Baked Chicken Meatballs

Number of Servings: 4 (168g)
Active Time: 15 min.
Total Time: 30 min.
Baked Chicken Meatballs

Whether you eat these with marinara sauce over pasta or as an appetizer, these chicken meatballs are extremely nom-able. Turkey bacon provides a little extra oomph to flavor and texture. Tomato sauce offers a bright balance to added herbs.

Ingredients

  • 2 strips turkey bacon, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 1 egg white
  • 3 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 Tbsp. low-sodium tomato sauce, divided
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  2. In a skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until some of the fat has rendered out (4-5 minutes).
  3. Add the onion and garlic and cook until the onion is translucent and the bacon is just crispy (5-8 minutes). Remove from the heat and cool slightly.
  4. Stir together the bacon mixture, ground chicken, egg white, parsley, and half of tomato sauce in a large bowl. Form into about 16 (1”) balls. Place balls in a large baking dish.
  5. Whisk together 1 tablespoon of olive oil and remaining half of tomato sauce together in a small bowl and brush on top of each meatball. Bake until meatballs reach a minimum internal temperature of 165ºF (15-20 minutes).

Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

Serving Size 168g

Amount per serving
Calories 230
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.5g 18%
Saturated Fat 3.5g 18%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 6.5g
Cholesterol 108mg 37%
Sodium 185mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.5g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Includes 0g Added Sugars 0%
Sugar Alcohol 0g
Other Carbohydrate 1g
Protein 24g
Vitamin D 0mcg 0%
Calcium 16.7mg 2%
Iron 1.4mg 6%
Potassium 660mg 15%
Vitamin A 11.9mcg 2%
Vitamin C 5.3mg 6%
Vitamin E 0.8mg 6%
Vitamin K 49.2mcg 40%
Thiamin 0.1mg 8%
Riboflavin 0.3mg 25%
Niacin 9.4mg 60%
Vitamin B6 0.6mg 35%
Folate 9.1mcg 2%
Vitamin B12 0.6mcg 25%
Biotin 1.2mcg 4%
Chloride 18.4mg 0%
Pantothenate 1.3mg 20%
Phosphorus 210.9mg 15%
Iodine 4.9mcg 4%
Magnesium 28.1mg 6%
Zinc 1.7mg 20%
Selenium 13.4mcg 25%
Copper 0.1mg 10%
Manganese 0.1mg 4%
Chromium 0mcg 0%
Molybdenum 0.9mcg 2%

* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

Ingredients

Ground Chicken, Onion, Turkey Bacon (turkey, Water, Vinegar, Sea Salt, Raw Sugar, Celery Powder (to Preserve Quality)), Egg Whites, No Salt Added Tomato Sauce (tomato Puree (water, Tomato Paste), Water, Less Than 2% Of: Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Citric Acid, Natural Flavors, Dehydrated Bell Peppers), Olive Oil, Parsley, Garlic.

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