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Spinach Basil Chicken Meatballs Recipe With Plum Balsamic Sauce [AIP, Paleo, Gluten-Free]

Louise Hendon | January 25
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These spinach basil chicken meatballs are delicious and healthy. It’s autoimmune protocol-friendly (AIP) and if you omit the sauce, they are also keto-friendly.

Plus, if you’re always trying to get yourself (or your kids perhaps) to eat more spinach, then this is a really easy and tasty way.

Serve for dinner or as an appetizer.

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STEP 1: Place the chicken breasts, spinach, salt, basil leaves, garlic, and olive oil into a food processor and process well.

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STEP 2: Make ping-pong sized balls from the meat mixture.

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STEP 3: Add the olive oil or avocado oil to a frying pan and fry the meatballs for 5 minutes on medium heat (fry in 2 batches if necessary).

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STEP 4: Turn and fry for another 10 minutes. Make sure the meatballs don’t get burnt.

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STEP 5: Meanwhile make the plum balsamic sauce – place the pitted plums, balsamic vinegar, raw honey, and water into a blender and blend well.

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STEP 6: Pour half the sauce into the frying pan with the meatballs and turn up the heat. Brown the meatballs in the sauce – keep turning the meatballs in the sauce until the sauce is gone and the meatballs are brown. Check the meatballs are fully cooked by cutting into one or using a meat thermometer.

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STEP 7: Serve the meatballs with the rest of the sauce.

 

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Spinach Basil Chicken Meatballs Recipe With Plum Balsamic Sauce [AIP, Paleo, Gluten-Free]


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  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 20-24 meatballs
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

For the meatballs:

  • 2 chicken breasts (approx. 1 lb)
  • 1/4 lb of spinach
  • 2 teaspoons of salt
  • 10 basil leaves
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 3 Tablespoons of olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons of olive oil or avocado oil to cook in

For the Plum Balsamic Sauce:


Instructions

  1. Place the chicken breasts, spinach, salt, basil leaves, garlic, and olive oil into a food processor and process well.
  2. Make ping-pong sized balls from the meat mixture.
  3. Add the olive oil or avocado oil to a frying pan and fry the meatballs for 5 minutes on medium heat (fry in 2 batches if necessary). Turn and fry for another 10 minutes. Make sure the meatballs don’t get burnt.
  4. Meanwhile make the plum balsamic sauce – place the pitted plums, balsamic vinegar, raw honey, and water into a blender and blend well.
  5. Pour half the sauce into the frying pan with the meatballs and turn up the heat. Brown the meatballs in the sauce – keep turning the meatballs in the sauce until the sauce is gone and the meatballs are brown.
  6. Check the meatballs are fully cooked by cutting into one or using a meat thermometer.
  7. Serve the meatballs with the rest of the sauce.

Notes

Mg – 80mg from spinach, + 126mg from chicken breasts
Tryptophan – 1200mg from chicken breasts

 

 

Uli - February 1

This recipe sounds very tasty, I would like to try it but I do not have a food processor. Could the meatballs also be made in a blender?

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