Easy Italian Chicken Meatballs

Easy Italian Chicken Meatballs

2 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2019

These meatballs are flavor-packed—thanks to a little sausage added to the ground chicken mix—and all-purpose: serve them with spaghetti for a healthy dinner, on a toothpick with dipping sauce as an easy appetizer or stir them into a soup to make it more satisfying.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • ¾ cup fresh breadcrumbs
  • ¼ cup low-fat milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • ⅓ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 large cloves garlic, grated
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 (3½ ounce) spicy Italian chicken sausage link, casing removed
  • 12 ounces ground chicken


  • Prep

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  1. Position a rack in the oven 8 inches from the heat source; preheat broiler to high. Lightly coat a rimmed baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Combine breadcrumbs and milk in a medium bowl; let stand for 10 minutes.
  3. Stir egg, cheese, parsley, garlic and pepper into the breadcrumb mixture. Break sausage into small pieces. Add the sausage and chicken to the breadcrumb mixture, gently mixing until just combined.
  4. Form the mixture into 24 meatballs, about 1 tablespoon each. Arrange the meatballs on the prepared baking sheet. Broil until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the center of a meatball registers 165°F, 9 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 6 meatballs
  • Per serving: 237 calories; 12 g fat(4 g sat); 1 g fiber; 7 g carbohydrates; 25 g protein; 14 mcg folate; 147 mg cholesterol; 1 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 509 IU vitamin A; 7 mg vitamin C; 103 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 498 mg sodium; 527 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 2 lean protein, 1 medium-fat protein, ½ starch

Reviews 2

July 15, 2019
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By: Dee H
Super flavorful and useful in multiple dishes.
January 07, 2019
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By: Olivia Alvarez
My family loved this meal, thought i added a little bit of Basil
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