• 500 g Tegel Fresh Chicken Premium Breast Mince
  • 2 spring onions, finely sliced
  • ¾ cup fresh white breadcrumbs
  • 2 Tbsp freshly chopped parsley
  • 2 tsp finely grated lemon zest
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 Tbsp minced ginger
  • 3 stalks celery, sliced
  • 550 g can Wattie's Just Add Chicken Sweet Apricot Simmer Sauce
  • ¼ cup chicken stock, wine or water

1. In a bowl, mix together the Tegel Fresh Chicken Premium Breast Mince, spring onions, breadcrumbs, parsley, lemon zest and egg. Season with salt and pepper. Use wet hands to roll the mixture into walnut sized balls.

2. Heat a dash of oil in a deep-lidded frying pan and brown the meatballs. This is best done in 2 batches. Set aside.

3. Add an extra dash of oil to the pan, gently fry onion, ginger and celery until tender but not brown. Add Wattie’s Just Add Sweet Apricot Simmer Sauce and chicken stock and chicken meatballs. Mix together, cover and simmer gently 15-20 minutes

Serve hot with plain boiled rice and seasonal steamed vegetables.

Crockpot/Slow Cooker Instructions:

Following step 1 and 2, place in a slow cooker with the remaining ingredients without any chicken stock. Cook on LOW without stirring for approx 8 hours (refer to your user manual). Serve as directed above.

Top Tips

To spice it up add some Wattie's Sweet Chilli Sauce.

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17 Ratings

Reviews (17)

Amy's Review | Rating

nice and easy dish to make and doesn't take too long to prepare.

Justine's Review | Rating

Nice. Easy to make. Kids liked it.

Jillian's Review | Rating

This is scrumdiddlyumptious - great to use as a nibble for parties just add mini forks or kebab sticks to pick them up with mmmmm

Juliet's Review | Rating

A real fave in our house. Quick and easy which is a bonus!

marina's Review | Rating

not something ill cook 4 a first date or ever. chicken stock is a total no and chicken needs more combination of flavours.

Maria's Review | Rating

really great! tried both with chicken mince and beef mince - works great both ways

Philip's Review | Rating

Gave this a try and was very easy and turned out to be very Nice

Nicola's Review | Rating

Really easy - Flatties love it - add carrot to the mixture, yummy!

Anja's Review | Rating

This is good, I added a whole leek so there would be more veg in the sauce. I also put some dried thyme in the meatballs, boyfriend loved it, i didn't.

Natalya's Review | Rating

Didn't like this much. Weird combination of flavours, my partner thought the sauce was too sweet. Also leaves a yukky after taste. I won't be making this again.

Juls Bocock's Review | Rating

Yummy really easy to prepare and cook. Will be making again. :)

Dahlia Jackson's Review | Rating

i tried this dish for a school assessment, everyone loved it. full of flavour, easy to cook and its a very simple dish.

Samantha Hill's Review | Rating

I found the meatballs a little bland and given the cooking times a little dry, I think I will make them a little larger next time and add some extra herbs / spices to liven it up. The sauce was yummy though.

Kim's Review | Rating

Making this for the second time for friends because is got such rave reviews the first time I served it. Wonderfully easy and flavoursome.

Katrina's Review | Rating

love coming home to this meal waiting for me

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Ray's Review | Rating

I wonder - would it be just as delicious without the ginger? hmmmm