One bite of these Pecan Chicken Meatballs and you'll be hooked! Juicy on the inside with a delicious, nutty crunch on the outside!
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Pecan Chicken Meatballs

One bite of these Pecan Chicken Meatballs and you'll be hooked! Juicy on the inside with a delicious, nutty crunch on the outside!
Course Appetizer, Main Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, meatballs, nuts
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 9 meatballs
Calories 164kcal
Author Aubrey

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup spinach chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper optional
  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh pecan pieces

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine ground chicken, spinach, lemon juice, egg, garlic, onion powder, paprika, salt, pepper, cayenne (if adding), and 1/2 cup pecans.
  • Mix all ingredients together until well combined.
  • Roll chicken mixture into meatballs - a little over 1 tablespoon.
  • Place reserved 1/2 cup pecans in a bowl. Roll meatballs in pecans to coat, and then place prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 to 30 minutes until meatballs are cooked through.
  • Serve warm with sauces for dipping or over pasta.

Nutrition

Calories: 164kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 324mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 160IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.8mg