Chicken Margherita Meatballs

Melissa Turner

By
@Mlturner908

A nice healthy dish packed with flavor.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

CHICKEN MEATBALLS

1 lb
ground chicken
1 large
egg
1 Tbsp
tomato paste
1 clove
minced galic
1/2 tsp
garlic salt
1/2 tsp
black pepper
1/4 c
milk
1/2 c
parmesan cheese (grated)
1/3 c
italian seasoned bread crumbs
3 Tbsp
parsley, finely chopped

GLAZE FOR MEATBALLS

1 Tbsp
tomato paste
1 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
1/2 Tbsp
balsamic vinegar
1/2 tsp
sugar

FRESH BRUSCHETTA

6
roma tomatoes
2 clove
garlic, finely chopped
3 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
2 1/4 tsp
balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp
fresh basil, chopped
1/2 tsp
kosher salt
1/4 tsp
fresh cracked pepper
1 lb
cooked thin spaghetti or angel hair pasta

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a large bowl, combine egg, parsley, tomato paste, garlic, milk, salt and pepper. Mix well with a wire whisk, making sure the tomato paste is completely dissolved. Add ground chicken, grated cheese and breadcrumbs. Use your hand to mix ingredients together. Mixture will be somewhat wet. Form medium size balls and place onto ungreased baking sheet or very large baking dish. Make the glaze by combining all the ingredients in a small bowl, then brush over meatballs. Bake for about 30 minutes or a little longer if needed.
2
While meatballs are baking prepare Bruschetta. Whisk together chopped garlic, vinegar, salt, pepper, and basil.When combined slowly drizzle in oil.Add tomatoes and let sit for 20 minutes at room temp.
3
Cook pasta al dente. Toss pasta with your Bruschetta, add meatballs and garnish with Parmesan cheese and fresh basil if desired.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Pasta
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian
Other Tag: Healthy