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Baked Chicken Meatballs

I love meatballs — all kinds of meatballs and these were just delicious. I made with Basil Pesto Pasta and it was just perfect. You can also drop these into any red sauce for a delicious meal. They are very easy to make and we ate some and I stored the rest in the freezer for the next time.

Ingredients:

1 pound ground chicken

1 egg –lightly beaten

1/2 cup Panko or regular breadcrumbs– I prefer Panko

1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

*crushed red pepper flakes — if you like a little heat add a pinch if not omit

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

In a large bowl combine all the ingredients. Don’t over-mix just mix till combined

For easy clean-up line your baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.

Roll the meat into smallish balls — not too small — I think I got 28 balls out of this. Line them up on your baking sheet and bake for app. 20-30 minutes.

Check on them after 20 — I cooked for about 25 minutes. It will depend on your oven and the size of the meatballs.

You can double up this recipe easily for lots of meatballs. And like I said I froze a bunch for next time.

Served with my Basil Pesto Pasta.