These Healthy Chicken Meatballs with Pesto make a delicious appetizer, snack or easy meal idea the whole family will enjoy. They contain only 4 ingredients and are incredibly easy to make.
Meatballs are one of those fantastic simple dishes that seem to appeal to adults and children alike. I think children love them for their fun round shape and as for the rest of us, well, we love them simply because they are just so good!
As with most comfort food, meatballs can often be high in fat and pretty unhealthy. The good news is that delicious meatballs don’t have to be unhealthy!
Healthy chicken meatballs
This chicken meatballs recipe is both healthy AND delicious!
I used skinless chicken breast and combined it with a good amount of homemade easy sun dried tomato pesto. I shared this easy pesto recipe a few days ago. Adding the pesto right into the meatball mixture infuses the meat with delicious Mediterranean flavours. (The pesto flavour is quite subtle though). So these meatballs do not require any sauce and are perfect served on their own.
These chicken meatballs are soft and fluffy
Despite containing low fat meat these healthy chicken meatballs are deliciously moist and tender. This is thanks to the oil from the pesto, as well as the roll I added into the mixture. It absorbs the oil while creating a fluffy, delicious meatball snack!
Easy Chicken Meatballs
With only 4 ingredients (seasoning being one!), this has got to be one of the easiest, fuss free chicken meatballs recipes out there! Just place all the ingredients in a blender and whizz for a few seconds until the mixture starts coming together. It’s really that simple.
Forming the meatballs is also very easy as the mixture is a little oily so won’t stick to your hands!
The only potentially ‘tricky’ bit is ensuring the meatballs don’t crisp up too quickly. So just fry them slowly over a fairly low heat to ensure they have sufficient time to cook through.
How to make healthy chicken meatballs with pesto
I’ve included step-by-step process photos which I hope you will find useful. Refer to Instructions below for more details
If you make this recipe I’d love to get your feedback so please leave a quick comment below, thanks!
More healthy meatballs recipes
If you are a fan of healthy meatballs you may also like my best turkey meatballs with red pepper sauce. Try also my Asian turkey meatballs with red rice. Check out all my easy healthy meatballs recipes here!
4-Ingredient Healthy Chicken Meatballs with Pesto
- 3 medium chicken breasts, skinless,diced
- 10 tbsp Easy Sun Dried Tomato Pesto, approx. 220g, recipe LINK in Instructions below
- 1 medium white roll
- 3 tbsp olive oil, for frying
- 3 tbsp flour, for coating
- Tear up the roll into small pieces and place, along with the chicken, Easy Sun Dried Tomato Pesto and pepper (to taste) in a blender. Whizz for a few seconds until the mixture starts coming together.
- Form small meatballs and roll in the flour.
- Heat up the oil and fry the meatballs slowly over low-medium heat for 10 minutes turning often so they cook evenly. Do not overcrowd the pan. Remove from the heat and serve.
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I am bringing this 4-Ingredient Healthy Chicken Meatballs with Pesto recipe to #CookBlogShare. This week’s host is Easy Peasy Foodie. Also sharing with Fiesta Friday. This week’s co-hosts are Antonia @ Zoale.com and Laurena @ Life Diet Health. I am also bringing this recipe to Recipe of the Week.