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Herb chicken meatballs

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Easy, fresh and wholesome, this Herb Chicken Meatballs Recipe makes for a great family dinner. Give it a go!

  • Serves4
  • Cook time1 hour
  • Prep time15 minutes, (+ chilling time & 10 mins resting time)
Herb Chicken Meatballs


  • 500g Coles RSPCA Approved Chicken Thigh Fillets, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium fennel bulb, thinly sliced, fronds reserved
  • 3 dill sprigs
  • 3 flat-leaf parsley sprigs
  • 1 cup (170g) Coles Brand Brown Teff Grain
  • 2 tsp ground paprika
  • 2 cups (500ml) chicken stock
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 1 brown onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 200g button mushrooms, thinly sliced

Shaved fennel salad

  • 1 large fennel, finely shaved
  • 1 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1 lemon, zested, juiced
  • 1 tbs olive oil

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  1. Step 1

    Process the chicken, fennel fronds, dill sprigs and parsley sprigs in a food processor until finely chopped. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Step 2

    Using slightly damp hands, roll 1½ tbs of chicken mixture into a ball. Transfer to a plate. Repeat with remaining mixture. Place in the fridge for 30 mins to chill.

  3. Step 3

    Meanwhile, combine the teff and paprika in a medium saucepan. Pour in half the stock and 1 cup (250ml) water. Place over high heat and bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low and cook for 15-20 mins or until teff is tender.
  4. Step 4

    Add half the oil to a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the meatballs and cook, turning often, for 3-5 mins or until golden brown. Transfer to a plate.
  5. Step 5

    Add remaining oil to the pan. Add onion and cook, stirring, for 5-8 mins or until golden. Add garlic and cook for 1 min or until aromatic. Add the sliced fennel and mushroom. Cook, stirring, for 5 mins or until vegetables are tender. Pour over the remaining stock. Bring to the boil. Reduce heat to low. Add teff mixture and combine.
  6. Step 6

    Arrange meatballs over the teff. Cook, covered, for 15-20 mins or until heated. Set aside, covered, for 10 mins to rest.
  7. Step 7

    Meanwhile, to make the shaved fennel salad, combine the fennel, parsley, lemon juice, lemon zest and olive oil. Top meatballs with a bit of salad. Transfer remaining salad to a serving bowl and serve with meatballs.