Mediterranean Chicken Meatballs with Gnocchi
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Recipe type/ Τύπος Πιάτου: Main Course
Cuisine/ Κουζίνα: Italian / Mediterranean
Ingredients/ Συστατικά
For the Chicken Meatballs
  • ½ kilo / 1 lb ground chicken meat
  • 1 cup grated cheese i.e. gouda, edam or any cheese you have handy
  • ¾ cup breadcrumbs
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • Salt, pepper
  • ½ tsp of each dried basil, oregano, thyme, sage
For the Sauce
  • 500 gr. / 1 lb. tomatoes in their juice
  • 200 gr. / 7 oz. fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • Salt, pepper
  • ½ tsp dried basil
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 1 kilo / 2 lb. potato gnocchi
  • 1 cup melting cheese
Instructions/ Εκτέλεση
For the Chicken Meatballs
  1. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and make small rounded meatballs.
  2. Preheat oven in 200˚C/ 400˚F.
  3. Bake the meatballs until half done about 10 minutes.
  4. In the meantime, prepare the sauce.
  5. In a pot pour some olive oil and in medium high heat start sautéing the mushrooms.
  6. When half done add the onion.
  7. Sauté until it becomes soft and then add the garlic.
  8. Sauté until fragrant a few seconds.
  9. Pour the wine and deglaze.
  10. When ⅔’s pf it has evaporated pour the tomatoes cut in thick chunks and all the herbs and spices.
  11. Add the meatballs and lower the heat to medium low.
  12. Cook for 15 minutes.
  13. In the meantime, prepare the gnocchi according to instructions.
  14. Place the gnocchi in a pan and on top place the meatballs and pour the sauce.
  15. Sprinkle the melting cheese and place the pan under the broiler until the cheese melts and a nice golden color is spread to everything.
  16. Be careful and watch carefully the food because a few more minutes may end up in a burnt meal.
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