Baked chicken meatballs stacked in a bowl.
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Healthy Baked Chicken Meatballs

These AMAZING, freezer-friendly Chicken Meatballs are baked in the oven to crispy perfection, and they're so versatile you can serve them with anything!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Main Course, side course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 30 meatballs
Calories: 39kcal
Author: Lauren Allen

Ingredients

  • pound  ground chicken (or ground turkey)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs (or crushed saltine crackers)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (or 1 clove minced garlic)
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder (or 2 Tablespoons diced fresh onion)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley (chopped)

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil or spray lightly with
  • cooking spray.
  • Add all of the ingredients to a large mixing bowl and use your hands or a spoon mix
  • everything together.
  • Scoop the mixture into 25- 30 small meatballs, and place them on a baking sheet ½
  • inch apart.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until cooked through.
  • Leftover meatballs will store well in the refrigerator in an airtight container for 3-4 days.

Notes

Make-Ahead and Freezing Instructions:
The meatball mixture can be made 1-3 days in advance (depending on the freshness of your ingredients), and stored in the fridge. 
To freeze cooked meatballs: Allow meatballs to cool completely, place in a freezer safe container and freeze for up to 3 months. To reheat, place the frozen meatballs on a baking sheet and bake at 350°F for 25 minutes, or until warmed through, or warm in the microwave.
To freeze raw meatballs:  Once you have formed the meatballs, arrange them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.  Cover the meatballs lightly with the plastic wrap. Flash freeze them by placing them in the freezer for 2 hours.  Once frozen, place them in a freezer safe bag or container and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight, and then bake as directed, or bak them from frozen at 400°F for 30-35 minutes.

Nutrition

Serving: 1meatballs | Calories: 39kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 89mg | Potassium: 89mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 64IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg