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Cheesy Chicken Meatballs

Chicken is always a favorite and healthy option for kid foods!  I have often used chicken, or turkey,  in place of ground beef.  For some dishes, such as tacos, it's sometimes hard to tell the difference.

Rave Review: "My husband was surprised at how much he liked these, and my four-year-old gobbled them up and asked for more." — MMOH

Recipe Summary

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Total: 40 mins
  • Servings: 5
  • Yield: 20 meatballs

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • ¼ cup roasted garlic light cream cheese
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese 
  • 1 tablespoon dry bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1 ½ tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper

Directions

Step 1

Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil, and spray with cooking spray.

Step 2

Combine the chicken, eggs, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, vegetable oil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl; mix well. Form mixture into 20 meatballs; place on prepared pan.

Step 3

Bake in center of preheated oven until juices run clear, 17 to 18 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving:

237 calories; 12.2 g total fat; 139 mg cholesterol; 687 mg sodium. 5.2 g carbohydrates; 26.3 g protein

 

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