Baked Ground Chicken Meatballs Recipe
- 2 pounds or about 1 kg ground chicken and/or pork
- 1 med onion minced
- 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1/2 cup (125 ml) uncooked instant oatmeal
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup (125 ml) Parmesan cheese
- 1 tsp (5 ml) basil
- 1 tsp (5 ml) oregano
- 1 tsp (5 ml) parsley
- 1/2 tsp (2 ml) ground sage
- 1 tsp (5 ml) salt
- 1/2 tsp (2 ml) pepper
Mince your onion and garlic or throw them in a food processor if you don't want to chop them.
Add all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix together.
I usually mix by hand.
I use a #30 (3 Tbsp) scoop and scrape the side on the bowl so they are all the same size.
Cover your sheet or pan with tin foil for easy clean up.
There is no need to put baked ground chicken meatballs on a rack because they are really lean and won't have much grease.
They bake fine even if they are touching, just keep them in a single layer.
Bake at 425F (240 C) 20-25 minutes.
Don't overcook or they will be dry, especially when reheated.
Don't undercook for food safety reasons.
Break one open and make sure the center is cooked through before serving or cooling to freeze.
What Other Variations Can I Try
Use different seasonings to suit your mood.
Make ground beef meatballs.
Read my list of seven ways to use frozen meatballs.
How to Freeze Ground Chicken Meatballs
Meatballs can be frozen raw after you shape them or after they are cooked and cooled.
Freeze them in a single layer on a lined cookie sheet for an hour or until solid.
Then put the meatballs in freezer quality bags or containers, label and date and add to your freezer inventory sheet.
How to Reheat Frozen Meatballs
Cooked frozen meatballs can be reheated in the microwave for a few minutes, thrown into a sauce on the stove or baked in the oven.
Raw meatballs can be cooked in sauce in the crockpot or on the stove from frozen or thawed first.
They can also be baked from frozen or thawed.
Bake frozen meatballs 50% longer than thawed meatballs, about 30-35 minutes.
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