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Easy Chicken Meatballs
Ground chicken breast is mixed with pancetta, Parmesan and fresh basil for a lighter, gluten-free delicious meatball.
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 4 ounces pancetta finely diced
- 4 ounces yellow onion finely chopped
- 1 garlic clove grated
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 1 pound ground chicken breast
- 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese freshly grated
- 2 tablespoons fresh basil chopped
- Small pinch of salt (there is salt in the Parmesan)
- 1/4 tablespoon ground black pepper
Preheat oven to 375°F.
To a sauté pan add the oil over medium heat. Add the pancetta and onions and cook until the onions start to soften. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute taking care not to burn the garlic.
Add the tomato paste and stir to combine, cook for 1 minute. Transfer the onion mixture to a bowl and set aside to cool.
To a large bowl add the ground chicken, Parmesan, basil, cooled onion pancetta mix, salt and pepper. Mix with your hands until all the ingredients are combined, don't over mix.
Scoop 1 tablespoon of the meat into your hand and roll into a ball, place on a baking sheet. Repeat until all the meat is used (see note for freezing from this point).
Bake the meatballs for 25 minutes or until browned. Do not overcook.
- This recipe yields about 12-14 meatballs depending on the size
- To freeze uncooked meatballs, line them up on a small baking sheet without touching, make room in the freezer and freeze for 2 hours. This makes it easy to transfer them to a ziptop bag for long-term freezer storage and they won't stick together.
- The recipe calls for a small pinch of salt as the Parmesan contains salt