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Chicken Pesto Meatballs Recipe

Lil' Luna
Homemade Pesto Chicken Meatballs are so juicy, flavorful, and work great on their own or served over pasta!
5 from 49 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 295 kcal


  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1/2 c panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 c grated parmesan
  • 1/4 c basil pesto fresh or store-bought
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat, set aside.
  • In medium mixing bowl, combine ground chicken, shallot, breadcrumbs, parmesan, pesto, egg, salt and pepper. Using a spatula or your hands, mix until combined.
  • Roll mixture into balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Place onto prepared baking sheet and lightly spray with oil (I prefer using pure avocado oil). 
  • Place into oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Remove from the oven and serve with your favorite pasta dish or steamed veggies.


Calories: 295kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 25gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 145mgSodium: 498mgPotassium: 621mgSugar: 1gVitamin A: 425IUCalcium: 121mgIron: 1.6mg
Keyword Pesto Chicken Meatballs
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