olive oil in a medium pot over medium heat.
Add the onion, oregano, garlic, and salt and pepper.
Cook everything for about 10 minutes. Stir often to prevent burning.
Add the tomato paste and cook for an extra 3-5 minutes.
Add the tomatoes. Stir constantly until the sauce begins to boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 1 hour, stirring every 5 minutes or so to prevent burning also.
Taste and season with black pepper if necessary.
After your pasta is done place some pasta on a plate. Mix with the tomato sauce and add chicken meatballs on the top. Sprinkle with fresh parsley.
And of course, a nice salad makes this chicken meatballs dish a meal!
It’s easy to make. For any occasion. Or no occasion at all because everyday should be special!
Right Chef? (He is blinking, so it means I am right! ;)