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chicken apple meatballs in an apple cream sauce

Recipe by
Laura Hinkeldey
Ankeny, IA

I have always loved pairing chicken and apples together so I figured I'd throw together some kind of meatball recipe and see if it comes out good. And did it ever! My 4 year old gobbled his up so fast! There's a perfect balance of spices to make both the chicken and the apples the star of this dish! If you want a stronger apple flavor, replace all or some of the water in the sauce with apple juice or cider. My kitchen smells amazing and my belly and taste buds are highly satisfied. And the best part? 1 serving (3 meatballs) is only 3 points with Weight Watchers! Healthy AND Delicious!

yield 4 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 25 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For chicken apple meatballs in an apple cream sauce

  • 2
    apples (i used red delicious)
  • 1 lb
    ground chicken 98% fat free
  • 1
    large egg
  • 1/4 c
  • 2 Tbsp
    dried chopped onion
  • 2 Tbsp
    dried parsley
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp
    seasoning salt
  • 1/8 - 1/4 tsp
  • 1/8 - 1/4 tsp
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • 1 can
    hyvee healthy recipe condensed cream of chicken soup
  • 1/4 c
    fage total 0% plain greek yogurt
  • 1/4 c
    applesauce, unsweetened
  • 1/8 tsp
    ground cinnamon (for sauce)
  • 1/8 tsp
    seasoning salt (for sauce)
  • 1/2 can
    water (use soup can)
  • 1/3 c
    whole wheat breadcrumbs

How To Make chicken apple meatballs in an apple cream sauce

  • 2 diced apples. Small dice on the left, medium on the right
    Preheat oven to 425. Peel and dice the apples. Dice one small for the meat mixture and one medium for the sauce.
  • Meat mixture
    In a medium bowl mix together the ground chicken, small apples, egg, onion, and all the spices.
  • 3
    Slowly add in the flour. I did mine in 3 parts to be sure it all got incorporated. Set aside.
  • Sauce mixture before apples
    In a small bowl whisk together the can of soup, yogurt, applesauce, 1/2 soup can of water, cinnamon, and seasoning salt.
  • Sauce mixture after apples are folded in
    Fold in the remaining diced apples.
  • Bottom of pan coated with sauce
    Using an 9x9 pan, pour enough of the sauce mixture to cover the bottom of the pan.
  • Meat mixture rolled into balls, coated in breadcrumbs, and placed in the pan
    Roll the meat mixture into 12 balls and roll them in the breadcrumbs. Place them in the pan (it's a tight fit!)
  • 8
    Bake uncovered for 10 minutes. This helps the meatballs get a crisp outer layer and not be soggy.
  • Remaining sauce poured on top and on oven to finish baking
    Lower oven temp to 400. Pour remaining sauce on top of meatballs and spread evenly.
  • Done baking. Fresh out of the oven!
    Bake uncovered at 400 for about 15 minutes or until a meat thermometer inserted in the center of a meatball reads 165.