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Chicken Scallion Ginger Meatballs with Garlic Cream Sauce

Chicken Scallion Ginger Meatballs with Garlic Lemon Cream Sauce

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  • 1 cup uncooked white rice
  • 1 1/4 pounds dark ground chicken
  • 1 bundle of scallions (green onions)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • Garlic Lemon Cream Sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced finely or pressed
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Cook rice according to package
  2. In large bowl combine the ground chicken, 2 scallions chopped, grated ginger, lemon zest, salt and pepper
  3. Shape into 1 inch meatballs
  4. Heat canola oil over medium heat in large skillet
  5. Once oil is heated add your meatballs, you’ll need to do two batches not over crowding the pan so they cook evenly
  6. Cook meatball browning all over cooking a couple minutes on all sides (about 10-12 minutes)
  7. Sauce:
  8. In sauce pan over medium heat add olive oil and garlic cooking till soft and translucent
  9. Add cream and cook till boil
  10. Pour in chicken stock and lemon juice and continue cooking until thickens a bit
  11. Salt and pepper to taste
  12. Serve immediately, plate rice, meat balls and pour over cream sauce, top with additional scallions
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Category: Main Dish