Not a Fan of Meat? This Spaghetti & Chicken Meatballs Recipe is for You

Some people don’t eat beef, mutton, meat in general, and that’s just how it is. This means you can miss out on a plethora of dishes that call for meat as one of the ingredients, but thanks to us, the classic Spaghetti and Meatballs isn’t going to be one of them!

Here’s what you need for CHICKEN Meatballs and spaghetti:


  • 500g ground chicken
  • 60g fresh parmesan cheese, grated
  • cup fresh breadcrumb
  • garlic cloves, crushed
  • egg
  • tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • tablespoon sage
  • tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • kg spaghetti
  • tablespoon olive oil
  • onion, finely chopped
  • kg tomatoes, chopped
  • bay leaves
  • cup fresh basil leaf
  • teaspoon black pepper, coarsely ground


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  • Mix the chicken mince, parmesan, breadcrumbs, garlic, egg, parsley, and sage. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Shape the mixture into small balls, and chill for about 30 minutes.
  • Heat the oil in a shallow pan, and fry the balls until golden brown. Turn them often by gently shaking the pan. Drain on paper towel.
  • To make the sauce, heat the second measurement of oil in a large saucepan. Add the onion and fry for 1-2 minutes. Add the tomato and bay leaves, cover and bring to the boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce the heat to low, partially cover, and cook for 60 minutes.
  • Remove the bay leaves.
  • Add the meatballs to the sauce, along with the basil leaves and freshly ground black pepper, and simmer for 10-15 minutes.
  • While the sauce is simmering, cook the spaghetti in a pot of boiling water until al dente.
  • Add some sauce to the pasta and toss to distribute.

P.S the more cheese, the merrier!

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