Mexican Chicken Meatballs Recipe
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Mexican Chicken Meatballs Recipe

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These low-fat meatballs taste fabulous on their own, but if you want to take things up a notch, serve with a dip of hot Velveeta cheese and salsa. You could also substitute ground white turkey for the chicken. —Katrina Lopes, Lyman, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES:60 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.
MAKES: 60 servings


  • 1/2 cup egg substitute
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 cup crushed cornflakes
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) shredded reduced-fat Mexican cheese blend
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • Salsa, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 21 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 49mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first six ingredients. Crumble chicken over mixture and mix well. Shape into 1-in. balls. Place on baking sheets coated with cooking spray.
  2. Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes or until a meat thermometer reads 165° and juices run clear, turning occasionally. Serve with salsa if desired.
    Freeze option: Freeze cooled meatballs in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Microwave, covered, on high in a microwave-safe dish until heated through, gently stirring and adding a little broth or water if necessary.
    Yield: about 5 dozen.
Originally published as Mexican Chicken Meatballs in Healthy Cooking October/November 2009, p44

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.

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texasczech User ID: 6396218 264845
Reviewed Apr. 19, 2017

"Everyone loved these meatballs! This recipe is so quick to put together and very tasty. Served them with the chili Corn bread salad Recipe (also on this site) and a salad."

cindymarza User ID: 7391984 218650
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2015

"My whole family loved these Meatballs"

MrsPompa User ID: 7784569 117018
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2014

"I think I'll put these in a green chili enchilada sauce."

jjjwjp User ID: 6795810 164713
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2013

"Absolutely delicious! I have made these meatballs with cornflakes and with gluten-free Rice Krispies. Delicious either way!"

bkligora User ID: 3915917 107938
Reviewed Mar. 3, 2013

"Very good! I made both a batch as the recipe was written and also a batch gluten free and substituted gluten free rice krispies for the corn flakes & they turned out great. Both my kids who are picky enjoyed them."

kgburgess User ID: 2727982 142587
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2012

"These meatballs were really great! My whole family enjoyed them, and I didn't have any trouble getting any of the kids to eat them. They had a nice Mexican flavor but weren't spicy at all. It made a batch of about 40 meatballs on one large cookie sheet for me, and I served 4 per person. I made some Uncle Ben's Taco-Flavored Rice with it and steamed green beans. I think these will make a great appetizer for a Mexican Fiesta themed birthday party we have coming up."

drlor User ID: 6126351 175657
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2012

"The best appetizer or delicious addition to any meal!"

CERVASIO5 User ID: 4814996 107936
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2010

"really, really good"

CERVASIO5 User ID: 4814996 175655
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2010

"really, really good"

rnd01 User ID: 1264482 107933
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2010

"Delicious - I substitute with ground turkey and add italian seasonings to suite our tastes. We fight over the leftovers!"

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