Pesto Chicken Meatballs

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  • 51 mins
  • Prep: 25 mins,
  • Cook: 26 mins
  • Yield: 30 meatballs (6 servings)
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Pesto Chicken Meatballs are a nice spin on the classic meatball. Ground chicken and pesto sauce are readily available at most grocery stores, so make this one soon!

What You'll Need

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 medium onion (minced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 cup pesto (basil)
  • 1 medium egg
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (panko or dried breadcrumbs)
  • 1/3 cup cheese (Parmesan)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds chicken (ground, or turkey)

How to Make It

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In a small skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté and stir until tender, about 6-8 minutes. Remove to large bowl and let cool for 5 minutes.

2. Add pesto, egg, sour cream, breadcrumbs, cheese, and salt and pepper to onion mixture and stir to combine. Add ground chicken or turkey and mix with hands until just combined. Form into 1-1/2" meatballs.

Place on baking sheet with sides.

3. Bake for 22-27 minutes or until an instant read thermometer registers 165 degrees F. Use in recipes, or cool completely, then freeze.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 500
Total Fat 27 g
Saturated Fat 10 g
Unsaturated Fat 10 g
Cholesterol 265 mg
Sodium 269 mg
Carbohydrates 23 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Protein 42 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)