Chicken meatballs are a great substitute for beef meatballs for a bit of lean and healthy protein. In this recipe, ground chicken is miced with garlic, cheese, and pickles for a bold little bite. The meatballs are served with a light sauce made from sauteed bell peppers and onions with a bit of tomato paste. The sauce is mild, so it really lets the flavor of the meatballs shine.

Ingredients

  • 500 grams ground chicken
  • 50 grams parmesan cheese
  • 1 garlic
  • 50 grams pickles
  • 1 egg
  • breadcrumbs
  • ground cumin
  • flour
  • vegetable oil
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • cornstarch

Directions

  1. In a bowl, mix the chicken, cheese, garlic, pickles, egg, breadcrumbs, and a pinch of cumin. Form the mixture into meatballs.
  2. Lightly coat them with flour.
  3. Heat some oil in a skillet and fry the meatballs in batches, cooking them on all sides. Drain the meatballs on paper towel and set aside.
  4. A a small amount of oil to a skillet and add the onion and bell peppers. Saute for about 5 minutes. Add the tomato paste and cook for a few minutes.
  5. Add the chicken broth and simmer for 10 minutes.
  6. Add the ingredients to a blender and puree until smooth. Add a small amount of cornstarch diluted in water to the sauce if it is too thin.
  7. Place the meatballs in the sauce and cook for 10 minutes on low heat. Serve warm.
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NutritionView more

400Calories
Sodium24%DV570mg
Fat32%DV21g
Protein61%DV31g
Carbs7%DV21g
Fiber8%DV2g

PER SERVING *

Calories400Calories from Fat190
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat21g32%
Saturated Fat5g25%
Trans Fat0g
Cholesterol170mg57%
Sodium570mg24%
Potassium950mg27%
Protein31g61%
Calories from Fat190
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate21g7%
Dietary Fiber2g8%
Sugars4g8%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Reviews(1)

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Brandie J. 26 May 2015
I never really thought about making meatballs any other way then what I have been doing for years. After making this recipe I will never go back to traditional meatballs ever again. It had so much flavor and it just melts in your mouth as soon as you eat it. I will be making this 5 star recipe anytime I need meatballs in my dish.