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Next up in our anime food IRL series is a recipe straight from the anime with no modifications — Itadori’s meatballs from Jujutsu Kaisen! This is a simple chicken and ginger meatball recipe that we paired with white rice. Since the ingredients list in the show (below) didn't specify how much, I'll include that in my instructions at the end of this post.
This dish is not only simple, but its also really healthy, too. Ground chicken is usually lower in calories and fat than beef, so this is great for anybody with dietary concerns in mind. The mildness of the chicken allows for the flavor of the ginger and green onions to shine, so I don't recommend using beef here.
If you're counting calories, four servings when using a lean ground chicken came out to only 189 calories each! If you're following myWW, your SmartPoints may vary depending on exactly what fat percentage your chicken has, but should be low in SmartPoints regardless.
Ingredients (serves four)
This recipe is super simple and super delicious, earning a 10/10 for both taste and ease of replication. I highly recommend this, especially if you're looking to mix up how you typically eat meatballs!
The ginger gave the meatballs a nice, refreshing flavor. I recommend pairing this with carrots, bean sprouts, cabbage, and mushroom but most veggies should pair well with this. The rice I used is Nishiki brand; they make white sushi rice so it has a really nice texture and goes great with Japanese dishes like this one.
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Jessica is a huge Disney, anime, and Star Wars nerd who channeled that love into motivation to lose 75 lbs.