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all purpose chicken meatballs

Recipe by
Lee Thayer
Nakhon Si Thammarat

This recipe comes from a friend and can also be used for ground turkey as well and was originally posted as that, but I used chicken for these. This is really easy and the meatballs are baked which will aide them keeping their shape. Make a batch and freeze them, then use as needed as an appetizer with a dipping sauce, pasta sauces, etc. Consider this a base recipe to be used in a variety of recipes. Makes about 50 1 inch meatballs or about 25 1 1/2 inch meatballs.

yield 25 -50 meatballs
prep time 10 Min
cook time 30 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For all purpose chicken meatballs

  • 1 kg
    ground chicken or turkey, 2 lbs
  • 1 tsp
    garlic powder
  • 1/2 c
    onion, minced
  • 2/3 c
    fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2
  • 1 c
    panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried basil
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried oregano

How To Make all purpose chicken meatballs

  • 1
    Preheat your oven to 180 C. Line a baking sheet with foil.
  • 2
    Place all ingredients in a large bowl. I ground 1 kilo (2 lbs) of chicken tenders.
  • 3
    Use your hands and mix to just combine, do not over mix as that will result in a tough meatball.
  • 4
    Roll the mixture into 1 inch balls and place on the baking sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes until just cooked through, do not overcook or once again, tough meatballs. One inch meatballs should make about 50 meatballs. I use an ice cream scoop to measure, then place that in your hand and roll that, mine came out to about 1 1/2 inches and I made 26. I baked them for 35 minutes and they were perfect.
  • All Purpose Chicken Meatballs
    Now, if you have a specific need for 1 kilo of meatballs at one time, go ahead and use, but more than likely, you are going to freeze these. Let the meatballs cool to room temperature, then place on another baking sheet and put in the freezer, once frozen then place all in a freezer bag or container, then you can take out the meatballs you need for a specific recipe.

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