Chicken meatballs with tagliatelle recipe

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Looking for chicken recipes, pasta recipes, chicken pasta recipes, meatball recipes, easy chicken recipes or quick pasta recipes? This classy alternative to the beef meatball is light and tasty and goes well with spaghetti as well as tagliatelle.

Serves4
SkillMedium
Total Time1 hours 15 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories580 Kcal29%

This classy alternative to the beef meatball is light and tasty and goes well with spaghetti as well as tagliatelle.

Ingredients

  • 400g (14oz) chicken mince
  • 50g (2oz) fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 2tsp dried mixed herbs
  • 2tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 medium egg
  • 2tbsp flour
  • 1tbsp (15ml) olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 2tbsp (30ml) tomato purée
  • 1tsp sugar
  • Few fresh basil leaves
  • 350g (12oz) tagliatelle pasta

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Method

  1. Place the chicken mince, breadcrumbs, half the onion, mixed herbs, Worcestershire sauce and egg in a food processor and blend until smooth. Alternatively, place the ingredients in a large bowl and mix thoroughly with clean hands. Season well with salt and black pepper.
  2. Shape into 24 meatballs and roll each meatball in flour. Heat the oil in a large, deep frying pan and fry the meatballs over a high heat until browned all over. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  3. Add garlic and rest of the onion to the pan and fry for 5 mins, then add tomatoes, purée, sugar, basil leaves and 150ml ( ¼ pt) water. Bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and return the meatballs to the pan. Simmer for 20-25 mins until the meatballs are cooked and the sauce has thickened.
  4. Meanwhile, cook the tagliatelle in a large pan of boiling salted water for 8-10 mins until just tender. Drain well and divide between 4 shallow bowls. Top with the meatballs and sauce.

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