Chicken meatballs are easy to make ahead for dinner throughout the week. This recipe uses applesauce to make them extra moist, and the flavor is from herbs and spices instead of salt and pepper. With no added salt these chicken meatballs can be enjoyed by the whole family, baby included!
Try these over spaghetti or spaghetti squash, as a meatball sandwich, or place a toothpick in them to serve them as an appetizer at your next event! Another reason I love these meatballs is because they freeze well. Keep these cooked in your freezer so that you always have them on hand.
Chicken Meatball Recipe
1 lbs of ground chicken breast
½ cup of breadcrumbs
¼ cup of unsweetened applesauce
½ teaspoon of garlic powder
½ teaspoon of thyme
1. Pre heat the oven to 350 F
2. Place all of the ingredients together in a bowl and mix together.
3. Form mixture into balls and place each ball on a greased baking sheet.
4. Bake in the oven for ~20 minutes or until the chicken is completely cooked through.
Nutrition Facts will vary depending on the size of the meatballs and the type of bread crumbs used. For ~ 5 small chicken meatballs, the nutrition facts are approximately: 140 calories, 2.5 g fat, 130 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrates, 20 g protein
Linzy Ziegelbaum, MS, RD, CDN is a registered dietitian and owner of the private practice LNZnutrition LLC. She provides nutrition counseling and education to clients of all ages with many nutrition needs. Linzy enjoys sharing her love and nutrition expertise with others through counseling, her LNZnutrition blog and social media pages, including Facebook and Instagram.
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