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

Print Mini Mexican Chicken Meatballs Print

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

Click for WW Points® value*

Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes


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


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.


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!)

Chew on this:

Happy National Coffee Day, September 29th! How does a 50-calorie iced mocha sound to you?

These meatballs aren't just gonna roll into your pals' inboxes on their own! Click "Send to a Friend" now.


We may receive affiliate compensation from some of these links. Prices and availability are subject to change.

We may have received free samples of food, which in no way influences whether these products are reviewed favorably, unfavorably, mentioned with indifference, or mentioned at all. Click for more about our editorial and advertising policies.

*The WW Points® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by WW International, Inc., the owner of the Points® trademark.

Questions on the WW Points® values listed? Click here.

Hungry Girl provides general information about food and lifestyle. This information and any linked materials are not intended and should not be construed as medical advice, nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment. Click here for more information.