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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

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

Nutritional Facts

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

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.
    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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cindymarza 218650
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2015

"My whole family loved these Meatballs"

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MrsPompa 117018
Reviewed Apr. 30, 2014

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

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jjjwjp 164713
Reviewed Apr. 2, 2013

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

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bkligora 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."

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kgburgess 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."

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drlor 175657
Reviewed Jan. 3, 2012

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

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CERVASIO5 107936
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2010

"really, really good"

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CERVASIO5 175655
Reviewed Sep. 22, 2010

"really, really good"

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rnd01 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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latulippe 176069
Reviewed Jul. 16, 2010

"I served these as an appy with red pepper jelly. Delicious!"

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