If you are wondering how to make chicken meatballs and meatballs, you have come to the right place. We have been telling people how to make meatballs for decades. In fact, a recipe for meatballs appears in almost every edition of our famous Better houses and gardens New cookbook, including, of course, the newest edition ($ 20, Target). Although the mid-century recipe made with oil and plain milk was very good, our test kitchen has improved the formula over the years. Here, we’ll show you how to make chicken and meatballs even better than ever. (Spoiler alert: butter works better than oil, but the real secret is buttermilk.)
How to Make Chicken and Meatballs with Noodle Meatballs
The first question you need to answer as you learn how to make chicken and meatballs is what type of meatballs you want to make. Generally speaking, there are two basic categories of chicken meatballs and meatballs: fluffy cookie-shaped meatballs and flat noodle-shaped meatballs.
Here we will show you how to make puffed, cookie-shaped chicken meatballs. If you want to learn how to make chicken meatballs with the noodle-like variety, follow our Classic Chicken and Meatballs recipe.
Test cooking tip: Wondering how to make cookie chicken and meatballs? Cookies are not cooked Quite the same as meatballs in a stew; However, this easy and warm Chicken Cookie Pie recipe will offer you everything you’re looking for in a chicken and cookie recipe.
How to make chicken and meatballs with cornmeal meatballs
Here’s another choice to make as you learn how to make homemade meatballs and chicken: Do you want flour or cornmeal meatballs? More hearty than flour dumplings, cornmeal dumplings are a great option if you love cornbread (they resemble dense cornbread), and are a wonderfully filling option when looking for warm chicken dinners in winter. Try them in our Cornmeal Meatball Chicken Stew shown above.
How to make chicken and meatballs with flour dumplings
If you want to learn how to make chicken and meatballs from scratch, start with our more traditional Chicken and Meatballs recipe. You will notice that this recipe calls for buttermilk, which adds great body and texture to the meatballs. If you don’t have buttermilk, try these buttermilk substitutions.
Here are some tips to keep in mind when preparing chicken and meatballs:
Cut the shortening into the flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. The best way to do this is with a pastry blender ($ 14, Bed Bath & Beyond), although using two knives crosswise will work too.
Chicken meatballs and meatballs can be seasoned with herbs and other flavorful ingredients. For inspiration, try our Chicken Soup with Chives Meatballs, Chicken Meatballs and Spinach or Chicken Soup with Sage and Meatballs.
Make sure to place the dumpling mixture on top of the chicken in the pot. (Do not put the dumpling mixture in the liquid.) Remember: you are steaming the dumplings, so it is critical that the air in the pot is hot and steaming. Therefore, don’t lift the lid while the meatballs cook.
The meatballs are ready when a wooden toothpick inserted into the meatballs comes out clean.
Test cooking tip: How do you make meatballs with Bisquick? The two ingredient recipe is located on the back of the product box; just add milk to mix as directed. Another time, try our delicious Chicken & Crackers, which also calls for a packaged cookie mix.
Ta-da! Now you know how to make chicken and meatballs. Of course, these are not the only types of dumplings in the dumpling universe. Now that you have a grip on these all-American meatballs, go global and try Asian-style meatballs. And remember, meatballs swing sweet too. There are all kinds of dessert dumplings that are worth considering, especially in the summer and fall when fruits are at their best in season. How about some rhubarb-grinder meatballs, country-style pear meatballs, or classic Deluxe apple meatballs? Sweet or savory meatballs are one of our favorite ways to book a trip to comfort food city.