Cashew Chicken Meatballs

by Nicole on May 20, 2013

Cashew Chicken Meatballs

We have been some really busy Bees these days.  Taking on the community garden plot has been a lot of hard work.  However, it is finally starting to look  like progress is starting.  I am so happy that the lovies get so much pleasure out of just being out in nature.  The weeds have been no joke though!  It looked like a tiny lawn between each row after the first few days of rain. :) I have to admit when I started weeding in the rows I had to really watch to make sure I was pulling the right things!  Haha!

Mike and I were actually able to manage a little “get away” to see George Lopez preform on Friday.  We had a really great time and it was so nice to get away together for a night.  It is so important to still have “dates” with your spouse.  It always gives us a little extra reminder of why we first got together.  It feels wonderful to just laugh and focus on one another for a little bit now and then.  It also made it that much sweeter to go home and eat up the lovies from missing them. :)

Now to the main event.  :)   Originally I had first thought to share the original Cashew Chicken recipe but I decided to shelf it a few months ago.  Then just recently I was tap dancing through Pinterest and came across the idea to make a meatball version.  I have here my own version of what I felt made me think of Cashew Chicken.  I hope you enjoy. :)

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Cashew Chicken Meatballs
 
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Serves: 4

Ingredients
  • 1 lb Ground Chicken
  • White pepper (to taste)
  • Garlic Powder (to taste)
  • Salt (to taste)
  • 1 Scallion Finely diced
  • ½ Red Bell Pepper
  • ¼ Cup Cashews (chopped up)
  • 4 Tbs Low Sodium Soy Sauce
  • ½ Tbs Sugar (or to taste)
  • Dash or two of Sesame Oil
  • ¼ cup Plain Panko Breadcrumbs

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350
  2. Mix Soy Sauce,Sugar and Sesame Oil together and set aside.
  3. Season Chicken with Garlic, White Pepper and Salt to taste.
  4. Chop Scallion,Cashews and Bell Pepper, add to Chicken
  5. Add Panko Crumbs.
  6. Add about half of the Soy Sauce mixture.
  7. Mix all ingredients till combined.
  8. Form into meatballs of desired size.
  9. Place on baking sheet and cook for 15- 20 minutes.
  10. Brush with left over sauce after cooking.

 

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Libby with Lemony Thyme May 21, 2013 at 7:54 PM

You know I LOVE the meatballs. I’d vote for every meal rolled into single bites if I had my way. Yay for date night! Was George Lopez awesome? He’s so hysterical. You’ve given me so much in this one post. Community garden. That sounds great, but I do remember how much work a garden can be. As kid’s we were bribed to pull weeds…in turn we got to choose which carrot we wanted to pull, or blueberries to pick :) Whew. We really need to have coffee together. xo

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Nicole May 21, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Aww Libby thank you! I think you will definitely like this one. Yes George Lopez was SO awesome! We had a great time. It is true the garden has been a ton of work, but so much fun. :) We have to grab a chat and a sip next time you are in the area! XOXO

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Elizabeth@ Food Ramblings May 21, 2013 at 10:16 AM

This looks great- have a great time on your date with Mike :)

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Nicole May 21, 2013 at 7:42 PM

Thank you so much sweetie! I hope you are doing great. XO

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Foodsnearme May 21, 2013 at 1:24 AM

The chicken with cashew is nice and fantastic one. Thanks but with the meatball if there was some drink an awesome right. Then clickDrink Recipes

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