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Oct 29, 2011 12:45 PM

Amylu's Kickin Cranberry Chicken Meatballs with jalapenos

I just tasted these and they are fabulous. I didn't buy them because I keep a kosher house. I would love to get the recipe if anyone has made something similar. It says it has chicken and thiegh meat, cranberries, jalapenos and cane sugar juice???
These are not in a sauce, and they are delicious just the way they are. If someone has made something similiar would love the recipe. Thank you.

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        1. re: paprkutr

          I've not had these but I suspect they'd be pretty simple to replicate. What I would do: ground chicken breast and thigh meat, or grind your own, chopped fresh cranberries, minced jalapeƱos, sauteed, maybe a little onion, sauteed as well; if you don't have access to bottled cane sugar juice, use regular sugar, brown sugar or honey, golden syrup, or even maple syrup for a different profile; these sugars are not quite the same as cane juice, but are reasonable subs. Whole Foods most likely carries cane juice. Season well, I'd add a little thyme, but that's me, roll, brown and serve. Normally ground chicken needs a filler like breadcrumbs to bind the chicken mixture, but I don't add egg, as it tends to make the mix too wet.

          The Amylu recipe contains maple sugar as well. Hope this helps.

          1. re: bushwickgirl

            Thank you! I was thinking doing something like that. I will probably try making them in a few weeks, I'll let you know how they come out.

            1. re: paprkutr

              Good, because they sound delicious I should make these, but ground chicken is kind of a not liked thing in casa bushy (not by me.)

              On a personal note, I'm not so clear on kosher kitchens, just understand the basics of keeping kosher. What abut the recipe makes them not kosher? Just curious.

              1. re: bushwickgirl

                The meat. The meat doesn't come from a kosher butcher. The animals are slaughtered in a special way at a strictly kosher place with a Rabbi around to watch. There are a lot of restrictions on the parts of the animals that can be used. In the case of the chicken it is the way it is slaughtered, the whole chicken is edible.
                If you have anyother questions, I will try to answer them.

                1. re: paprkutr

                  Oh, of course! I just overlooked that, duh. Thanks! I was looking at the ingredients rather than considering the processing. Thanks for taking the time to explain.

        2. I make turkey meatballs with grated apple and grated cheddar, and these get a handful of chopped dried cranberries too. Dried cranberries ("craisins" is the brand name in my pantry) are sweetened so you probably would not need to add additional sugar/syrup.

          I forget what else the original recipe included but I always add salt, pepper, maybe grainy mustard too.

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          1. re: saucydiva

            Saveur just had a recipe for turkey meatballs with dried cranberries and sage, similar to the chicken, with a bit of maple, IIRC. Both egg and soaked bread was added as a binder.