Chicken Meatballs Recipe

Looking for an easy chicken meatballs recipe? Learn how to make chicken meatballs using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by crzeszutko

Makes 12 servings



3 slices Italian bread, torn into small bits (1 cup) 1/3 cup milk 3 ounces sliced pancetta, finely chopped (you can swap in Canadian Bacon if you can?t find pancetta) 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 small garlic clove, minced 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 large egg 1 pound ground chicken 2 tablespoons tomato paste, divided* 3 tablespoons finely chopped flat-leaf parsley used breadcrumbs instead of bread and milk

Recipe Ingredients for chicken meatballs

24 oz Chicken, ground, raw
5 oz Sliced Panchetta Bacon
3 oz Sun-Dried Tomatoes
1 medium (2-1/2" dia) Onions
1 cup, chopped Peppers, Sweet, Red
1 oz Breadcrumbs
2.5 serving Tomato Paste
1 tbsp Olive Oil
1 jumbo Egg, Whole

Recipe Directions for chicken meatballs

  1. Preheat oven to 400F with a rack in the upper third of the oven. Soak bread in milk in a small bowl until softened, about four minutes.

  2. Cook pancetta, onion, and garlic in one tablespoon oil with 1/2 teaspoon each of salt and pepper in a large skillet over medium heat until onion is softened, about 6 minutes. (Alternately, as in ?I thought of this after the fact?, I?d bet you could render the pancetta for a couple minutes and cook the onions and garlic in that fat, rather than olive oil.) Cool slightly.

  3. Squeeze bread to remove excess milk, then discard milk. Lightly beat egg in a large bowl, then combine with chicken, 1 tablespoon tomato paste, pancetta mixture, bread, and parsley. Form 12 meatballs and arrange in another 4-sided sheet pan (I used a 913 roasting dish).

  4. Stir together remaining tablespoons of tomato paste and oil and brush over meatballs (the paste/oil does not mix in any cohesive manner, but just smoosh it on and run with it) , then bake in upper third of oven until meatballs are just cooked through, 15 to 20 minutes (though mine took a good 5 minutes longer).

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 126.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
198
Calories from Fat
92
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
10.2g
16%
Saturated Fat
3.3g
16%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
448mg
19%
Potassium
343mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
6.0g
2%
Dietary Fiber
1.1g
4%
Sugars
2.5g
Protein
16.2g
Vitamin A 10% Vitamin C 30%
Calcium 1% Iron 6%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
92% confidence
C+
  Good points
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
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