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Chicken Meatballs

Chicken Meatballs

Chicken Meatballs

Chicken Meatballs


1 1/2 pounds ground chicken

1 red bell pepper, seeds removed and finely chopped

1 yellow bell pepper, seeds removed and finely chopped

1/2 white onion

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1/2 cup seasoned breadcrumbs

1/4 cup milk

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated, plus extra for garnish

3 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


Preheat oven to 400º F.

Heat olive oil in a medium pan over medium-high heat and add bell peppers and onion. Season with salt and pepper.

Cook peppers and onion for 5-6 minutes, or until softened.

In a large bowl, combine ground chicken, breadcrumbs, cheese, garlic, egg, milk, parsley, tomato paste, onion powder, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper.

Use your hands to incorporate and mix everything together.

Once completely mixed, break off equal pieces to form 1-1 1/2-inch meatballs. Transfer meatballs to baking dish.

Spoon bell peppers and onion over the meatballs and place baking dish in oven. Bake for 17-20 minutes, or until meatballs are cooked through.

Serve with peppers and cooking juices and garnish with Parmesan cheese.

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