Chicken Meatballs with Garlicky Greens

28’s Home Nutrition Program (portions based on our Women’s ‘Healthy Weight Maintenance’ Eating Plan)
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Australian
Servings 1


  • 1 cup sweet potato cut into small cubes
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

Ingredients for Meatballs

  • 150 g chicken mince
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

Ingredients for Sautéed Greens

  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1 cup broccoli cut into small florets
  • 1/2 zucchini sliced
  • 2 cups baby spinach


  • Place the sweet potato in a saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil and simmer until the sweet potato is soft and can easily be stabbed with a fork. Once cooked, drain the water and mash the sweet potato. Stir through the olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • In the meantime, combine the chicken mince, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper in a bowl. Form the mixture into even sized meatballs.
  • Heat the olive oil in a pan and cook the meatballs for 10 minutes, turning occasionally so all sides are golden and the meatballs are cooked through. Remove from the heat.
  • In the same pan, add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute to golden.
  • Add the broccoli and zucchini to the pan, season with salt and pepper and cook for 5 minutes to soften.
  • Next, add the spinach to the pan and cook for another 2-3 minutes to wilt.
  • Plate up the mashed sweet potato, sautéed greens and meatballs.
Keyword Autumn Recipe, High Protein

Posted by Shahna Sarpi

Shahna is a qualified nutritionist passionate about helping people live a nourished life through healthy eating and lifestyle practices. Utilising a whole foods approach to nutrition, Shahna aims to educate and inspire people to become their healthiest selves. With a love of food and being in the kitchen, she enjoys cooking up a storm and creating healthy recipes that everyone will enjoy.