Chicken Meatballs

This imaginative, flavorful recipe for Chicken Meatballs from Angelo Mazzone has become an all-star at Edible holiday parties.
Photography By Liz Lajeunesse | November 19, 2016

About this recipe

These chicken meatballs are popular at Tavolo and Glen Sanders. 


Serves 4

1⁄2 large white onion, small dice
4 tablespoons chopped garlic
Salt, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes
3 teaspoons fennel pollen
5 slices white bread
2 cups milk
2 pounds ground chicken
1 cup chopped fresh basil
2 cups best quality grated pecorino and/or Parmagiana Wondra flour for dusting

Preheat oven to 350°.

Sauté onion and garlic in olive oil, season with salt, pepper, red pepper flakes and fennel pollen, and cook until translucent. Let cool to room temperature.

In another bowl, soak bread slices lightly in milk, then crumble into ground chick- en. Add cooked onion and garlic mixture. Add basil, cheese and salt and pepper to taste. 

Form into balls and roll in Wondra flour. Heat olive oil to medium high and sauté balls on all sides until slightly golden brown. Transfer to baking sheet and finish cooking through, about 20 minutes. 

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Stenciled on the wall above Angelo Mazzone's desk at corporate headquarters in Clifton Park is a quote: “I only hope that we don't lose sight of one thing--that it was all started by a mouse.”


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