Chicken Meatballs in Sauce with Pasta

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 .

Chicken meatballs

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

 

Directions

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.

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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.

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Remove from skillet onto a plate.

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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

 

Directions

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.

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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

IMG_5753Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

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6 Responses to Chicken Meatballs in Sauce with Pasta

  1. Winnie says:

    Looks delicious! I haven’t made chicken meatballs (have made plenty of turkey ones). Look forward to trying this!

  2. Looks yummy. I will need to switch things up a bit and try ground chicken too. The sauce looks and sounds delicious too. Thanks for sharing.

    • katsbynp says:

      I like turkey but the chicken seems a little tastier. I bought some fresh ground chicken from a store with on site butcher shop and it was so good. As always thanks for your support and comments

  3. This sounds good / will have to try ! 🙂

    • katsbynp says:

      This was the first time I tried using the chicken for meatballs and I think it is a great change. Let me know what you think when you do try them Thanks for your comments.

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