Lebanese 7 spice chicken meatballs with sumac dressing

Blending rich, aromatic Middle Eastern flavours with the tangy, citrus-like taste of sumac.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 32 minutes

For the Chicken Meatballs:

  • 500g ground chicken
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 30g fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp Lebanese 7 spice
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, for frying

For the Sumac Dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sumac
  • Juice of 1 lemon (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • Salt, to taste
  1. Preparation of the Meatballs: In a large bowl, combine the ground chicken, onion, garlic, parsley, Lebanese 7 spice, salt, and pepper. Mix well until all the ingredients are evenly distributed.
  2. Shape the mixture into small meatballs, about the size of a walnut.
  3. Cooking the Meatballs: Heat the olive oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add the meatballs and cook for about 10-12 minutes, turning occasionally, until they are golden brown and cooked through. Ensure they reach an internal temperature of 74°C.
  4. Preparing the Sumac Dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, sumac, lemon juice, minced garlic, and salt until well combined.
  5. Serving: Arrange the cooked meatballs on a platter and drizzle with the sumac dressing. Garnish with additional parsley if desired.
Per serving
  • Calories: 220 kcal
  • Protein: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Fat: 14g
  • Saturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 65mg
  • Sodium: 200mg
  • Fibre: 1g

In this recipe:

A testament to the rich flavours and wholesome ingredients typical of Middle Eastern cuisine. The sumac dressing brings a refreshing and zesty finish to the tender chicken meatballs, making this dish a delightful option for any meal.

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