This meatballs are great for a dinner party or a light lunch.

Makes 18 small meatballs


  • 2  organic chicken breasts
  • 70g salted pistacchios, peeled and cut in small pieces
  • 1 bread roll
  • 1 tablespoon Ras el hanout (spice mix from North Africa)
  • 1 medium sized shallot
  • 50g bread crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 2-3 tablespoons good quality frying oil


  1. Chop two chicken breast in small cubes and make mince using a meat mincer.
  2. Peel and cut the onion in small pieces and fry with a bit of oil in a small frying pan and leave to cool down.
  3. Soak the bread roll in water until soft. Squeeze the roll and add to the chicken mince.
  4. Add the pistacchios, onion, egg, spices, lemon zest, breadcrumbs, salt and pepper to taste and mix well.
  5. Use wet hands and form approx. 18 small meatballs and place them on a plate.
  6. Leave the meatballs 15 minutes in the fridge.
  7. Using a large frying pan and fry the meatballs gently in 2-3 tablespoons of oil.
  8. Serve warm or cold with some sliced lemon.