This recipe is dead simple! We don’t eat a lot of red meat, and I’m not a huge fan of ground turkey, so I was hoping to find some way to concoct an awesome meatball recipe.
After some trial and error (ok- it was one batch that was weird and dry), and tastings with various sauces, and here is the final tasty result!
- 1 lb ground chicken (I use Foster Farms)
- 1 egg
- 1/2 small onion diced small
- 1 clove garlic, chopped small
- 1 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1/2 teaspoon each salt and pepper
- 1 T. dried parsley
- 2 T. olive oil
- In a large mixing bowl, mix all of the ingredients, except the olive oil.
- Once all of the ingredients are combines, shape the meat mixture into small balls. Place small balls on a plate or cookie sheet and place in the fridge or freezer for 20 minutes, until firm.
- Once firm, fry in olive oil in batches until cooked through.
- Meatballs can be topped with a favorite sauce and served right away, or store in the freezer in an airtight container for up to a month.
This recipe makes between 12-20 meatballs depending on how big (or small) you make the meatballs.
These meatballs are great with BBQ sauce, spaghetti sauce, even as Swedish meatballs!