Why you may ask, I call these Almost-Swedish Chicken Meatballs?
The reason is, in Sweden, köttbullar (meatballs) are made with ground beef or a mix of ground beef and pork, and sometimes veal. I’ve used Ground Chicken instead.
Swedish meatballs are traditionally served with Lingonberry jam, which I didn’t use since my family will not like it. But, if this is something you will like, add cranberry, red currant or raspberry jelly as well.
I was inspired to make my own version after our lunch at the IKEA.
It was interesting that years ago I used to love IKEA’s Swedish meatballs, but now they taste so rubbery and the gravy is way too salty. I guess if you start mostly eating homecooked meals, it’s very difficult to dine outside.
You start to compare and complain, right?
This is a Super Easy, Baked version that you can prepare for your family in under an hour.
Serve over pasta, potatoes, buckwheat or even rice. Delicious any way you choose to serve it. I hope you will agree that this version is so much better than IKEA’s!
Just a few ingredients and you are ready to start!
Hot to prepare Almost-Swedish Chicken Meatballs
- In the large bowl mix all of the ingredients for the Meatballs. Wet your hands and shape the meatballs. Arrange in the baking dish. Add Light Olive oil, sliced onion, mushrooms, and parsley.
- Bake meatballs in the preheat to 400F oven until cooked through, about 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, prepare the Gravy. In the bowl mix, all of the Gravy ingredients listed. When meatballs are finished baking, pour the gravy on top.
- Bake uncovered at 350F for another 20 min.
- Cook your favorite pasta according to the package and serve meatballs with gravy on top.
- Garnish with herbs, green onions and serve.
Enjoy your creation!