Chicken-and-Ricotta Meatballs in Broth Recipe

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Submitted by anad1027

Makes 4 servings



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Recipe Ingredients for Chicken-and-Ricotta Meatballs in Broth

1 pound ground chicken
8 servings (2 cups) nonfat ricotta
1/2 cup grated Parmesan
1 large egg
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 Ground nutmeg, to taste
8 cups (64 ounces) low-sodium chicken broth
1 fruit lemon, zest peeled off in wide strips, plus lemon slices for serving
1 teaspoon dried thyme
5 ounces baby spinach

Recipe Directions for Chicken-and-Ricotta Meatballs in Broth

  1. In a large bowl, mix chicken with ricotta, Parmesan, egg, salt, and pinch of nutmeg until thoroughly combined. Refrigerate until ready to use.

  2. In a large Dutch oven or heavy pot, combine broth, lemon zest, and thyme and bring to a simmer. Using a spring-loaded 1/4-cup ice-cream scoop or two large spoons, drop meatball mixture into broth (you should have 18 meatballs). Simmer gently until meatballs float and are cooked through, 10 to 12 minutes. Just before serving, add spinach to broth and let wilt; garnish soup with lemon slices.

Categories

Soup

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 805.4g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
327
Calories from Fat
59
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
6.6g
10%
Saturated Fat
2.6g
13%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
139mg
46%
Sodium
1485mg
62%
Potassium
262mg
7%
Total Carbohydrates
12.1g
4%
Dietary Fiber
1.5g
6%
Sugars
4.9g
Protein
53.7g
Vitamin A 81% Vitamin C 37%
Calcium 61% Iron 18%
* 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
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • High in calcium
  • Very high in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin C
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
  • High in sodium
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