Cheesy Chicken Meatballs
Chicken is always a favorite and healthy option for kid foods! I have often used chicken, or turkey, in place of ground beef. For some dishes, such as tacos, it's sometimes hard to tell the difference.
Rave Review: "My husband was surprised at how much he liked these, and my four-year-old gobbled them up and asked for more." — MMOH
- Prep: 20 mins
- Cook: 20 mins
- Total: 40 mins
- Servings: 5
- Yield: 20 meatballs
- 1 pound ground chicken
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- ¼ cup roasted garlic light cream cheese
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 tablespoon dry bread crumbs
- 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 ½ tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil, and spray with cooking spray.
Combine the chicken, eggs, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, vegetable oil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl; mix well. Form mixture into 20 meatballs; place on prepared pan.
Bake in center of preheated oven until juices run clear, 17 to 18 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).
237 calories; 12.2 g total fat; 139 mg cholesterol; 687 mg sodium. 5.2 g carbohydrates; 26.3 g protein