Recipe: Lemon Cumin Chicken Meatballs


  • For meatballs:
  • ¼ cup gluten free breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 2/3 tablespoon cup onion, minced, sauteed in 2 olive oil until translucent. (Reserve half for the sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • For topping:
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  1. In a large bowl, add ground chicken, bread crumbs, lemon juice, salt, paprika, cumin, pepper flakes, parsley and half of the sauteed onions. Mix thoroughly. Shape into 1-1/2″ meatballs.
  2. In a large skillet, heat oil and butter over medium-high heat. Brown meatballs on all sides, about 5 minutes total. Repeat in batches. Transfer to warm plate, cover and keep warm.
  3. For topping: Melt remaining butter inskillet. Add remaining sauteed onions, paprika and cumin. Cook over mediumheat untilwarmed through.Stir in lemonjuice andspoon over meatballs.Serve.

Recipe: Foodista / CC BY

Photo: jakeprzespo on flickr / CC BY

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