chicken meatballs without breadcrumbs

Chicken meatballs (without breadcrumbs)

AuthorLinda CudaCategoryDifficultyBeginner

It can often be hard to find a recipe for meatballs that doesn’t include breadcrumbs and still tastes great. These chicken meatballs substitute oats to help retain their structure, plus can easily be made gluten-free without sacrificing flavour or nutrition.

These chicken meatballs are incredibly versatile, and can be served a number of ways. Try using them to top a salad, have as a lunch protein in a bento box-style lunch or a quick snack! You can also serve them the old fashioned way, with whole grain pasta and marinara (or other tomato based sauces). For a low-carb spin, try substituting pasta with spiralized zucchini or sweet potato noodles!

Yields5 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time45 mins

Ingredients
 454 g ground chicken
 2 handfuls spinach, chopped into small pieces
 ¼ cup quick cooking oatmeal (gluten free optional)
 2 egg whites
 2 celery sticks, finely diced
 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated
 ½ red pepper, finely diced
 ½ medium red onion, finely diced
 ½ tsp ground cumin
 1 tsp mustard powder
 1 tsp thyme
 ½ tsp turmeric
 ½ tsp chipotle pepper
 ½ tsp salt
 pinch of pepper

Instructions
1

Preheat the oven to 350 F (175 C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2

Dice onion, garlic, celery, bell pepper and spinach, then place in a large mixing bowl with chicken, egg whites, oatmeal and spices. Mix ingredients thoroughly.

3

Roll the chicken mixture into 15+ balls (about the size of golf balls) and place them on the baking sheet.

4

Bake for 25 minutes, or until cooked through.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1

Servings 5


Amount Per Serving
Calories 162
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 6.1g10%
Saturated Fat 0.1g1%
Sodium 341mg15%
Total Carbohydrate 7g3%
Dietary Fiber 1.6g7%
Sugars 1.6g
Protein 20g40%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

 

Ingredients

Ingredients
 454 g ground chicken
 2 handfuls spinach, chopped into small pieces
 ¼ cup quick cooking oatmeal (gluten free optional)
 2 egg whites
 2 celery sticks, finely diced
 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated
 ½ red pepper, finely diced
 ½ medium red onion, finely diced
 ½ tsp ground cumin
 1 tsp mustard powder
 1 tsp thyme
 ½ tsp turmeric
 ½ tsp chipotle pepper
 ½ tsp salt
 pinch of pepper

Directions

Instructions
1

Preheat the oven to 350 F (175 C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2

Dice onion, garlic, celery, bell pepper and spinach, then place in a large mixing bowl with chicken, egg whites, oatmeal and spices. Mix ingredients thoroughly.

3

Roll the chicken mixture into 15+ balls (about the size of golf balls) and place them on the baking sheet.

4

Bake for 25 minutes, or until cooked through.

Chicken meatballs (without breadcrumbs)

 

Adapted from Diabetes Strong