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Pesto Chicken Meatballs Recipe

These easy pesto chicken meatballs are loaded with flavor and perfect for a quick weeknight meal. They go great with pasta, cous cous, rice or veggies!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 16 meatballs
Calories: 89kcal


  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1/2 cup basil pesto fresh or store-bought
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking mat, set aside.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine ground chicken, shallot, breadcrumbs, parmesan, pesto, egg, salt, and pepper. Using a spatula or your hands, mix until combined.
  • Roll mixture into balls about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Place onto prepared baking sheet and lightly spray with oil (I prefer using pure avocado oil).
  • Place into oven and bake for 20-25 minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees. Remove from the oven and serve with your favorite pasta dish or steamed vegetables.


Serving: 16g | Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 169mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 183IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg