Easy Chicken Meatballs


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.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
24 meatballs


  • ¾ cup fresh breadcrumbs

  • ¼ cup low-fat milk

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • cup finely grated Parmesan cheese

  • ¼ cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley

  • 2 large cloves garlic, grated

  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 (3 1/2 ounce) spicy Italian chicken sausage link, casing removed

  • 12 ounces ground chicken


  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 degrees F, 9 to 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

237 Calories
12g Fat
8g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Serving Size 6 meatballs
Calories 237
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 25g 49%
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 147mg 49%
Vitamin A 509IU 10%
Vitamin C 7mg 7%
Folate 14mcg 3%
Sodium 498mg 22%
Calcium 103mg 8%
Iron 2mg 9%
Magnesium 26mg 6%
Potassium 527mg 11%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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