Meatballs are one of my favorite appetizers. I am pretty sure I have told you this before, but I will eat them just about any way. Barbeque sauce, marinara sauce, Asian style, doesn’t matter. I think I only have one or two meatball recipes on here, so I figured it was time I do another. And just in time for the Super Bowl, and all the parties that will be going on.
Meatballs are perfect party food. Make ahead, heat in the crock pot, no utensils required, all make for great party food. These are similar to your traditional Italian meatballs, but made with ground chicken. It makes them a little healthier, and personally I just like using ground chicken when I can. You could easily use ground turkey or even ground beef in here, and they would be equally delicious!
We had these on New Year’s Day as part of our appetizers. We mixed them together in the morning, and they were just waiting for us when it was time to eat. They were very tender, and full of flavor. I even used the leftovers to make meatball sandwiches later in the week. My 7 year old was disappointed when they were gone, he was looking forward to another sandwich. They would be a great addition to pasta too.
- 1 pound ground chicken
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
- 4 cloves garlic, , grated
- 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
- 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1 egg, , lightly beaten
- Marinara Sauce
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Combine all of the ingredients except the marinara sauce in a large bowl. Shape into golf-ball sized balls. Place in a baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes.
- Place meatballs, and enough sauce to cover them in the crock pot. Set on warm until ready to serve.
Serving Size12 Servings
Amount Per ServingCalories 135Total Fat 6gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 59mgSodium 363mgCarbohydrates 9gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 12g