Monday, December 30, 2013

Chicken Meatballs

Chicken meatballs might be my new favorite thing.  I made about 20 of them a week or so ago and froze them all.  I defrosted half last night and reheated them low and slow in some very garlicly red sauce on the stove.  They were so yummy.  I tried them when some whole wheat pasta (which has 7g of protein/serving, which is 3/4 of a cup-way more than I would be able to eat).  I was able to eat about 2.5 meatballs and about 3 peices of penne.  I added a tablespoon (maybe a little more) of skim ricotta for some creaminess and some additional protein.  It was really yummy.  The pasta did nothing for me so when I reheated more for lunch today I just had 3 meatballs, a big spoon of ricotta and sauce.  Definately my favorite winter dish right now.
I adapted Smitten Kitten's Recipe for baked meatballs.  They are really yummy but I used what I could on hand

All Natural - Ground Chicken, 1 container (16 oz raw (112g) ea.)760044885600Ico_delete
Usda - Large Egg, 1 egg70056701Ico_delete
Bread Crumbs-salt Free 12oz - 4c Seasoned, 0.75 Cup250522795Ico_delete
Hunt's - Tomato Ketchup, 2 tbsp4010003208Ico_delete
Lipton - Recipe Secrets - Onion Soup Mix, 1 container (56 gs ea.)16032004,8808Ico_delete
Spices - Pepper, black, 1 tsp510010Ico_delete
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Per Serving:184147148343
I can definately cut down on the sodium- by not using the prepackaged soup mix.  I can also cut down on the bread crumbs to bring the carbs down further- however, it is just one point on the diabetic scale and I am getting 7g of protein so I can't really complain.  Baking them was really easy, they didn't stick and the froze really well.  I might try a mix of turkey and chicken next time.  The learning continues.


  1. That looks yummy! I'll have to file that away for when I'm allowed to eat solids Thanks!

  2. looks amazing! I can't wait till i can have some pasta too!