Healthy Recipe – Chicken Meatballs

I like chicken. I like to EAT em. Now I know I mentioned that it’s perfectly fine to eat beef (just get the low fat kind, remember?), but I’ve been eating so much chicken lately I might actually prefer these. And they’re white, and white=healthy. Or at least, it looks like it. But probably the best part is that usually, chicken breast is quite a bit cheaper than low fat beef. Even the good kind. I use the hand-trimmed individually-packaged frozen chicken breasts from Costco which are about $2.70 per pound.

Get a Costco card.

Ground chicken works best for this. Isernio’s has a pretty good one, although it costs a lot more than getting a meat grinder and grinding the Costco stuff yourself.

ground-costco

Ground Costco

Now there’s a lot of recipes you can make, adding whatever cheeses or spices you want, but I’ll go with the basic one.

Ingredients:

1 lb ground chicken

1 large egg

2 Tablespoons bread crumbs

 

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Put the chicken in a bowl and add the rest of the ingredients on top.
  3. Mix into a nice, gooey, uh… goop.
  4. Form into meatballs. Whatever size you want! I make them about the same size as a superball.

    superball

    That’s a good size meatball

  5. Put the uncooked meatballs on a pan and bake for 20-25 minutes.
  6. Done!

I generally put Johnny’s Parmesan garlic seasoning, and some grated Parmesan (Yep, I like the cheese), but it should work with just about anything.

reeses

Probably the best meatball flavor too.

 

2 thoughts on “Healthy Recipe – Chicken Meatballs

    • D Thomas Clark says:

      Let’s see, for the entire thing there’s about 600 calories, 110 grams of protein, 12 grams of fat, and 10 carbs. I usually use about 1.5 oz per meatball so get 10-11 big ones per batch, so for each of those it’s about 10 grams of protein, and around one gram of fat and one carb. It might be a little different depending on the brands you use, but should be something close to that.

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