Comfort food found in eating Chicken Meatballs smothered in Tomato Sauce

image of chicken meatballs in tomato sauce cooking in a pot

Comfort Food: Simmering chicken meatballs in tomato sauce


  • 500g chicken mince (however you can use lamb, pork or beef)
  • 1 onion, chopped finely
  • 2 tsp parsley (roughly chopped), you can add more if you love the taste of parsley, but be careful, it can overpower the flavour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground pepper
  • coconut oil or animal rendering/fat to cook in

Tomato Sauce

  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 tins (400g each) of tomatoes (can be plum/roma/chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp xylitol (or an equivalent sweetener in terms of volume/sweetness)
  • 1 tbsp freshly chopped basil or oregano (or use 1 tsp dried equivalent
  • grated cheese (optional as a topping on the dish)

How to make?

  1. Mix the mince, onion, parsley, salt and pepper in a bowl.  Roll into balls
  2. Heat the oil/fat in a frying pan, and brown the meatballs on both sides, until golden.

    image of browning chicken meatballs

    Browning Chicken Meatballs

  3. Add the tomato paste and cook for a further 1 minute.
  4. Pour in the tinned tomatoes, garlic, xylitol & dried herbs (fresh only at end of the cooking process) and simmer on a low heat for the next 20-30minutes.
  5. Season further if required.
  6. Add the cheese.  Turn on the oven grill, and grill the cheese until golden & crispy.
    Now it’s ready to be eaten with zucchini noodles or your cauli-rice.

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