Dietitian's Pick: 17-minute Chicken And Ricotta Meatballs

Serves: 4 (Serving size depends on each bariatric patient’s needs)

Time to make: 17 mins


  • 500g chicken mince

  • 250g fresh ricotta, crumbled

  • 25g (1/3 cup) finely grated parmesan

  • 1 lemon, rind finely grated

  • 1 green shallot, finely chopped

  • 1 garlic clove, crushed

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • 500g jar tomato pasta sauce

  • 250ml (1 cup) Massel salt reduced chicken style liquid stock

  • 1/2 bunch fresh basil, top leaves torn off (see tip)

  • 105g (1/2 cup) dried risoni pasta

  • Parmesan, to serve


Step 1

Combine the chicken, ricotta, parmesan, lemon rind, shallot and garlic in a large bowl. Season well. Roll into about 12 golf ball-sized meatballs. Transfer to a plate.

Step 2

Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over high heat. Cook meatballs, turning occasionally, for 3 minutes or until just browned. Add sauce, stock, basil and risoni. Stir to combine. Cover. Reduce heat to medium. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 9 minutes or until risoni is tender and chicken is cooked through. Serve with extra parmesan.

Nutrition Info

ENERGY 2341 kj



FIBRE 4.5g




"When I joined [Transformed], I had been on a waiting list for Bariatric surgery for almost a year and had given up hope on most methods of weight loss.


But after signing up and meeting the team I felt so supported that I was willing to try. In 6 months I lost 40kg and have my life back."

- Ben

"Thanks to all the staff at Your Health Hub, I have lost over 50kg since having a lapband in 2017.


I highly recommend the program to anybody who would like to lose weight but have found it difficult to in the past. "

- Paul

"This program has really transformed my life. So far I’ve lost 16kg and thanks to the knowledge and support from the whole team at the Hub.


I’m now leading a more active and healthy life. I definitely recommend this fantastic program."

- Michelle


Your Health Hub

Medical and Allied Health

Level 2 Shop 12, 31-33 Cambridge Road

Bellerive TAS 7018

P: (03) 6122 0166


Opening Hours

Tuesday - Thursday 

8.30am - 5pm

Name: *

Email: *

Phone: *


No referral necessary

  • Facebook - White Circle
  • Instagram - White Circle