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Spinach & Chicken Meatballs


This is one of the most simplest recipes and now with the Air Fryer, it becomes easier. I don’t usually eat fried food or fry in oil for health’s sake.  But the air fryer makes me want to eat them – air fried!

You can have these meatballs in sandwiches, a snack, a side dish or even as a main course with a simple salad and roast potatoes.



I make this with many variations and usually add any vegetable that I have on that day. You can form it into different shapes as per your liking.

It is tasty on its own or with some tomato/chilli sauce if preferred.

When I have unexpected guests, I will make this in a jiffy and it goes well for tea time too.

It is a fast to cook – good to eat recipe. Do make it. You and your family will enjoy it too.

This time it was lunch and I made Olive Samba Rice to eat with the meatballs.



300 g minced chicken

1 cup chopped spinach*

1 green chilli, chopped finely

1 tsp finely chopped ginger

1 tsp garam masala**

1 egg

1 tsp vegetable oil (I used corn oil)

Salt and pepper to taste



Wash and drain spinach; then chop it.

Put all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.

Form into balls and air fry for 6 minutes, turn over and fry for a further 2 mins until fully cooked.



* I have used baby spinach (salad spinach) instead of the Malaysian spinach for this recipe for its crispness.

** Garam masala is an aromatic spice mix; it can be obtained from larger supermarkets or in Indian grocery stores.

You can add more chilli and garam masala for extra flavour and spiciness.

If you do not have an air fryer, you may bake it in the oven at 180C for 15 to 20 minutes till golden brown. You will not need to turn over. Or you can just fry it in oil – just remember to drain the oil completely before serving.

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