Chicken Meatballs with Spaghetti

  • 08 Jul - 14 Jul, 2023
  • Mag The Weekly
  • Cookery


· 500 g chicken thighs

· 100 g breadcrumbs

· 1 egg

· 1 onion

· 25 g parmesan

· 4 garlic cloves

· ½ bunch oregano

· 2 tablespoons olive oil

· 800 g tomatoes

· 1 teaspoon sugar

· 300 g spaghetti


Heat the oven to 200°C. Put the chicken in a processor and pulse until finely chopped. Scrape into a bowl and add the breadcrumbs, egg, onion, parmesan, half the crushed garlic, and half the oregano. Season and mix well. Shape into meatballs, and put onto an oiled baking tray. Brush the meatballs with oil. Bake for 20 minutes until cooked through and golden brown. Meanwhile, heat the remaining oil in a frying pan. Fry the remaining garlic, then add chopped tomatoes and reserved oregano. Season it with salt, pepper and a pinch of sugar. Simmer for 10-15 minutes stirring frequently, until you get a thick sauce. Bring a pot of salted water to boil. Add the spaghetti and cook for 10 minutes until al dente. Add the meatballs to the tomato sauce. Spoon the spaghetti into bowls. Serve the meatballs and sauce on top. Drizzle over a little olive oil and parmesan.