Chicken Meatballs – Homemade Recipe

Chicken Meatballs – Homemade Recipe

Chicken Meatball Recipe:

Learn how to make these delicious and amazing Chicken Meatballs. This chicken meatball recipe is easy to follow and you will be glad you tried it.

Making a classic meatball dinner with chicken instead of beef might seem a bit unconventional but once you try it, you will understand why it makes a nice tasty alternative.

The texture of chicken meatballs is moist and tender, owing to the ground chicken used in their preparation.

Health Benefits of Chicken Meatballs

Chicken is a lean protein source, making chicken meatballs a healthier option compared to beef or pork meatballs.

They are lower in saturated fat and calories, making them suitable for those looking to reduce their fat intake while still enjoying meaty flavours.

4 people


Great For:
lunch OR dinner


Cooking Time:
45 – 60 minutes


Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup

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Ingredients for Sauce

  • 1 Onion
  • 3 tbsp Oilve Oil
  • 4 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • 1/2 tsp Tumeric
  • 4 Fresh Tomatoes
  • 1 Tin of Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 Small Carrot
  • 100g Water
  • 2 Large Handfulls of Fresh Basil
  • 1/4 Tube Tomato Puree
  • 4 Cells of Celery

Ingredients for Meatballs

  • 2 Chicken Breast
  • 1 – 2 Cloves of Garlic
  • 1/2 Spring Onion
  • Parsley
  • Salt & pepper
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Paprika
  • 2 Eggs
  • Parmesan Cheese for topping
  • 3 tbsp Olive Oil

Chicken Meatballs -Method – Instructions


Preparing the Tomato Sauce

Peel and dice your onion.

Roughly chop or crush the peeled garlic.

Cut up four cells of cellery to about 1/2 cm chuncks.

Chop up the fresh tomatoes into small chunks.

Grate your carrot.

Gather your fresh basil leaves and roughly chop.

Cooking the Tomato Sauce

Into a saucepan add your olive oil.

Turn the heat on to medium.

Add your onions, garlic, celery and grated carrots.

Mix the ingredients together.

Put a lid on and sauté for 5 – 10 minutes.

After 5 – 10 minutes add some salt & pepper.

Then add your fresh tomatoes and your tin of chopped tomtoes.

To the empty tin of tomatoes, add your water and swirl it around before adding the water to the saucepan, ensuring to not waste any of that lovely tomato flavour.

Place your tomato puree into the saucepan.

Now add your tumeric and oregano and fresh basil.

Give all the ingredients a mix around.

Time now to put the lid on and let the flavours infuse together while letting it cook on a slow heat for 45 minutes, occassionally giving it a stir.

In the meantime while your tomato sauce is cooking lets prepare the Chicken Meatballs

The easiest way to have ground chicken is to ask your local butcher to mince the chicken breasts for you.

Alternatively you can cut your chicken breasts into very small pieces yourself. It is easier to work with when cut up nice and small.

Finely dice your spring onion.

Into a large mixing bowl add your finely ground minced chicken and your finely diced spring onion.

Season with salt and pepper. If you wanted a bit of a spicy chicken meatball, then add 1/2 tsp of chill powder or chilli flakes.

Whisk your eggs and then add to the bowl with your chicken.

Add your garlic and your breadcrumbs to the bowl.

Put in your paprika and parsley.

Grate a bit of your Parmesan cheese into the bowl. Any rich and distinctive strong cheese would be good like Parmigiano Reggiano Dop or something like it.

Intially mix ingredients with a fork.

Then the best way to combine the ingredients for chicken meatballs, is to get your hands into that mixing bowl and really bind the ingredients into a firmer mixture, where the mixture will come away from the edge of the bowl.

Now pull small pieces of the mixture and make little ball shaped meatballs.

From this amount of ingredients, you need to aim to make about 16 meatballs.

You are ready to cook your chicken meatballs.

Check on your Tomato Sauce

After about 45 minutes your tomato sauce will have changed colour and smell amazing.

At this stage you want to place your sauce into a tall jug and liquidise with a hand blender, or you can put the sauce into a liquidiser.

Once the tomato sauce is nice and smooth, empty it back into the saucepan and put the lid on. You can cook it on a very low heat while you cook your chicken meatballs.

Cooking your Chicken Meatballs

Into a frying pan, pour in some olive oil.

Place your chicken meatballs into the frying pan on a low to medium heat.

You can turn your chicken meatballs in the pan by flicking them in the pan or you can turn the meatballs with some tongs.

Moving and jerking your frying pan to move the chicken meatballs ensures the shape of the balls will stay nice and round.

However when you use tongs, it may squash the meatballs a little, slighly altering the shape.

If the shape is altered slightly it doesn’t matter. They still taste amazing.

Ensure the chicken meatballs are nice and brown, so you know they are cooked well. This process will vary depending on your heat, but will take roughly about 10 minutes.

While the chicken meatballs are cooking nicely, this is the perfect time to cook your spaghetti.

Place your speghetti pasta into a pot of boiling water and cook to the packets instructions.

Chicken Meatballs & Tomato Sauce & Spaghetti

Add those gorgeous chicken meatballs to that wonderful homemade tomato sauce.

Gently mix the meatballs into the sauce.

Once your spaghetti is cooked, drain in a seive and pour over some boiling water from the kettle onto your spaghetti.

Spread your spghetti onto the plate.

Place your wonderful flavoursome chicken meatballs and homemade tomato sauce in the centre of your spaghetti pasta.

Grate some parmesan cheese over the top of your meatballs and sprinkle some parsley over the cheese.

Serve and enjoy.

Happy Cooking


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Chicken Samosa Recipe

Chicken Samosa Recipe

Chicken Samosa Recipe:

Chicken Samosa is a flavoursome and wonderful thing to eat.

I am glad to be sharing this simple and fun to make chicken Samosa recipe with you.

They really are full of gorgeous flavour.

When you bite into a chicken Samosa you hear the nice crunch of the filo pastry, and experience the perfect texture of the crunchy filo pastry then the succulent chicken filling that just excites the pallet with its amazing flavour.

You can make a pile of chicken Samosa and then freeze them.

This chicken Samosa recipe is perfect for an individual person or a pile of people.

So a family can sit around together and enjoy a yummy chicken Samosa, or if you have a few friends over for dinner, you can enjoy sharing.

I love personally, to make a pile of chicken Samosa and sit and watch a movie while enjoying one of my favourite chicken dishes.

Have fun making your chicken Samosa, especially experiencing the taste test MMmmmmm

For more dinner ideas check out the Mains Courses Blog for lovely recipe ideas.

For desserts check out the desset blogs.

20 Chicken Samosa


Great For:
Dinner / Lunch / Snack


Cooking Time:
30 mins


Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup

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  • 2 breast of chicken
  • 1 Onion
  • ½ Carrot
  • 2 potatoes
  • Olive Oil for frying
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp hot paprika
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • ¼ tsp Extra Cajun Seasoning
  • 1 tbsp coriander
  • Ready-made filo pastry
  • Flour (any type)
  • Water
  • Cooking Oil for frying Samosa

Chicken Samosa – Method & Instructions

Preparing the ingredients for your Chicken Samosa

Peel and finely dice the onion.

Finely dice the carrot. You can peel the carrot or just leave the skin on.

Dice the potato into very small pieces. It is up to you if you decide to leave the skin of the potato on. I personally don’t peel the potato.

Cut the chicken into very small pieces with either a knife or using a pair of scissors.

Cooking the Chicken Samosa Filling

Into a hot wok or deep frying pan add some cooking oil.

Add your onions and chicken together in the wok.

Season with salt, cumin, hot paprika, turmeric, chilli flakes, coriander and Cajun spice.

Mix all the herbs and spices into the chicken and onions.

Fry for about 5 minutes.

Then add the carrots and potatoes and mix well. If you use 2 wooden spoons it easier to toss around in the pan to make sure it is mixed well.

Cook for a further 10 – 15 minutes.

Place a couple of sheets of kitchen paper into a bowl.

Once chicken filling is cooked, put your Chicken Samosa mixture onto the kitchen paper. This will absorb any excess olive oil so your mixture stays dry.

Leave your Chicken Samosa filling cool for at least 15 minutes. If you tried to use the filling when it is hot, then it will melt the pastry. And your Chicken Samosa will have holes in, which will be no good.

I know it looks and smells amazing but just be patient and wait till it cools. Not long now.

Making Your Chicken Samosa

Now for the fun part, cut each individual filo pastry sheet into three long strips.

Bring the left corner up to about 2 – 3 inches high to the middle of your pastry; with a bit of an overlap on the right at the bottom (you may want to watch the video for this bit).

Now bring the right corner up and over to the left side of your pastry so it aligns with left edge. You will be left with a triangle shape. This will give you the pocket.

Gently pick the pastry up. Open up the pocket, leaving a trail of the pastry on your work top. Using a teaspoon, fill with the chicken mixture, leaving a small gap at the top. Compress mixture down gently, not too hard in case you make holes in the pastry.

Lye the filled pocket flat on the work surface and push down the pastry to close the pocket.

Fold the triangle from left to right. Then from right to left and keep going until you have a small bit of filo pastry left at the top of the pastry strip.

Make the Food Glue for your Chicken Samosa          

To make the food glue, use flour and water: put about 4 tbsp of flour into a small bowl or cup. Slowly add some water and mix well with a teaspoon until it is the right consistency. The mixture needs to be quite thick.

Spread a teaspoon of the food glue mixture onto the last part of the filo pastry. Use a teaspoon or your fingers to spread the glue, getting to the edges.

Fold over the glue area of the filo pastry. And you are left with a nice triangular Chicken Samosa ready to cook.

At this stage you can freeze if you wanted to.

Heat some oil in a large saucepan. Don’t fill the saucepan with cooking oil more than half way.

Put a small bit of spare pastry into the pan to test if it is hot enough. If it sizzles you ready to go.

Gently place your Chicken Samosa into the oil, turning your Chicken Samosa every minute.

Once both sides are a beautiful golden colour they are ready.

Drain any excess oil onto some kitchen paper.

Serve and enjoy eating your wonderful homemade Chicken Samosa.

Happy Cooking


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How to Make a Cheese Burger

How to Make a Cheese Burger

How to Make a Cheese Burger:

A Homemade Cheese Burger  is something you need to know if you like burgers. A homemade burger is the best.

Cheese burger is a delicious meal. This cheese burger recipe is so easy to make and extremely tasty.

I show you two different ways on how to make a tasty homemade burger.

One method is using egg and bread crumbs and the other method you don’t need an egg or breadcrumbs.

These two methods give a slightly different flavour to each burger.

There are two different ways that I  show you on how to make a double decker cheese burger and I show you how to make a burger in a bap accompanied by bacon and fried egg.

Burgers or a cheese burger at a BBQ is a must. Homemade coleslaw goes really nice with a juicy homemade cheese burger.

For more dinner ideas check out the main courses blogs and enjoy browsing through the website and trying some of the wonderful recipes.

Hope you like watching the video on How To Make a Cheese Burger.

Enjoy making yours.


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3 – 4 people


Great For:
a BBQ or comforting dinner


Cooking Time:
20 minutes


Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup

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Ingredients for Option 1

  • 20g onion – for beef pate
  • 1/2 onion – for frying and putting in your bap
  • 500g beef mince (130 – 150g per burger)
  • ½ tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1tsp turmeric
  • 15g cheddar cheese per burger for the centre
  • Lettuce or rocket or spinach
  • tomatoes
  • cucumber
  • 1 tbsp mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp BBQ sauce

Double Decker Cheese Burger – Method & Instructions for Option 1

Dice up some onion.

Place onion and mince into a bowl.

Season with salt & pepper.

Add turmeric and cayenne pepper.

Mix it all together with your hands.

Weigh out 130g of the mince for each burger (maybe up to 150g if you want a really big one).

Squash it together and make a ball shape.

Flatten with your hand especially in the middle section.

Place 15g square of cheddar cheese in the centre of the beef pate.

Gather the beef pate around the cheese, and then flatten again so it is about ½inch to 1inch thick.

Cook in a frying pan on a low to medium heat on one side or cook on a BBQ.

Cut onion rings and cook along with the burger.

Flip over the burger to cook other side and place a cheese slice on the top of that cooked side so it melts as the second side is cooking.

In the meantime mix mayonnaise and BBQ sauce in a dish ready to put on your burger bun.

Slice up cucumber and tomatoes ready to put in your burger bun.

Once the burger is cooked put on a plate.

Brown the inside of the burger bun in the frying pan.

Build your burger bun – put mayonnaise and BBQ sauce mix on the bottom bap, then green salad e.g rocket or lettuce or spinach leaf, then cucumber, then tomato, then  burger and then the onion then top of burger bun if you want a single. But if you want a monster of a cheese burger repeat the building process on top of a middle burger bap.

Serve with homemade coleslaw if you want.

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Ingredients for Option 2

  • 500g mince
  • 50g breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp tomato puree
  • 20g dices onions
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 tsp Turmeric
  • ½ tsp Cayenne pepper
  • Handful chopped fresh parsley or 2 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 bacon rashers
  • burger bun

Beef Burger with Bacon and Egg – Method & Instructions for Option 2

Separate egg yolk and discard egg white.

Put mince, breadcrumbs, tomato puree, onions, parsley, cayenne pepper, turmeric, salt & pepper, and egg yolk in a bowl.

Mix all together with hands.

Take out 130 – 150g of mixture and form it into a ball shape then place on worktop and flatten into a burger shape – ½ – 1 inch thick.

Cook in a frying pan on a low to medium heat on one side or on a BBQ.

Cut onion rings and cook along with the burger.

Flip over the burger to cook other side and place a cheese slice on the top of that cooked side so it melts as the second side is cooking.

Fry egg and bacon.

Build burger bun – buttered bap bottom first, then burger with cheese slice, then the fried onions, then fried bacon, then the fried egg, then tomato (fried or cold) and then finished burger bap top.

Serve with chips if you want.

Happy cooking and enjoy.


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Chicken Neapolitan Recipe Blog

Chicken Neapolitan Recipe Blog

Chicken Neapolitan Recipe:

Chicken Neapolitan is a wonderful chicken dinner.

My particular recipe for chicken Neapolitan comprises of large pieces of succulent chicken breasts infused with a really tasty tomato sauce and spaghetti pasta mixed in with the chicken and sauce.

This beautiful recipe for chicken Neapolitan is extremely easy to make once you know how.

It involves simple ingredients that would be in our store cupboards.

And making this chicken Neapolitan takes no time at all. A wonderful easy dinner to make, so go on try it.

Why not check out another great chicken and pasta recipe like chicken chow mein. Another lovely recipe blog you can try is Mini Individual Chicken Pies. Or you may like to try a classic pasta dish like Carbonara Pasta.

2 people


Great For:
dinner OR lunch


Cooking Time:
30 – 40 mins


Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup

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  • 1 onion
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 4 fresh medium sized tomatoes
  • 2 chicken breasts
  • Olive oil for frying the chicken
  • 40g butter
  • 1 can of chopped tinned tomatoes
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • ½ tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp ginger
  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 3 tsp basil
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 200g spaghetti
  • parmesan cheese

Chicken Neapolitan – Method & Instructions

Dice up onion.

Peel garlic and either dice or put in garlic crusher.

Chop up tomato into small pieces. There is no need to remove the skin.

Cut chicken into thick strips about an inch thick.

Put the olive oil in a deep pan.

Fry the chicken pieces in the deep pan on a slow heat.

While the chicken is cooking, you can make the tomato sauce.

To make the tomato sauce for the chicken Neapolitan

Melt the butter in a pot.

While you are cooking the sauce, remember to turn the chicken breast pieces.

Once the butter has melted, add the garlic, onions, fresh tomatoes, tin tomatoes and half a tube of tomato puree.

Mix all those ingredients with a wooden spoon. Your heat on the cooker should be of medium heat.

Add salt, pepper, turmeric, cumin, ginger, parsley, oregano, parsley and brown sugar (white is fine instead) into the tomato sauce.

Give the herbs a good stir into the tomato sauce.

Let it simmer away while the chicken pieces are cooking.

It is a good idea to cook tomato sauce in a deep pan as it can splash and be a bit messy.

Don’t forget to keep an eye on your chicken, turning it occasionally. Ideally you don’t want it crispy.

After 10 – 15 minutes, the tomato sauce now needs to be poured into the deep pan with the chicken.

Give the chicken and sauce a stir, making sure the chicken pieces are all covered well by the sauce.

Cook the chicken and tomato sauce for a further 10 minutes.

Chicken Neapolitan – Time for Spaghetti

While the tomato sauce and chicken is cooking, this is the time to cook the spaghetti pasta.

Place the spaghetti in a pot of hot water and cook for about 12 minutes or as directed on the packet.

Drain the pasta and rinse off starch with hot water.

Then add your cooked spaghetti into the deep pan of chicken and tomato sauce.

Mix it all around; making sure your spaghetti gets covered by the tomato sauce.

Serve it on a plate and grate some parmesan cheese on your chicken Neapolitan.

Enjoy your delicious chicken Neapolitan.

If you want to have a nice dessert after, then check out our dessert recipe blogs.

Happy cooking.


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Chicken Chow Mein – Recipe

Chicken Chow Mein – Recipe

Chicken Chow Mein:

Chicken chow mein is a wonderful flavoursome dinner.

And is so tasty and yummy.

The beauty is it takes no time at all to cook.

If you are a person going out for the day, just prepare your vegetables in the morning. Marinate your chicken the night before. Then when you come in from your busy day, it is a case of cooking the chicken chow mein in your wok or large pan.

This chicken chow mein is a simple, quick and healthy recipe. Once you try this recipe for chicken chow mein you will love it.

For other great dinner ideas try the blogs for main courses.

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2 people


Great For:
lunch OR dinner


Cooking Time:
30 – 40 mins


Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup

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  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp dark soya sauce
  • 4 tbsp light soya sauce
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil or fish oil
  • 2 chicken breast
  • 1 onion
  • 3 spring onions
  • 1 Pak Choi
  • ¼ leek
  • sugar snap peas
  • mangetout
  • carrot
  • cauliflower
  • spinach
  • broccoli
  • ½ red pepper
  • cabbage (red is best because of the vibrant colour)
  • bean sprouts

Chicken Chow Mein – Method & Instructions

Hit the garlic with the flat of the knife to free up the skin which makes it easier for peeling

Dice garlic or crush in a garlic crusher

Place garlic in a bowl

Add both types of soya sauce to the bowl

Sesame oil needs to then be added to the bowl

Cut up chicken into cubes

Add the chicken cubes into the bowl

Mix well ensuring a good coverage of the chicken with the sauce mixture

Marinade in the fridge for at least an hour – overnight is fine too

Chicken Chow Mein Vegetables

Peel and chop an onion into half moons

Cut and discard the root end of the spring onion

Give the spring onions a bias cut (cut diagonal)

Roughly cut pak choi

The leek needs to be given a bias cut – cutting some of the green end and some of the white end

Sugar snap peas then need to be cut on the bias

For the mangetout, cut off the ends and cut in half with a bias cut

Peel the carrot and cut in half the full length of the carrot

Then cut the full length of the carrot in half again

And give the carrot length a very thin bias cut – watch the video for cutting technique

Cauliflower need to be cut into small pieces

Roughly chop the spinach

Broccoli needs to be cut into small pieces

Cut pepper in half and take out the seeds and any excessive white parts

Dice the half pepper into small pieces

Cabbage – cut into small pieces

Cooking your Chicken Chow Mein

Place some olive oil in a hot wok

Use 2 wooden spoons to toss the chicken when frying in the wok (or deep frying pan or pot) but a wok is better

Fry the chicken in a little bit of the soya sauce mixture on a medium heat – but do leave some mixture to one side to use later for the vegetables

After  10 – 15  minutes the chicken should be cooked

Place the chicken into a bowl and leave to one side for to use later

To the wok now add onion, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, sugar snap peas and red cabbage

Add any remaining soya sauce juice mixture to the vegetables in the wok

Toss the vegetable occasionally to make sure the vegetables cook evenly

Cook for 5 minutes then add red peppers, mangetout and leeks

Cooking for a further 5 minutes

Bring a pot of hot water to the boil

And add egg noodles and cook for 3 – 4 minutes or to packets instruction

While the spaghetti is cooking add your pak choi, spring onions and spinach

Cook for a further 2 minutes and add bean sprouts

Add your chicken back into the wok along with the vegetables and give it a good toss around

Drain the noodles and add them to the wok with the chicken and vegetables

Toss everything around so the noodles get mixed well with everything

Dish it up on a plate using 2 big serving spoons – it is the easiest way to dish the chicken chow mein up

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