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Mexican Chicken Meatballs Recipe

Mexican Chicken Meatballs Recipe

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. YIELD:60 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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. Yield: about 5 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 meatball (calculated without salsa) equals 21 calories, 1 g fat (trace saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 49 mg sodium, 1 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.