Mini Mexican Chicken Meatballs + 4 Ways to Serve Them

Sep 29 2020
We're about to blow your minds: Take your meatballs to the next level by mixing in cream cheese! These baked meatballs make an incredibly delicious appetizer or a perfect make-ahead meal starter...

Hungry Girl's Healthy Mini Mexican Chicken Meatballs Recipe

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1/6th of recipe (5 meatballs): 144 calories, 2g total fat (0.5g sat fat), 307mg sodium, 7.5g carbs, 0.5g fiber, 1g sugars, 19.5g protein

Green Plan SmartPoints® value 3*
Blue Plan (Freestyle) SmartPoints® value 1*

Purple Plan SmartPoints® value 1*

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

1 lb. raw extra-lean ground chicken (at least 98% lean)

1/2 cup finely chopped onion

1/2 cup panko bread crumbs

1/3 cup (about 3 large) egg whites or fat-free liquid egg substitute

1/3 cup chopped fresh cilantro, or more for topping

2 tbsp. light/reduced-fat cream cheese

2 tbsp. taco seasoning

1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper

1/8 tsp. each salt and black pepper

Optional dips: hot sauce, salsa

Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix thoroughly. Evenly form into 30 meatballs, each about 1 inch in diameter.

Place meatballs on the baking sheet, evenly spaced. Bake until cooked through, 8 - 10 minutes.

MAKES 6 SERVINGS

4 Ways to Serve Your Meatballs!

Over Spaghetti Squash - Toss cooked spaghetti squash with a little of that cream cheese, salt, and pepper... Now top with meatballs & extra cilantro! Click here for spaghetti squash tips & tricks.

In a Fajita Bowl - Grab your cauliflower rice and some classic fajita ingredients… Use this recipe, and swap out the shrimp for your meatballs!

Salad Style - Love taco salad? For a fun twist, make your next one with these meatballs instead of ground beef or chopped chicken.

In a Pita Pocket - Stuff those meatballs into a whole-wheat pita, complete with fresh veggies and salsa. (Got avocado? You know what to do!)

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