Healthy Chicken Meatballs with Florentine Sauce Recipe

May 30 2023
Easy & healthy dinner recipe alert! Grab some ground chicken and frozen spinach—the meatballs get the sheet-pan treatment while you mix up a simple creamy Florentine sauce in a skillet. P.S. These saucy things are begging to be served over spiralized zucchini…

Hungry Girl's HealthyChicken Florentine Meatballs Recipe

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1/4 of recipe (5 meatballs with sauce): 246 calories, 5g total fat (2g sat. fat), 639mg sodium, 11g carbs, 2.5g fiber, 2.5g sugars, 32.5g protein

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Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes


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

One 16-oz. package frozen spinach, thawed, drained, divided

1/3 cup finely chopped onion

1/4 cup (about 2 large) egg white or fat-free liquid egg substitute

1/4 cup panko bread crumbs

1/2 tsp. Italian seasoning

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. onion powder

1/2 tsp. salt

2 tsp. light butter

1 1/2 tsp. chopped garlic

1/4 cup whipped cream cheese

2 tsp. grated Parmesan cheese

Serving suggestion: spiralized zucchini and/or whole grain spaghetti


Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spray a large baking sheet with nonstick spray.

In a large bowl, combine chicken, half of the thawed and drained spinach, onion, egg white/substitute, bread crumbs, and seasonings. Form into 20 meatballs, and place them on the baking sheet.

Bake meatballs until cooked through, about 25 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Meanwhile, make the sauce. Bring a large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Add butter, and let it coat the bottom of the skillet. Add garlic, and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add remaining thawed and drained spinach, cream cheese, Parm, and 1/2 cup water. Cook and stir until uniform, about 2 minutes.

Add meatballs to the skillet, and gently toss to coat. 


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