Chicken Balls With Tomato And Saffron Recipe | MAGGI® Arabia

Chicken Balls with Tomato and Saffron

This is a lovely recipe for delicious Indian style chicken balls with tomato and saffron. Check out other recipes in MAGGI® Arabia for more home cooking inspirations.


  • 400 g skinned chicken breasts or 400 g, minced
  • ¼ cup basmati rice or 50 g, cooked
  • ½ cup split chickpeas or 75 g, cooked
  • ⅓ cup fresh parsley or 25 g, chopped
  • ⅓ cup coriander leaves or 25 g, chopped
  • ⅓ cup fresh dill or 25 g, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion or 100 g, chopped
  • 2 dried limes
  • Pinch of saffron filaments
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 2 medium tomatoes or 300 g, peeled and pureed
  • 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  • ¼ teaspoon white ground pepper
  • 2 cubes MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon Less Salt
  • 3 cups water or 750 ml

How to Prepare

  1. Combine in a large mixing bowl each of minced chicken, cooked rice, cooked split chickpeas, parsley, coriander and dill and mix well until well combined (season with salt and pepper).
  2. Divide minced chicken mixture into portions and shape them into medium balls and set them aside.
  3. Heat oil in a medium saucepan and cook onion until golden color. Add dried limes, saffron leaves, turmeric, tomato, tomato paste, white pepper and MAGGI® Chicken Bouillon Less Salt cubes and stir for 5 mins.
  4. Add water and bring to boil then simmer for 5 mins and add the prepared chicken balls, cover and simmer again for 25 mins or until chicken balls are well cooked.

Nutritional Info

Energy : 280.00 Kcal
Protein : 21.00 g
Carbohydrate : 23.00 g
Fats : 12.00 g

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