Chicken Pesto Meatballs Recipe

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Ana Henderson Modified: March 23, 2022
Chicken Pesto Meatballs Recipe

How To Make Chicken Pesto Meatballs

Explore and make a different meatballs recipe with this guide. This dish is made of chicken and flavored with parmesan, basil pesto, and shallots.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 1lbground chicken
  • 1shallot,minced
  • ½cuppanko breadrumbs
  • ¼cupparmesan,grated
  • ¼cupbasil pesto,fresh or store-bought
  • 1egg
  • ¼tspsalt
  • ¼tspblack pepper



    1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat, set aside.

    2. In medium mixing bowl, combine ground chicken, shallot, breadcrumbs, parmesan, pesto, egg, salt and pepper. Using a spatula or hands, mix until combined.

    3. Roll mixture into balls about 1½ inches in diameter. Place onto prepared baking sheet and lightly spray with oil. 

    4. Place into oven and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees F. Remove from the oven and serve with favorite pasta dish or steamed veggies.


    • Calories: 307.85kcal
    • Fat: 18.22g
    • Saturated Fat: 5.19g
    • Trans Fat: 0.08g
    • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.19g
    • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.98g
    • Carbohydrates: 9.61g
    • Fiber: 1.05g
    • Sugar: 1.52g
    • Protein: 26.40g
    • Cholesterol: 145.17mg
    • Sodium: 402.08mg
    • Calcium: 171.84mg
    • Potassium: 667.09mg
    • Iron: 1.90mg
    • Vitamin A: 36.49µg
    • Vitamin C: 1.18mg
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