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Chicken Polpetti

Chicken Polpetti

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An Italian-inspired pasta dish that marries a flavorful tomato sauce with penne and healthier-than-usual meatballs. A little bit of bit comes from the scallions, garlic, and dijon.

Tags:Chef's ChoiceChild friendly

Produced in a facility that processes eggs, milk, fish, peanuts, sesame, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat.

Total Time30 minutes
Cooking difficultyEasy
serving amount
Ingredientsarrow down iconarrow down icon
serving amount

12 ounce

Ground Chicken

6 ounce

Penne Pasta





Yellow Onion

½ ounce


2 clove


¼ cup

Panko Breadcrumbs


Dijon Mustard

1 can

Crushed Tomatoes

Not included in your delivery

1 can

Olive Oil

Nutrition Values/ per serving
Nutrition Valuesarrow down iconarrow down icon
/ per serving
Energy (kJ)2590 kJ
Calories619 kcal
Fat0 g
Saturated Fat16 g
Carbohydrate86 g
Sugar0 g
Dietary Fiber9 g
Protein31 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sodium0 mg
Due to the different suppliers we purchase our products from, nutritional facts per meal can vary from the website to what is received in the delivered box, depending on your region.
Instructionsarrow up iconarrow up icon

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Mince the garlic and half the onion, and coarsley chop the basil leaves and scallions.


Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a pan over medium-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the onion and the garlic and sauté until just brown, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and reserve.


When the onion mixture is cool, add the panko, chicken and mustard to the bowl. Season with salt and pepper and mix well. With wet hands, form the mixture into meatballs the size of Ping-Pong balls.


Heat the remaining oil in the pan on high and swirl to coat the bottom. When the oil is hot, add the meatballs. Sauté the meatballs on all sides until brown, 4 to 5 minutes.


Cook the pasta in the salted boiling water until al dente, about 11 minutes. In the meantime, add the scallions, tomato sauce and basil to the pan with the meatballs and mix.


Reduce the heat under the sauce and meatballs to medium-los and simmer to blend the flavors, about 8 minutes covered. When ready, drain the pasta and add to the pan with the sauce, tossing together well.