Easy Chicken Meatballs-
We eat a lot of vegetables, fish and chicken at our house. Did you know some of the simplest recipes can be made with ground chicken breast? I always use freshly ground boneless skinless chicken breast to assure a quality recipe. These easy chicken meatballs can be a wonderful substitute for recipes traditionally made using beef meatballs. Marinara and Alfredo sauces love covering your easy chicken meatballs, wink.
This is not a restricted diet recipe please see Katies Tid Bits for substitutions.
What You Need
1 ½ Cups Katie’s breadcrumbs
1 Lb. Ground chicken breast
2 Large eggs
½ Cup milk *
2 Cloves garlic crushed
Pinch of salt (optional)
1/2 tsp. White pepper (ground)
3 Tbsp. canola oil (or vegetable oil) divided
1 Cup freshly grated parmesan cheese *
Large baking pan
1 Shallow bowl with lip (I use a pie pan)
Medium size mixing bowl
Before you Start– Preheat oven to 400 °, coat baking pan with 1 Tbsp. oil, add breadcrumbs to pie dish and set aside.
Lets Make It!
In the mixing bowl combine eggs, milk and remaining oil and whisk to combine, add garlic, salt, pepper, cheese and chicken. Mix well with your hands ( add a bit of oil to the palms of your hands to keep it from sticking) or use a large fork and spoon. Roll about 1 heaping Tbsp. of the chicken mixture in the palms of your hands to create the meatball (smaller than a golf ball), roll meatball in prepared breadcrumbs to coat. Place each meatball about 2 inches apart on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat until the ingredients have all been used. Bake for 15 minutes, turn meatballs and cook for another 10 minutes. Or until golden or light brown and cooked through (please use a meat thermometer to test for doneness.)
Add these tasty meatballs to your favorite marinara, or cream sauce. They are great in meatball sub sandwiches too. These chicken meatballs freeze well so make a bunch and save for a quick meal.
Makes about a dozen
Katies Tid Bits* replace milk with your favorite dairy substitute, if you use a nut based substitute it will change the taste a bit consider using rice milk or lactose free milk if possible. Use your favorite Parmesan cheese substitute.
Will you use this easy chicken meatball recipe in your menu planning?
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