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Chicken and Rice Meatballs with Hummus

Posted by on April 21, 2020
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Chicken and Rice Meatballs with Hummus
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2020, Bon Appetit, breast, boneless skinless, Chicken, Recipes I want to try, Velik Favorites
Difficulty: Easy Servings: 4 Source: bonappetit.com

INGREDIENTS
6 scallions, thinly sliced
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 1″ piece ginger, peeled, finely chopped
1 lb. ground chicken
1½ cups cooled cooked white rice
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tsp. hawaij, baharat, curry powder, or other spice blend
1 tsp. Diamond Crystal or ½ tsp. Morton kosher salt, plus more
1 small white onion, thinly sliced
4 small dill pickles, sliced
2 Persian cucumbers, sliced
2 cups parsley leaves with tender stems
1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 cup Hummus (for serving)
8 lemon wedges (for serving)

DESCRIPTION
Gluten-free meatballs are as easy as adding cooled cooked rice instead of bread to ground meat.

DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 425°. Gently mix scallions, garlic, ginger, chicken, rice, oil, hawaij, and 1 tsp. Diamond Crystal or ½ tsp. Morton kosher salt in a medium bowl (don’t overwork). Form mixture into 12 balls (about 1½” in diameter). Place on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until lightly browned and cooked through, about 15 minutes.

Toss onion, pickles, cucumbers, parsley, and lemon juice in a medium bowl to combine; season salad with salt.

Spread hummus on plates; top with meatballs and salad. Serve with lemon.

NOTES
Melissa’s notes – I ground up my own 1 pound chicken breast. For me, this recipe made 24 meatballs – 6 for each serving.

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