Chicken meatballs in saffron tomato sauce

  • 1 pound of ground chicken
  • 1 onion
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of breadcrumbs
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 tsp of turmeric
  • Olive oil
  • 5 tomatoes cut in small pieces
  • 1 tsp of paprika
  • 1 pinch of saffron

In a food processor, ground the onion. Add it to the ground chicken with the egg, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, turmeric. Mix very well. In a large skillet, heat up one tbsp of olive oil. With wet hands, form the meatballs and flatten them a little. Sear the meatballs for about 3 minutes on each side.

In a small bowl, fill up with 1/2 cup of hot water and add the saffron. Let it infuse for a couple of minutes.

In a large pan, heat up 1 tbsp of olive oil. Add the tomatoes, salt, pepper, paprika, saffron in the water and cook for 10min. With a potato masher, puree the tomatoes.

Add the meatballs and cover. Cook on a low fire for 20minutes.

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