Sunday, September 23, 2012

Baked Chicken Meatballs


These Italian flavored Baked Chicken Meatballs are juicy, delicious, and healthy. Made with a mix of ground chicken meat, mushrooms, onions, and italian seasonings. These meatballs are ideal for any meals or as a game-day snacks! Serve them with your favorite pasta sauce.


Baked Chicken Meatballs

Ingredients

1 Tbsp Vegetable or Olive Oil
1 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
½ Red Onion, finely chopped
2 Cloves Garlic, finely chopped
½ lb Cremini Mushrooms, finely diced
½ tsp Red Chili Flakes
1 ½ lbs Ground Chicken
2 Tbsp Chopped Fresh Parsley
2 Tbsp Chopped Fresh Basil
¼ tsp Italian Seasoning
1 tsp Sea Salt
1 Large Egg
Freshly Ground Black Pepper

1 Cup Pasta Sauce, warm

Method

In a skillet over medium-high heat, sauté the onion and garlic with olive oil and butter until soften, about 8 minutes. Then toss in the mushrooms, stir, seasoned with salt and pepper and cook until the mushrooms are softened. Remove the onion and mushroom mixture and let cool slightly. Drain some of the juices from the mixture.

In a large bowl, combine the ground chicken; onion and mushroom mixture, chili flakes, parsley, basil, Italian seasoning, sea salt, egg, and some freshly ground black pepper. Refrigerate the chicken mixture for about 2 to 3 hours.


Preheat an oven to 350˚F. 


Form about 35 to 38 meatballs the size of large walnuts, rolling them between your palms so they are compact and smooth. Place the rolled chicken meatballs in a lightly oiled baking dish and bake for about 20 minutes, turn over and bake for another 15 to 18 minutes. Serve warm with your favorite pasta and sauce.

3 comments :

  1. Love the use of Crimini mushrooms for added texture and favour...perfect snack or dinner accompaniment! Thanks for sharing...

    -Shannon

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    1. You are welcome, and thanks for the shout-out on Twitter.

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  2. What a great looking meatball =) They'll definitely be a delicious accompaniment to our next pasta dinner!

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