Chestnut & chicken meatballs


250g cooked and peeled chestnuts, finely chopped
500g chicken mince
1 small brown onion, finely grated
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 tsp finely grated lemon zest
1 egg, lightly beaten
1/3 cup flat-leaf parsley leaves, finely chopped
½ cup dry white wine
½ cup chicken stock 
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
200ml reduced fat sour cream
50g baby spinach leaves
Pasta, mashed potatoes or rice, to serve


To make the meatballs, combine chestnuts, chicken, onion, garlic, lemon zest, egg and parsley in a large bowl.  Mix until well combined. Roll mixture into 18 meatballs.  Place onto a tray, cover and chill for 20 minutes.

Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add meatballs and cook, turning often, for 5 minutes until evenly browned.  Remove meatballs from pan and set aside.

Add wine to pan and cook for 1 minute.  Stir in stock, mustard and sour cream until well combined. Add meatballs to pan. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 8-12 minutes until meatballs are cooked through. Toss through spinach. Season to taste. Serve with pasta, mashed potatoes or rice.

Prep Time

25 mins + chilling time + chestnut prep time

Cooking Time

20 mins