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Chicken and Ricotta meatballs



6 portion(s)


  • 900 g chicken thighs, skinless, boneless, partially frozen
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 40 g basil, leaves and stalks
  • 40 g parsley, leaves torn from the stalks
  • 300 g ricotta
  • 50 g parmesan
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil, to drizzle


  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 50 g olive oil
  • 3 cans tomatoes, whole or chopped
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 pinch sugar

Recipe's preparation

    Prepare the meatballs
  1. Drop garlic, basil and parsley on runing blades speed 8. Set aside.
  2. Place 300g of semi frozen chicken in bowl and chop 20 seconds / speed 6. Set aside and repeat 2 more times.
  3. Place the minced chicken with the garlic and herb mixture, the ricotta, the parmesan and a few generous pinches of salt and pepper in the bowl and with the spatula inserted to help the blending, mix 10 seconds / speed 4.

    Check with the spatula to make sure everything is evenly mixed and add 2/4 more seconds if needed.
  4. Heat oven to 220C and line an oven tray with baking paper (or simply oil the surface a bit).
  5. With your hands (have a bowl of water next to you as the mixture is wet and sticky), form the meatballs and place them on the tray.
  6. Drizzle meatballs with olive oil and roast 20/25 minutes until golden.
  7. Make the tomato sauce
  8. Rinse the bowl with soapy water and dry.
  9. Drop garlic cloves on running blades at speed 8. Scrape down sides.
  10. Add olive oil and cook 2 minutes / 120C / speed 1
  11. Add tomatoes, salt, pepper and pinch of sugar and cook 20/25 minutes / 100C / speed 1. Place simmering basket on top to prevent splashes from the sauce.
  12. Place cooked meatballs and sauce in pan and heat for 10 minutes so flavours mix together. Test for seasoning and adjust if necessary.

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Perfect with spaghetti with lots of parmesan on top but also good with mashed potatoes or rice.

If freezes brilliantly

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