Chicken Meatballs

by Cindy Yanasha Angulo in , ,

Who doesn't love spaghetti & meatballs?! This recipe uses lean ground chicken, Parmesan cheese, tons of spices & croutons instead of breadcrumbs! #yum  


Time: 30 mins


  • 1 pack lean ground chicken 
  • 1 egg  
  • 1-4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley
  • 1.5 teaspoons smoked paprika  
  • 1.5 teaspoons cayenne pepper 
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup crushed croutons (can sub breadcrumbs) 
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese  
  • 1 cup vegetable oil  


  1. Put the ground meat in a large basin, add the entire list of ingredients above except the vegetable oil.
  2. Use your hands to mix the ingredients together until well combined.  
  3. Form ~ 1 inch balls with the meat.
  4. Heat the vegetable oil in a large pot to medium heat. 
  5. Place 6-8 meatballs in the pot & allow them to cook on all sides for about 8-10 minutes.  
  6. Remove the meatballs from the oil once they are cooked through & put them on a paper towel so the excess oil drains out.
  7. Strain the leftover oil out of the pot & put all of the meatballs back in.  
  8. Pour marinara sauce over the meatballs & stir carefully to coat them without breaking them up.  
  9. Serve with whole wheat spaghetti & enjoy!