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.
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
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.