I am always in search of new recipes to add to keep things fresh. If you are tired of ground beef or ground turkey I have found a new (at least to me) meat to use-ground chicken. I made chicken meatballs in a creamy spaghetti sauce with pasta. It is actually a combination of two recipes. The chicken meatballs are based from a recipe I found at Annie eats. The creamy spaghetti sauce is based on a recipe from Pioneer Woman .
1/2 cup panko breading
1/2 medium onion chopped
1 tsp parsley
1 tsp dried basil
Salt and pepper
3 cloves garlic minced
1 large egg beaten
1 ½ lb of ground chicken
2 tbsp. Olive oil
Combine the panko, onions, parsley, basil, salt and pepper, garlic and egg. Blend these ingredients.
Add ground chicken and blend well with above ingredients. Mix until well combined.
Roll into meatballs approximately 1 ½ to 2 inches in diameter .
Heat the 2 tbsp. of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
Add meatballs to skillet and let cook. Turn occasionally until all sides are brown.
Remove from skillet onto a plate.
Creamy Spaghetti Sauce
1 tbsp of butter
1 tbsp of olive oil
2 cloves garlic
1 small onion chopped
½ cup white wine (optional)
1 ½ jars of spaghetti sauce (I used my homemade sauce)
¼ cup Plain Greek Yogurt (I used 0% fat)
Salt and Pepper
Add butter and olive oil to skillet over medium heat
Add garlic and onion –stir until onion becomes translucent approximately 3 minutes
If using the wine pour slowly into skillet and allow it to evaporate (approximately 1 minute)
Pour in the spaghetti sauce and mix well.
Reduce heat to low
Add Greek yogurt and blend in sauce.
Fold in chicken meatballs and allow to simmer for 30 minutes
Cook pasta according to directions
Place pasta on plate then top with meatballs and sauce. I added freshly grated Parmesan cheese