Japanese Miso Chicken Meatball Hot Pot

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Soups and Stews

By The Editors of Saveur

Published 2015

  • About

Preparing a Japanese hot pot, which calls for gently simmering ingredients in broth, is an art built on one simple rule: All the components must be added in a particular order to maximize flavor and texture. Here, the light, delicately flavored medley of mushrooms, meatballs, and vegetables is seasoned with soy sauce at the table.


For the Meatballs

  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 2 tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1


  1. Make the meatballs: Mix ingredients in a bowl until combined. Using wet hands, roll mixture into twelve oz. balls and place on a parchment paper–lined baking sheet. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for 20 minutes.
  2. Make the broth: Combine dashi, miso, sake, g