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Mexican Chicken Meatballs

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
    about 5 dozen


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


  • 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.
  • Bake at 375° for 12-15 minutes or until a 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 21 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 49mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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  • texasczech
    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
    Jan 23, 2015

    My whole family loved these Meatballs

  • MrsPompa
    Apr 30, 2014

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

  • darcirivers
    Jun 25, 2013

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  • angcy
    May 17, 2013

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  • jjjwjp
    Apr 2, 2013

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

  • bkligora
    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
    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
    Jan 3, 2012

    The best appetizer or delicious addition to any meal!

    Sep 22, 2010

    really, really good