Spicy Chicken Curry Meatballs

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A tasty take on chicken tikka masala. Serve over warm rice or with naan! Don't let the number of spices scare you off, the flavor of this dish is complex and satisfying.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
30 meatballs

Ingredients

  • 1 serving cooking spray

Meatballs:

  • 1 pound ground chicken

  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 2 tablespoons minced onion

  • 1 teaspoon ginger paste

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 teaspoon curry powder

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

Sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 ½ cups diced onions

  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic

  • 1 tablespoon ginger paste

  • 1 tablespoon white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon garam masala

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger

  • 2 teaspoons curry powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 (15 ounce) jar tomato sauce

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 cup heavy cream

  • 1 cup water

  • 3 tablespoons salted butter

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with foil and coat with cooking spray.

  2. Mix ground chicken, bread crumbs, olive oil, onion, ginger paste, garlic, curry powder, salt, and pepper together in a bowl until thoroughly combined. Roll mixture into thirty 1-inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheet.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until cooked through, 10 to 15 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  4. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions, garlic, and ginger paste; saute until onions become soft, about 5 minutes. Add sugar, garam masala, cumin, ginger, curry powder, cinnamon, chicken bouillon, paprika, cayenne, turmeric, onion powder, and salt; stir to combine. Stir in tomato sauce, diced tomatoes, heavy cream, and water. Cook until warmed through, about 5 minutes. Add butter and stir to melt.

  5. Cook sauce over medium-low heat for 30 minutes. Stir cooked meatballs into the sauce.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

486 Calories
32g Fat
32g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 486
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 41%
Saturated Fat 15g 74%
Cholesterol 114mg 38%
Sodium 1029mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 23g
Vitamin C 17mg 85%
Calcium 115mg 9%
Iron 5mg 26%
Potassium 738mg 16%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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