Traybake Chicken Meatballs

Traybake Chicken Meatballs

Tasty chicken meatballs paired with rice and sesame-roasted broccoli make for an easy as weeknight dinner.
Servings 4
Total Time 35 mins



  • 125 g mushrooms grated
  • 1 carrot grated
  • 600 g free range chicken mince
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp salt


  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp ginger minced
  • 3 Tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 1 Tbsp sweet chilli sauce
  • ½ cup chicken stock


  • cups basmati rice
  • cups boiling water


  • 2 broccoli cut into small florets
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 10 g sesame seeds


  • Before you start, preheat oven to 220°C (or 200°C fan bake). Bring a full kettle to the boil.
  • Prep mushrooms and carrot. Mix all meatball ingredients together in a large bowl. Roll mix into golfball-sized balls and place on a lined oven tray.
  • Prep garlic and ginger. Combine all glaze ingredients together in a small bowl.
  • Drizzle glaze over meatballs and bake on upper oven rack for about 20 minutes, until chicken is cooked through.
  • Combine rice, boiling water measure and a pinch of salt in a medium pot and bring to the boil with the lid on. Once boiling, reduce to lowest heat to cook for 12 minutes. Turn off heat and steam, covered, for 5 more minutes. Do not lift lid during cooking.
  • Prep broccoli and toss on a second lined oven tray with sesame oil and sesame seeds. Season with salt and pepper. Roast on lower oven rack for about 10 minutes, until tender.
  • Serve rice topped with meatballs and broccoli. Drizzle with any remaining glaze.

Meet the Chef

Ary ‘Adzuki’

Ary develops all of the recipes that go into our Bargain Boxes. One of his biggest passions is sharing food and teaching people how to cook, so now that he creates recipes weekly, he literally gets to teach thousands of people new and exciting things! His favourite produce in New Zealand broccoli – it’s crispy and vibrant and he even grows it at home! It’s one of the veggies he never tires of. His biggest food weakness (because we all have one!) is crispy fried chicken that speaks right to his soul when it’s done right – though he’s such a lover of sharing a good meal that he’d prefer to stay in and cook a family meal over going out to eat.

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