Prepare to have your taste buds tantalized and your culinary skills tested as we embark on a flavorful adventure through high-protein chicken meatballs. Yes, my friends, we're about to embark on a journey that combines the art of meatball mastery with the pursuit of fitness-friendly feasting. So put on your aprons and get ready to roll because we're about to unleash a recipe with you shouting, "More meatballs, please!"
Imagine sinking your teeth into juicy, tender meatballs bursting with savory flavors that make your mouth dance happily. But hold on. These aren't just any ordinary meatballs. We're taking the classic comfort food and giving it a healthy makeover using lean, protein-packed chicken.
Here's the best part: these chicken meatballs are a breeze to make. Yes, you heard it right! Even if your culinary skills are as questionable as your dance moves, fear not! Our foolproof recipe will have you rolling meatballs like a seasoned chef in no time. No complicated techniques or obscure ingredients here - just simple, straightforward steps that will turn you into a meatball maestro.
So grab your ingredients, sharpen your knives, and get ready to impress your taste buds and gym buddies with these succulent, protein-packed wonders. It's time to dive into the world of high-protein chicken meatballs and unleash your inner kitchen superstar!
Servings 1 Person
Preparation Time 10 Minutes
Cooking Time 15 Minutes
Total Time 25 Minutes
Calories 519 cal
Protein 57 g
Carbs 32 g
Fat 15 g
- 1lb ground chicken
- 90 g rolled oats
- 2 whole onions
- 2 tsp allspice
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Set the pan on medium heat and lightly grease or spray it to prevent the meatballs from sticking.
- Grate or finely chop the onion.
- Combine the remaining ingredients in a big bowl with the grated onion.
- To make the mixture into small balls of a consistent size, use a spoon (wet your hands with cold water to prevent the mixture from adhering to your hands). This will ensure that the meatballs cook at the same rate.
- Fry the balls until golden brown (rip open one to see whether they are fully done).
5 Meatballs Fun Facts
We know a scrumptious recipe is not enough for you. So, presenting you 5 amazing fun facts about meatballs. Let’s get straight to them!
- The origin of the meatball is uncertain, but some historians believe that Persia was the birthplace of meatballs, known as kofta in that region. Recipes for minces, meat mixtures that included peacock, pheasant, and rabbit, date back to the Roman Empire.
- Meatballs are a versatile dish, with every culture having its version. Some of the most well-known variations include Swedish köttbullar, Spanish albondigas, Dutch bitterballen, Greek keftedes, South African skilpedjies, and Indian kofta.
- Italian meatballs, known as polpettes, differ from their American counterparts. They are smaller and made with equal parts bread and meat, often including fish. Polpettes are usually served as the main course, sometimes in a light broth, and not with spaghetti and tomato sauce as is commonly seen in the United States.
- Meatballs were created as a way to use cheaper, tougher cuts of meat and stale bread, making them an economical and practical dish for families. Waste not, want not!
- The world's largest meatball was made by the Italian-American Club of Hilton Head Island, SC, weighing a staggering 1757 pounds. It took a year of planning, custom equipment, and a week of cooking to create it. Most of the meatball was donated to local programs to feed the hungry.