Creamy Cajun Chicken Meatballs Recipe

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Esther Shelton Modified: March 24, 2022
Creamy Cajun Chicken Meatballs Recipe

How To Make Creamy Cajun Chicken Meatballs

Flavored with cajun seasoning, these chicken meatballs are cooked in a rich and creamy sauce and perfect as a meaty yet light dish.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Meatballs:

  • ¾cupbread crumbs
  • 1egg
  • 2tbspCajun seasoning
  • 3garlic cloves,minced
  • ¼cupparmesan,grated
  • lbsground chicken
  • 3tbspolive oil
  • salt,to taste

For Sauce:

  • 1tbspolive oil
  • 1tbspbutter
  • 2garlic cloves,minced
  • ½cuponions,chopped
  • 2tbspflour
  • cupslow sodium chicken broth
  • 1tbspCajun seasoning
  • ½tsppaprika
  • salt and pepper,to taste
  • ½cupheavy cream

Instructions

  1. In a bowl mix together all the ingredients for the meatballs except oil till just combined. Form them into approximately 18 meatballs.

  2. Heat olive oil in a pan and add the meatballs to the pan. Do not overcrowd the pan and if its not large enough, cook the meatballs in batches. Brown the meatballs on all sides and remove them on a plate.

  3. To start making the sauce, heat olive oil and butter in the same pan and add garlic and onions. Saute for 2 to 3 minutes and add the flour.

  4. Cook the flour for a minute or two to cook it so that it doesn’t taste raw. Slowly add the chicken broth and keep whisking continuously till the sauce thickens.

  5. Add the cajun seasoning, paprika, salt, pepper and the meatballs. Simmer the meatballs for 10 minutes till they are cooked through.

  6. Mix in the heavy cream and turn off the flame. Serve hot.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 127.54kcal
  • Fat: 8.86g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.24g
  • Trans Fat: 0.04g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 4.10g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.00g
  • Carbohydrates: 5.20g
  • Fiber: 0.43g
  • Sugar: 0.66g
  • Protein: 7.17g
  • Cholesterol: 43.32mg
  • Sodium: 163.31mg
  • Calcium: 47.19mg
  • Potassium: 199.06mg
  • Iron: 0.83mg
  • Vitamin A: 38.94µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.65mg
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