Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Chicken Meatballs with a Creamy Mushroom Gravy

Another great Portuguese recipe to add to your stash.

Chicken Meatballs with Mushrooms

You can certainly use ground chicken bought at the store, but I always grind mine up using my Meat Grinder, and I love not only the texture, but the taste, the look etc.  It is a worthy investment and you can find a Meat Grinder for around $30.

Chicken Meatballs with Mushrooms

Almondegas de Galinha com cogumelos

4 chicken breasts (grind through the meat grinder)
parsley
salt and pepper
garlic powder
onion flakes
2 bread slices
1 tablespoon flour
1 egg
Small onion, diced
Small can of mushrooms, drained
2 cups heavy cream


The best way to grind any kind of meat, is to have it either still frozen or semi frozen.  I always grind mind straight from the freezer.

Chicken Meatballs with Mushrooms

Cut the chicken breasts into small cubes and grind.

Chicken Meatballs with Mushrooms

In a bowl, add the ground chicken and the rest of the ingredients,

Chicken Meatballs with Mushrooms

except the bread.   In a separate bowl, place the bread slices, add a little bit of water and dip the bread until soggy.  Squeeze out the water, not all of it, leave a little.  Break into small pieces and add to the chicken mixture.

Chicken Meatballs with Mushrooms


Mix everything well, add the flour and the egg, mix well and shape into meatballs.

Chicken Meatballs with Mushrooms

Use flour to sprinkle on your hands and the chicken mixture so the meatballs don't stick.

Chicken Meatballs with Mushrooms

In a skillet, add a little butter, and fry the chicken meatballs until done and nicely browned, remove to a plate. 

Chicken Meatballs with Mushrooms

Add the onion and cook for a few minutes until tender.  Add in the mushrooms and the heavy cream and simmer for a minute or so.

Chicken Meatballs with Mushrooms

Place the meatballs back into the skillet and heat for a few.

Chicken Meatballs with Mushrooms

Serve with Rice :)

These are so good, and they taste even better the following day. I like using mine in a sandwich.

Chicken Meatballs with Mushrooms

3 comments:

  1. It looks so fresh and tasty. My grandmother had a meat grinder like that, and I have been thinking about one to grind my own beef. Can you put the meat grinder in the dishwasher to clean it?

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  2. Yummy! I've got a crockpot recipe for meatballs I've been doing. I've used mostly chicken, and turkey once, I actually like the chicken better. It has a red sauce on it, but your cream sauce looks incredible :) I hope to one day be ambitious enough to grind my own meat, but I'm not there yet! Seeing you do it inspires me though, Sandra, thanks for sharing!

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  3. :) I'm getting ready to blog a similar recipe! Looks great Sandra!

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