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