Blue Apron: Hoisin-Glazed Chicken Meatballs with Zucchini and Brown Rice

Blue Apron round two, y’all. This dinner was equally as delicious albeit a little heavier. This packed around 700 calories per person, which isn’t terrible but it make me conscious of what I was eating earlier in the day. I also went a little light with the brown rice which is where I believe the majority of the calories come from. Either way, it’s much healthier than take-out.

Sauteed garlic, ginger, and scallions are combined together with ground chicken, breadcrumbs, hoisin sauce, soy glaze, and sambal oelek and then formed into delicious balls of meat! We ended up with 10 which was perfect, 5 each. They weren’t very large. While your rice is cooking, brown the meatballs in a little bit of olive oil and then set aside. Saute the zucchini in the same pan while scraping up all the yummy browned bits. Once the zucchini is browned and soft, add the meatballs back in along with the remaining hoisin sauce and soy glaze and 1/2 cup of water. The water is necessary because it loosens up the thick hoisin sauce and soy glaze. Let all this yumminess cook for an additional 5-7 minutes, until the sauce has come together and the meatballs are fully cooked.

To plate, simply add a small amount of brown rice in the bottom of a bowl and top with the meatball zucchini mixture. Make sure to add another spoonful of that delicious sauce! Top with sesame seeds and scallions. Stuff face.

Hoisin-Glazed Chicken Meatballs

These meatballs were so juicy and tender. The flavor was outstanding. There really isn’t anything bad I can say about this dinner. Blue Apron did it again and I couldn’t be happier. We had nothing leftover and used all of our ingredients. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it…

Have a great weekend, lovelies!


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