Chicken Satay Meatballs with Peanut Sauce
Yield:   About 32 1-inch meatballs
Cook Time:   15-20 minutes
Tips:   Cayenne pepper may be reduced to 1/4 teaspoon, if desired.
Suggestion:   Delicious served with toothpicks as an appetizer, or over rice as a main course.
Preheat oven to 350° F.


Place bread in a food processor and process briefly to turn into crumbs. Transfer bread crumbs to a medium mixing bowl.

Place chicken breasts in food processor and process until evenly shredded (about 10-15 seconds). Add shredded chicken to the bowl of bread crumbs, then add diced onions, garlic, soy sauce, egg and salt and stir or mix with your hands to combine (if desired, use disposable gloves.

Form chicken mixture into 32 balls (about 1 inch in diameter) and place at least 1 inch apart on a baking sheet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until meatballs have turned light brown and appear done. While meatballs are baking, prepare sauce (recipe follows). Once meatballs have finished baking, remove from oven and transfer to a serving bowl or tray.

Peanut Sauce

In a nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium heat until hot. Once hot, reduce heat to low and add green onions and cook, stirring constantly, until tender (about 3 minutes), trying to avoid browning. Add coconut milk and peanut butter to onions and increase heat to medium. Stir until well combined, then add brown sugar, lime juice, fish sauce (or soy sauce), rice wine vinegar and cayenne pepper. Stir again to thoroughly combine, then reduce heat to low again and simmer until thickened (about 2-3 minutes). Add baked meatballs to sauce and gently stir to coat. Serve as an appetizer with toothpicks or over rice as a main course. (Tip: See recipe description for ways to keep meatballs warm while serving as appetizers.)