Amazingly Quick and Good Chicken Balls

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“My friend Judy Montagu write a weekly cooking column in the local paper. This was in this Friday's issue, and I took the opportunity to make a wonderful family supper.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 500 g minced cooked chicken or 500 g minced cooked turkey
  • 1 egg
  • breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • oil
  • 1 (800 g) can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 (800 g) can water (use the empty can from the crushed tomatoes, duh)
  • 12 teaspoon basil or 12 teaspoon oregano or 12 teaspoon marjoram


  1. In a medium sized pot, saute the onion in the oil, add the tomatoes and water, salt, pepper and herbs.
  2. While this is cooking for a few minutes on medium heat, covered, place the chicken or turkey in a medium-sized bowl and mix with the egg, cinnamon, salt and pepper.
  3. Add bread crumbs, combining thoroughly until the mixture is firm enough to form into balls.
  4. Make ping-pong sized balls and drop them into the bubbling tomato mixture.
  5. Cover and cook on medium heat for five minutes.
  6. Serve over pasta, rice or couscous.

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