Meals like this just make me happy.

It’s healthy but filling; comforting but exciting; delicious but simple. The meatballs are flavored with a classic Korean sauce, the pasta tossed with a simple dressing of toasted sesame oil and soy sauce. It’s the perfect combination lean protein, whole grains and vegetables and the ultimate in clean eating.

Asian Spaghetti & Meatballs - 4 servings

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/2 red pepper, chopped
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Gochujang sauce
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat panko
  • 8 oz brown rice noodles (I used Brown Rice Mai Fun sent to me by Annie Chun’s)
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 2 Tbsp soy sauce

Combine chicken, peppers, green onion, gochujang sauce and panko.

Mix until just combined.

Form into little balls and place in muffin tins. (I used a mini muffin tin)

Bake at 350° for about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile prepare noodles as directed and toss with sesame oil and soy sauce.

Top noodles with meatballs and serve with sriracha or additional gochujang if desired.

Veggies for the meal were sautes of bok choy and snow peas with peppers.

12 Comments (Reply )

  1. Andrea (Off Her Cork)
    Jan 05, 2011 @ 8:51 am

    Yum! I’ve always had this in the back of my head to do an Asian style spaghetti dinner. I like that you used rice noodles instead of a heavier thicker noodle like a soba. Looks great Emily!


  2. Estela @ Weekly Bite
    Jan 05, 2011 @ 9:06 am

    This is such a creative meal! Sound delicious :)


  3. Sarah Jayne
    Jan 05, 2011 @ 9:18 am

    Yum! Great idea- I love meatballs, and I LOVE ethnic takes on them. I have a bunch of boneless skinless chicken thighs sitting in the fridge right now- might have to whirl them up in my food processor and make these!


  4. Tracey
    Jan 05, 2011 @ 10:24 am

    Yet another one of your meals that looks amazing. I really think my husband would LOVE this dish and I know I would like it.


  5. Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous!
    Jan 05, 2011 @ 1:57 pm

    Wow that looks amazing! My husband absolutely loves meatballs, and these look like a much better option than the one’s he usually eats! ;)


  6. kate
    Jan 06, 2011 @ 6:59 am

    this sounds super good! what a creative idea. thanks for sharing!


  7. Mo
    Jan 06, 2011 @ 8:35 am

    Oh this is so creative and sounds right up my alley! Thanks for posting this light and delicious looking recipe!


  8. Alex @ IEatAsphalt
    Jan 06, 2011 @ 1:24 pm

    I love this idea! Bookmarked the recipe so I can try it soon.


  9. lynn @ the actor's diet
    Jan 06, 2011 @ 6:31 pm

    i love this idea. i may wanna give it a try with some tofu?!?


    • Emily
      Jan 09, 2011 @ 8:10 am

      I think it would be great with tofu!


  10. Dana @ Budget Dietitian
    Jan 08, 2011 @ 8:18 pm

    This looks very good!


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