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!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 9 meatballs
- 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
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.
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