Chicken Meatballs

Baked chicken meatballs
Chicken Meatballs

These Chicken Meatballs are my favorite meatballs ever. They are moist, flavorful with a delicate taste from quinoa … mmm, super delicious. Plus, they are oven baked without any additional oil, so you don’t want to worry about your diet. The meatballs are absolutely tasty, low fat, low carbs, and high in protein.

Chicken Meatballs Recipe

These Chicken Meatballs is a quick fantastic recipe for busy night dinner for all the family. The meatballs also can be served as an appetizer or even protein snack. These easy to make Chicken Meatballs are super good on its own, but try to make that creamy sauce to keep them soft, plump and absolutely amazing!
This recipe is low fat, low carbs, and high protein comforting, homemade supper.

How to Serve Chicken Meatballs

If you’d love to keep your suppers in low carbs (what is great for weight loss), try our Cauliflower Casserole or serve with any vegetables or veggie salad. But if you’re not bothering about carbs, serve the chicken meatballs with your favorite pasta or mashed potatoes.

Serving: Prep time:  Cook Time: Total Time:
 for 4 15 min  30 min  45 min

Ingredients for Chicken Meatballs

  • 2 lb (550 g) chicken drumsticks, skinless, boneless
  • 4 tbsp. (30 g) quinoa
  • 1 medium (80 g) onion
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder or 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. dry oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Ingredients for the Chicken Meatball Creamy Sauce

  • 2 tbsp. (10 g) unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp. (10 g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 c. (60 g) cream cheese, light
  • 1 ½ c. (375 ml) chicken broth
  • Salt and pepper, garlic powder, to taste
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Healthy Chicken Meatballs

How to Make Chicken Meatballs

  1. Ground the chicken drumsticks along with the onion in a food processor or a meat grinder.
  2. Place the ground meat in a large bowl; add the quinoa, egg, garlic powder, oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
  4. Scoop up about a tablespoon of the ground chicken mixture, roll into a ball and place on the prepared sheet.
  5. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes (if you’re going to continue cooking them in the sauce), or for 20 minutes until the color is light golden brown (if you want to enjoy them just as they are).

For the sauce:

  1. To start making the sauce, heat a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the butter then add the flour and cook for a minute, stirring frequently.
  2. Slowly add the chicken broth and keep stirring continuously until the sauce thickens. Add the cream cheese and whisk to melt. Taste and add salt and pepper, if needed.
  3. Place the meatballs into a casserole and pour the sauce over.
  4. Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes until the sauce is bubbly.
  5. Garnish with fresh dill of parsley and enjoy!
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Chicken Meatballs in Creamy Sauce

How Many Calories in Chicken Meatballs

Calories without sauce, meatballs only (per 100 g): 201 cal Calories with sauce (per 100 g): 186 cal
Fat: 7.7 g Fat: 8.3 g
Carbohydrates: 5.5 g Carbohydrates: 6.2 g
Protein: 25.0 g Protein: 19.8 g

Chicken Meatballs

These Chicken Meatballs are my favorite meatballs ever. They are moist, flavorful with a delicate taste from quinoa … mmm, super delicious. Plus, they are oven baked without any additional oil, so you don’t want to worry about your diet. The meatballs are absolutely tasty, low fat, low carbs, and high in protein.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Main Dish
Keyword: Baked chicken meatballs,healthy chicken meatballs,quick dinner,easy chicken meatball recipe,low fat,low carbs dinner,high protein meal,protein snack,healthy appetizer
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1.2 lb 550g chicken drumsticks, skinless, boneless
  • 4 tbsp 30g quinoa
  • 1 medium 80 g onion
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ tsp garlic powder or 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp dry oregano
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Ground the chicken drumsticks along with the onion in a food processor or a meat grinder.
  • Place the ground meat in a large bowl; add the quinoa, egg, garlic powder, oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix well to combine.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
  • Scoop up about a tablespoon of the ground chicken mixture, roll into a ball and place on the prepared sheet.
  • Bake for 10 to 15 minutes (if you’re going to continue cooking them in the sauce), or for 20 minutes until the color is light golden brown (if you want to enjoy them just as they are).

For the sauce:

  • To start making the sauce, heat a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add the butter then add the flour and cook for a minute, stirring frequently.
  • Slowly add the chicken broth and keep stirring continuously until the sauce thickens. Add the cream cheese and whisk to melt. Taste and add salt and pepper, if needed.
  • Place the meatballs into a casserole and pour the sauce over.
  • Bake for an additional 10-15 minutes until the sauce is bubbly.
  • Garnish with fresh dill of parsley and enjoy!

Notes

Calories without sauce, meatballs only (per 100 g): 201 cal
Calories with sauce (per 100 g): 186 cal
Fat: 7.7 g Fat: 8.3 g
Carbohydrates: 5.5 g Carbohydrates: 6.2 g
Protein: 25.0 g Protein: 19.8 g

6 comments

    1. Hi Stacey. Thank you for your interest.
      Sure you can substitute chicken drumsticks with ground chicken but the nutrition may be a little different. If you experiment please let me know how you like that!

    1. Hi Kenia, I haven’t tested that but I am sure it will work. You can substitute quinoa with cooked rice. If you experiment, let me know how you liked the recipe.

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