Main Meals

Chicken meatballs

20 minutes
20 minutes

“Double the plum sauce recipe to have extra sauce for dipping and toss the noodles into the pan with the meatballs if you like. This is also delicious in a lunchbox the next day.” – Hannah Lewry

Wine/Spirit Pairing
Woolworths Diemersdal Grenache Rosé

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  • For the meatballs:
  • 200 g Woolworths chicken mince
  • 200 g Woolworths duck sausages, removed from casings
  • 10 g coriander, chopped
  • 1 x 3 cm piece ginger, grated
  • 1 green chilli, chopped
  • salt, to taste
  • 200 g Woolworths pad Thai noodles
  • 2 T soya sauce
  • 2 T honey
  • 100 g roasted cashews, chopped, for serving
  • 80 g mangetout, sliced, for serving
  • 10 g coriander, for serving
  • 2 plums, thinly sliced, for serving
  • For the spring onion pesto, blend:
  • 75 g spring onions
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 10 g coriander
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • salt, to taste
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • cold water, to loosen
  • For the sauce, mix:
  • 4 T home-made plum sauce
  • 1 T soya sauce
  • 1 T rice wine vinegar
  • 1 T honey
  • 1 cloves garlic

1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Place all the meatball ingredients into a large bowl and mix. Shape into balls, then place on a greased baking tray and bake for 10 minutes, or until golden and cooked through.

2. Cook the noodles according to package instructions. Heat a frying pan and add the soya sauce and honey and cook until slightly reduced. Toss through the meatballs until glossy and warmed through.

3. To serve, place the noodles on a large platter and top with the meatballs, pesto and sauce. Scatter over the cashews, mangetout, coriander and plums.

Cook's note: Feel free to change up the meatballs; try a mix of beef and pork or even lamb.

Find the recipe for home-made plumb sauce here.

Find more chicken recipes here.

Photography: Robbert Koene
Recipe and Production: Hannah Lewry
Food assistant: Claire-Ellen Van Rooyen


Hannah Lewry

Recipe by: Hannah Lewry

Woolworths TASTE’s Food Editor is passionate about conjuring up fresh ideas for fast and easy dishes that taste as great as they look. Turn to her expertise for everything from time-saving mid-week food to lazy weekend meals. You’ll have a lot of fun in the kitchen while you’re about it.

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