Russian Meatballs – Tefteli

Creamy, Chicken Meatballs
Creamy, Chicken Meatballs
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Ingredients

For the meatballs:
1–1¼ lb Ground Chicken thighs
1 cup White rice cooked, cooled to room temp or colder
1 Large eggs
1 Onion small , grated
1 clove Garlic pressed
1 tsp Salt
¼ tsp Black pepper
½ cup All-purpose flour for dredging
2 tbsp Vegetable oil
For the cream sauce:
2 tbsp Butter
2 tbsp All-purpose flour
2 cups Chicken broth reduced sodium
¼ cup Sour cream or Greek yogurt, or heavy cream
½ - 1 tsp Ground paprika more if you like a little spice in your life
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste
Parsley fresh , chopped, for garnish

Nutritional information

287
calories
16,4g
fat
19,8g
carbohydrates
14,9g
protein
94mg
cholesterol
721mg
sodium
Ingredients
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  • For the cream sauce:

Russian Meatballs – Tefteli

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My kids love these Tefteli – Chicken Meatballs in a Cream Sauce and I make them for dinner so often that I could now probably make them in my sleep!  My daughter loves getting involved in rolling the meatballs and I don’t mind because that is probably the hardest part of this whole recipe. I add cooked rice to my meatball mixture which is a traditional Russian kitchen secret and the creamy, garlic sauce will have everyone licking their plates clean.

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Ingridiens for Russian Meatballs – Tefteli

Steps to make Russian Meatballs – Tefteli

1

Combine meatball mixture

2

In a large bowl, mix 1–1¼ pounds of ground chicken, 1 cup cooked rice, 1 large egg, 1 grated onion, 1 pressed garlic clove, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper until well combined.

2

Roll meatballs

4

Using your hands, roll the mixture into 1-1¼-inch thick balls.

3

Dip in flour

4

Dip the meatballs in a bowl filled with about ½ cup of flour, to coat and shake off any excess.

4

Cook meatballs

7

In a large skillet over medium heat, heat 2 tablespoon of oil and add the prepared meatballs. Saute for about 4 minutes on one side, then turn over, cover the skillet with a lid and cook for another 3 minutes until golden brown on all over and cooked through the center. Set aside on a plate.

5

Combine butter and flour

2

Prepare the sauce in the same pan over medium heat, melt 2 tablespoons of butter and then whisk in 2 tablespoons of flour. Continue mixing until combined and golden.

6

Add chicken broth

3

Pour in 2 cups of chicken broth and whisk until the liquid begins to thicken.

7

Add sour cream

1

Add ¼ cup of sour cream and stir to combine.

8

Add seasoning

3

Season with ½ teaspoon of paprika, ½ teaspoon of sea salt and ⅛ teaspoon of black pepper, or more, to taste. Bring to a simmer and continuously stir until the sauce has thickened enough to lightly coat a meatball.

9

Add meatballs

5

Once thick enough, add the meatballs back into the skillet and turn into the sauce to coat. Cook the meatballs until heated through then remove from the heat.

10

Serve

Garnish with sprinkles of fresh parsley or dill and serve with mashed potatoes or noodles, if you wish!

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