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Yakitori-style Tsukune Meatballs

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Yakitori-style Tsukune Meatballs
Recipe Serves 2
Minutes Prep 15
Minutes Cook 10
Total Minutes 25
Difficulty: easy


  • 6 green onions, thinly sliced with white & green parts separated
  • 12 ounces ground chicken
  • ¼ c Annie Chun’s Stir Fry Sauce
  • Japanese curry powder, to taste
  • 1persian cucumber
  • 1lime
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 1 tbsp unrefined coconut oil
  • 4 ounces baby spinach
  • White & black sesame seeds
  • 1 avocado


Combine chicken, white parts of the green onions, 2 tbsp stir-fry sauce and season with salt, curry powder, and pepper to taste. Stir until well combined, then place covered in the freezer to harden while you prepare the rest of the ingredients.

In a ziplock bag, combine the chopped cucumber, green parts of the scallions, 2 tablespoon lime juice and season with salt and pepper. Using a heavy bottomed object (like a cup), smash the vegetables. Cut a small corner of the bag to drain excess liquid. Then, stir in the tahini and coconut oil until well combined.

Shape meatballs and fry for 6-8 minutes or until cooked through. Add 2 tbsp of stir-fry sauce and simmer alongside the meatballs until thickened and coated.

Toss the spinach in the smashed cucumber dressing, season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with the meatballs topped with sesame seeds, scallions, and avocado slices.

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