These are addictive. I’m not sure why, since they’re so simple, but they are. It’s probably the chive. So good, I’m keeping some on hand for snacking.
gluten-free, paleo, Whole30
Air Fryer Sweet Potato & Chive Chicken Meatballs
1 pound ground chicken
1 small sweet potato, peeled & rough chopped (about 2 cups when shredded)
1/4 cup chives, snipped fine
1 small shallot, peeled & rough chopped
Salt & pepper
Whack your chopped sweet potato and shallot in a food processor until the pieces look like small shreds. Mix with the ground chicken and hit with generous salt & pepper.
Preheat your air fryer to 200C/400F for 3 minutes.
When your air fryer is done heating, form the ground chicken mix into roughly ping pong ball sized meatballs and drop into the basket in a single layer, leaving a little space around each ball to breathe. I did mine in 2 rounds. Air fry 7 minutes per batch, shaking a few times during the cooking process to avoid sticking. Mine wanted to stick a bit, but with the shaking, the balls stayed together and ended up coming out just fine.
Serve with pretty much anything – I had some for a super simple ‘I’m not that hungry’ dinner with some babaganoush one night, nestled in a mess of stir-fried snow peas for lunch, and alongside some lazy af Ranch-y zucchini for another dinner. These babies are versatile. Would also be great with pasta.
Serves 4-6, depending on what you do with them