We’re putting a twist on the Italian polpette. While the traditional meatballs calls for ground beef or veal, this Italian-inspired recipe uses chicken for a more affordable, tasty dish.
Italians are known for their fondness and high artisan skills in pasta making. But more than their fettuccine, linguine, and ravioli, they are also keen on polpette or meatballs. If you’ve got a KitchenAid stand mixer at home, use it with the food grinder/mincer attachment to double up this recipe. These chicken meatballs come with a light and tasty flavour that makes a perfect addition to any meal or to eat on their own.
Explore what other kitchen tasks your KitchenAid Stand Mixer can do with these optional attachments.
- KitchenAid Stand Mixer
- KitchenAid Food Grinder/Mincer Attachment
- Digital scale
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Chef’s knife
- Cutting board
- Mixing bowl
- Wooden spoon
- Frying pan
- 400g chicken thighs
- 400g chicken breasts
- 1 tbsp sea salt*
- 1 tsp hot paprika
- ½ tsp white pepper
- ⅓ cup parmesan cheese, grated
- ½ bunch parsley
- 100ml olive oil*
- Fire roasted tomato sauce*
*This recipe used Tasman sea salt, Pukara Estate olive oil, and Old El Paso chili con carne fire roasted tomato sauce.
- Fit the Food Grinder/Mincer Attachment into the power hub of your KitchenAid Stand Mixer (follow manual instructions for proper assembly) and place a mixing bowl just under the grinding plates.
- Cut up chicken breasts and thighs into cubes for easy mincing. Add a pinch of salt and place onto the food plate of the grinder/mincer. Turn mixer to speed 5 then mince.
- Sprinkle a pinch of salt and mix the chicken mince. Add hot paprika, white pepper, parmesan cheese, and parsley then mix together again.
- Dampen your hands and roll chicken mince into small bite size balls.
- Place a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add olive oil to the pan and fry the chicken meatballs.
- Once cooked, add fire roasted tomato sauce into the pan and cook for further 10-15 minutes.
- Transfer to a plate and sprinkle with grated parmesan cheese over the top.
Recipe and image adapted from KitchenAid.