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Chicken & Sundried Tomato Meatballs With Warm Lentil Salad

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Combining sun dried tomatoes with ground chicken is a total flavor treat! Serve them with a warm lentil salad and you have an easy to prepare family favorite!
Ingredients
For the meat balls
  Chicken 1 Pound
  Hungarian peppers 2
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
  Sun dried tomatoes 5 , dipped in olive oil
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Bread crumbs 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Egg 1 , beaten
For the vinaigrette
  Dijon mustard 3 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Red wine vinegar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Extra virgin olive oil 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
For the salad
  Green lentils/Black or orange letils 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Parsley sprig 1
  Bay leaf 1
  Water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
For the sauce
  Chopped onions 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Garlic powder 1 Tablespoon
  Dried oregano 1 Tablespoon
For frying
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon (For frying the meat balls)
Directions

GETTING READY
1.Wash and drain the lentils.
2.Cut the onion in half and stick garlic cloves in it.
3.Tie Parsley and bay leaf together with a string.
4.For the vinaigrette - In a bowl add Dijon mustard, pepper, salt, extra virgin olive oil and blend together.

MAKING
5.Cook the lentils with water and onion with garlic cloves, also add parsley and bay leaf which is tied together, simmer over medium heat for about 15 minutes. Take out the parsley bunch once the lentils are cooked.
6.Add onions and vinaigrette to the drained and cooked lentils and mix it together.
7.In another bowl, blend together Hungarian peppers, garlic cloves, sun dried tomatoes, salt and pepper with bread crumbs.
8.Pour this mixture over chicken with beaten egg and make around 20 meat balls with wet hands.
9.Fry the balls in a pan with olive oil over medium heat.
10.For the sauce- In the same pan add chopped tomatoes ,garlic powder, dried oregano and let it bubble nicely, put the meat balls in the sauce and stir it for 5 minutes.

SERVING
11.Serve the meat balls with sauce and lentil salad.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Stir Fried
Ingredient: 
Meat
Interest: 
Party
Restriction: 
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
40 Minutes
Servings: 
3

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