Chicken Meatballs Recipe With Napa Cabbage & Ginger Broth Is an Aromatic, Healthy Dinner by Sarah Amona

Poultry Dinner
a year ago

Chicken Meatballs Recipe With Napa Cabbage & Ginger Broth Is an Aromatic, Healthy Dinner

Tender chicken meatballs are cooked with healthy Napa cabbage in a flavorful ginger broth. Incredible! This Asian-inspired chicken meatball recipe will fill you up without all the fat and calories. 

Cuisine: Asian/American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 1/4 pounds (90 to 93% lean) ground chicken
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground white pepper or ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons peeled and minced fresh ginger root (divided)
  • 4 scallions, trimmed and minced
  • 4 garlic cloves, sliced thin
  • 5 cups sliced Napa cabbage
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • 4 scallions, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon chili oil

Here's how to make it: 

  1. Combine the ground chicken, egg, salt, pepper, 1 tablespoon ginger and minced scallions in a bowl. Mix thoroughly. Shape the meat mixture into meatballs of about 1-inch diameter and set aside.
  2. In a wok or large skillet, combine the garlic, Napa cabbage, chicken stock and remaining ginger. Bring to a boil. Add the chicken meatballs and scallion pieces, cover and simmer until the cabbage is tender and meatballs are cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  3. Arrange in a bowl and garnish with a small amount of chili oil. Serve warm.

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What a healthy, delish dinner 😍
This is just too perfect. I love the idea of healthier meatballs!

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