We got our hands on the reicpe for breakfast chicken meatballs from The Fourth, a restaurant in NYC’s East Village, which is a neighborhood famous for fantastic brunches.

“The chicken is a nice, lighter alternative to all-pork sausage for breakfast. This is a very popular item at the restaurant, served with a poached egg, tomato ragout and Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese,” says Executive Chef Marco Moreira. But you can top it with a fried egg and serve it on roasted potatoes or anything you like! Here’s our best basic tomato sauce recipe. The rest is up to you.