Umami
Umami

Thai-Inspired Chicken Meatball Soup

6 servings

servings

30 minutes

total time

Ingredients

1 (4-inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled

6 garlic cloves, peeled

1 jalapeño

2 pounds ground chicken

1 large bunch cilantro, leaves and stems finely chopped, a few whole leaves reserved for serving

3 tablespoons fish sauce

Kosher salt

2 tablespoons vegetable or coconut oil, plus more as needed

2 cups chicken broth

1 (14-ounce) can full-fat coconut milk

1/2 teaspoon granulated sugar

5 ounces baby spinach

1 tablespoon lime juice, plus lime wedges for serving

Steamed white or brown rice, for serving

Directions

Using the small holes of a box grater, or a Microplane, grate the ginger, garlic and jalapeño (or finely chop them by hand). Transfer half to a large bowl and set the rest aside. To the large bowl, add the chicken, finely chopped cilantro, 2 tablespoons fish sauce and 1 teaspoon salt. Use your hands or a fork to fully combine but do not overmix.

Use your hands or an ice cream scoop to form 2-inch meatballs (about 2 ounces each). In a large Dutch oven or pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Working in batches, add the meatballs in a single layer and cook, flipping halfway through, until golden brown on two sides, 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a plate and repeat, adding oil as needed.

Once all the meatballs are browned and out of the pot, if the oil is burned, wipe it out and add a bit more to the pot. Reduce the heat to medium, add the reserved ginger mixture and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the chicken broth, coconut milk, sugar and the remaining 1 tablespoon fish sauce, and bring to a simmer. Add the meatballs and any juices from the plate, and simmer until the flavors come together and the meatballs are cooked through, 5 to 8 minutes.

Remove from heat, and stir in the spinach and lime juice. Divide rice among bowls, then top with meatballs, broth and cilantro. Serve with lime wedges.

Nutrition

Serving Size

-

Calories

436

Total Fat

32 g

Saturated Fat

20 g

Unsaturated Fat

10 g

Trans Fat

0 g

Cholesterol

-

Sodium

944 mg

Total Carbohydrate

9 g

Dietary Fiber

1 g

Total Sugars

2 g

Protein

31 g

6 servings

servings

30 minutes

total time
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