Monday, February 18, 2013

Savory Chicken & Parmesan Meatballs


Ingredients:

1 pound lean ground chicken
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/4 cup light cream cheese
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 tablespoon Panko bread crumbs
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs

Directions:

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil, and spray with cooking spray.

Combine the chicken, eggs, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, Panko bread crumbs, red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, vegetable oil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl; mix well. 

Form mixture into 20 meatballs and roll in Italian seasoned bread crumbs. Place on prepared pan. Give them a quick spray of nonstick cooking spray. This will help crisp up the bread crumbs. 

Bake on the center rack until juices run clear, 17 to 18 minutes. Serve with marinara sauce and a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese or with your favorite pasta dish. 

Recipe adapted from: www.queenofpoints.com