Teriyaki chicken meatballs with rice & greens

Try a family supper with a difference with these chicken patties served in a sweet Japanese sauce and basmati

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:10 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 481
  • fat 2g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 70g
  • sugars 28g
  • fibre 3g
  • protein 36g
  • salt 2.3g


  • 2 shallots
  • 1 carrot, cut into chunks
  • 500g boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs, cut into chunks
  • zest and juice 1 lemon
  • a little oil
  • 200g basmati rice
  • 200g spring greens, chopped
  • 100ml mirin
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp caster sugar


  1. Heat oven to 200C/180C fan/gas 6. Pulse the shallots and carrot in a food processor until finely chopped. Add the chicken, lemon zest and some seasoning, and pulse again until mixed. Using oiled hands, shape into small meatballs. Put on a baking tray lined with baking parchment and bake for 10 mins until browned and cooked through.

  2. Meanwhile, boil the rice following pack instructions, adding the spring greens for the final 4 mins. Drain well.

  3. Add the mirin, soy, lemon juice and sugar to a saucepan. Bring to the boil, then simmer until saucy. Remove from the heat, add the meatballs to the pan and roll them around in the sauce. Divide the rice and greens between plates or bowls and spoon the meatballs over.

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