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Pesto Chicken Meatballs

Flavorful chicken meatballs made with basil pesto. This will be a hit with even the pickiest eaters!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 295 kcal
Author on lilluna.com

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat, set aside.

  2. In medium mixing bowl, combine ground chicken, shallot, breadcrumbs, parmesan, pesto, egg, salt and pepper. Using a spatula or your hands, mix until combined.

  3. 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). 

  4. 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.

Nutrition Facts
Pesto Chicken Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 295 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 18g 28%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 145mg 48%
Sodium 498mg 21%
Potassium 621mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Sugars 1g
Protein 25g 50%
Vitamin A 8.5%
Calcium 12.1%
Iron 9.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.