Swedish chicken meatballs. These signature meatballs with notes of aromatic spices are guaranteed to wow your loved ones at dinner time. Without a doubt, they’ll disappear in a flash!
Apart from their hugely popular flat packed furniture, the one thing that I love about the Swedish furniture giant is their iconic meatballs. I don’t think I’ll need another excuse to visit their store very often.
The traditional meatballs are made with a mixture of minced pork and beef. However, Swedish chicken meatballs are part of Ikea’s regular menu now, so how about a delicious twist with minced chicken? Chicken meatballs, mashed potatoes, lip-smacking sauce and the vibrant lingonberry jam. Who could resist this ultimate combo?
The perfect recipe calls for moist and juicy meatballs, so let me show you the right way to achieve it. In this Swedish chicken meatballs recipe, I’m going to substitute breadcrumbs with bread soaked in milk. And it’s the key to super juicy and moist meatballs.
Apart from soaked bread, onions, ground all spice, ground nutmeg and black pepper goes into the minced chicken mixture. Now, mix everything really well, and roll out meatballs. I made about 28 medium-sized meatballs. If the mixture is too sticky and doesn’t come together, stir in more breadcrumbs. Now, shallow fry the meatballs until they are cooked through and browned all over.
While the Swedish chicken meatballs are frying up in the pan, we’ll make the delicious mustard cream sauce. Fry butter and flour in a pan, and whisk in chicken stock and cream. For extra flavor and deliciousness, you’ll also need to add in Worcestershire sauce and dijon mustard. Season with salt and pepper.
Now, simmer for few minutes until the sauce is thickened. The fried meatballs go into the sauce and simmer for about 2-3 minutes. Finally, garnish with plenty of chopped parsley, and serve with mashed potatoes and lingonberry jam.