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These chicken meatballs are tender, juicy and swimming in a super flavorful creamy sauce that coats each one just so. Tefteli are like the Slavic version of Swedish meatballs. Youll be happy to know these meatballs, are quick and easy to whip up and they were a big hit with the kiddos! They also re-heat really well.

In Russian, these Porcupine Meatballs (Tefteli Ezhiki) are called this way because of the rice that is used in them, that pokes out from the meatballs in little “quills”. For me a good meatball is all about the softness and the texture of that rich meat and the way it sort of melts in your mouth. These Russian meatballs are traditionally made with addition of rice which gives them an incredibly soft, rich and juicy texture. And the creamy sauce makes them intensely packed with flavor. These meatballs are going to be the best ones you’ve ever tried!

They are delicious and freeze so well. We all know it’s not easy to come up with delicious healthy meals night after night. So having a freezer packed with delicious home cooked meatballs can be a real life saver.


For the Meatballs:

2 kg of chicken breasts
1.5 cups cooked white rice, cooled to room temp or colder
2 eggs
65 gr OR ½ cup of plain flour
1 large onion
4 garlic cloves
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper

For the Sauce:

75 gr butter
75 gr flour
4 cups vegetable stock
150 ml double cream
150 gr of sour cream
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp chilli
Salt and Pepper to taste
Freshly chopped parsley/ dill for garnish


Step 1: In a food processor add onion, garlic and chicken breast and blitz until all chopped. Then add the mixture into a large bowl, add eggs, paprika, salt ,pepper and cooked rice. Mix everything together until all combined.

Step 2 : In a separate bowl add flour and add 1 large tbsp of your wet chicken mixture, and shape the tefteli in your hand covering it in flour.

Step 3 : In a frying pan, add your chicken tefteli and fry in oil for 5 min until brown colour, flip them around, cook them for few more min and set them aside.

Step 4 : In the same pan over medium heat, add butter then whisk in flour and continue mixing until golden in colour. Add vegetable stock and mix it until it becomes thicker. Do it slowly as you mix it, then add all the spices, sour cream and double cream.

Step 5 : Bring sauce to a simmer and add all your meatballs, slow cook them for 2-3 hours on lowest heat, and keep stirring the meatballs. If it becomes too thick, add more water. Serve warm with any garnish that you like! Enjoy!

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looks good.


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Ooo yes I had these when I visited my friends family in Donbas. Very nice. Thanks for sharing .

What an amazing recipe. I wonder if I can make a roux using almond flour and a bit of pea protein powder. It might work?? :)

He Super!!!

Looks like my mom. I love Meatballs.
Have a nice day.!/c/fps.russia

This is worth trying. Do they really need 2-3 hours. How about after frying they go into a slow you think that would work?

Beautiful recipe .... I like this food .

Thank you for sharing.

Thank you for sharing hopefully dining menyenang kan.
We pray for you with your wife hope healthy always, our new arrivals here,
Thank you warm greetings

my mother-in-law is cooking something like that, very tasty!

Look so yummy😊got an idea for family gathering.thank you for sharing😊

Looks delicious. And thanks for sharing the recipe. Upvoted

I love meatballs, and i am incredibly fascinated at how you made this. I hope you know we would do a recap of all these delicacies when i visit? Haha. It will be "Recap session with @allasyummyfood and @olawalium". I will do all the tasting. Hahahahahahahaha.

Wow, Het is echt lekker hoor @allasyummyfood Ik heb nu honger. You made an amazing content, We sould connect and support each other by follow each other. I already upvoted you and following you, please think about that. Thanks and greeting from @chanthasam

Chicken Kotleti (Russian-style Meatballs) 01Hello everything! The post today is one of my favorite Russian meatball recipes called chicken kotroli. They are super moist and soft and can be enjoyed warm or cold.Kotoko does not look like a traditional round meatball, but there's more round bread or hamburger. They are traditionally made from beef, pork, or a combination of both. Though chicken, turkey, and even fish can also be used. Thank for sharing @allasyummyfood


ooh wow never tried these :))) will have a look!

Wow amazing ... Beautiful recipe .... I like this food . Thakh you for sharing. Best of luck.

OH MY GOODNESS. I love meatballs....and that looks AMAZING! I've never seen it done like this before!!!

😢😢😢 I'm craving for a taste of this sumptuous meal....

Would have to find a way to make it myself...
One problem though...
Please what's a chicken tefteli?
Is there any other name for it so I can easily get the ingredients around...

I really wanna make this...


if you watch the video - you can get all the ingredients my friend :)

These look damn tasty! I'm gonna make some this week with my daughter, we cook all the time together. Gonna follow for more great recipes too, keep em coming!


This looks so delicious. I have tried Swedish meatballs before but not Russian. Great idea to make in advance and freeze for another day for a quick meal. Thanks for sharing

I am going to make this. We have a large family. It looks really good.

This looks good... and the chicken is light flesh, you can eat a lot :)
I must try :)

Yummy, wow so what's nice is most of these ingredients I usually have on stock anyways so this is a good recipe to try for me.