Spaghetti & (Chicken) Meatballs | #PHLOCKDOWN Day 5

It’s #PHLockdown Day 5 and I’m sharing with you our lunch for day 2. The ingredients I used here are our kitchen staples. I always have frozen ground chicken in the freezer and canned tomatoes. So when Ykaie requested for Spaghetti and Meatballs, I was able to cook it for her. So Linguine & Chicken Meatballs in marinara sauce was our lunch.

Sauce is so simple and easy to make. I just sautéed garlic in olive oil, then poured in the canned tomatoes. Then I let it simmer for a few minutes and seasoned it with oregano, basil, salt and sugar and it’s done. For the chicken meatballs, I combined: ground chicken, onion, garlic, parsley, oregano, egg, bread crumbs, salt, and pepper. I also added Malunggay powder for a boost in nutrition. Then I mold it into a ball and fried it before adding it to the sauce. It smelled so good while simmering.

Ayan, naka-2 serving agad si ate Ykaie…

#PHLockdown Day 3 Lunch: Crispy Binagoongan with Talong, Steamed Talbos ng Kamote (Camote tops), Cauli Rice, and sawsawang Calamansi!

Our Day 3 lunch menu is Crispy Binagoongan with eggplant, Steamed talbos ng Kamote, Cauli Rice, and sawsawang calamansi. I had to use all these veggies or they will go bad, hence this lunch.

I have little veggies left in the kitchen and scared to go out because I just heard the update of 307 confirmed cases as of today.

How about you mommies? How are you holding up?


Spaghetti & (Chicken) Meatballs

  • Author: Peachy Adarne


  • 500g Spaghetti, cooked according to package directions
  • grated parmesan cheese

for the Marinara Sauce

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 can diced tomato/ crushed tomato ( I used Doña Elena)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 2 tsp ground oregano
  • 12 tbsp sugar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

for the chicken meatballs

  • 500g ground chicken
  • 1 white onion, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tbsp dried or fresh parsley
  • 1 tsp dried or powdered oregano
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup breadcrumbs
  • ½ tsp salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp malunggay powder (optional)
  • oil for frying


  1. Make the Chicken Meatballs: In a large bowl, mix all of the ingredients together by hand except the oil. Form them into 1 1/2 inch balls and set them on a plate.
  2. Heat a large non-stick frying pan with about 2 tbsp of olive oil and fry the meatballs in two batches until golden on all sides. Set aside.
  3. Cook the Marinara Sauce: In a pot, sauté garlic in heated oil until brown.Pour in diced tomato/ crushed tomato. Add water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 30 seconds over low heat.
  4. Add the basil, oregano, salt and sugar. Stir and simmer for a few seconds.. and it’s DONE!
  5. Add the meatballs in the sauce and simmer it for about 3 minutes to become flavorful and it’s ready to serve.
  6. To serve: Scoop sauce and meatballs on top of Spaghetti on a plate. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and enjoy while hot.

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33 Responses

  1. Ang sasarap lahat ng dishes mo momsh. Sana matutunan ko lahat i prepare for my family. Thanks for alwats sharing ?

  2. Ang sarap naman na may pa toppings na meat balls. Thanks sa recipe mommy may idea na ko para makapag luto ng bago sa panlasa.

  3. Sarap nito momsh! Favorite talaga ng mga kids ang spaghetti noh and pati na kids at heart

  4. Ang sarap nyan for sure mommy Peach. . Namis ko narin po magspagetti. Thanks for the recipe mamsh ?

  5. Spaghetti is one of mine favorite dishes…… Mostly i watch different recipes of this one…. and here it seems to be very delicious….I am surely gonna try it once….Thanks for sharing it….

  6. As an Italian I want to say that in Italy we don’t eat pasta with meatballs. In a few words we prepare the sauce with the meatballs then we take a part of it and for lunch we eat spaghetti with the meat sauce and for dinner the meatballs with the remaining sauce. However, I really liked this recipe.

  7. your spaghetti recipe looks out of this world! I am literally drooling! I can’t can’t can’t wait to make it, tomorrow for sure. Thank you.

  8. This looks like a great option while we’re stuck at home. I might have to give this a try using a meat substitute in place of the chicken.

  9. Italian food is one of my favorites, and we are quite addicted to it, at least twice a week this kind of cooking at home, very delicious.

  10. Those spaghetti chicken meatballs look amazing. I think we will be having something like that this week. And I am already staying away from stores even though cases are only up to about 40 here.

  11. That looks delicious! I do not enjoy cooking, but I love eating quality food! Thanks for the recipe

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