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bowl of blueberry chicken meatballs with fresh basil leaves

Blueberry Chicken Meatballs

Blueberry Chicken Meatballs may sound odd, but it's a light and delicious take and flavor combination on a classic meatball. They're great for breakfast or brunch but when added to a sauce, can hold up as an appetizer at any party.
3.50 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course 30 minutes or less, Breakfast, Brunch
Cuisine American
Servings 16 meatballs
Calories 52 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • ¼ cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon basil chopped
  • 1 tablespoon mint chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • ½ cup blueberries

Directions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and place a cooling rack on top. Spray with non-stick spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine ground chicken, flour, basil, mint, lemon juice and zest, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Gently fold the blueberries into the mixture.
  • Form golf-ball sized meatballs making 16 total meatballs. Place on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake 12-15 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 165 F.

Notes

Frozen Blueberries: let blueberries thaw completely in a strainer. Pat dry with paper towels. Be very gentle mixing them in or they'll break and the meatballs will be purple. 
Servings and Suggestions: 
  • Serve as an appetizer, for breakfast, lunch or dinner. 
  • Dip in blueberry jam, bbq sauce or a balsamic glaze.
  • Breakfast: enjoy them along with pancakes, french toast or waffles.
  • Lunch or dinner: serve with mashed potatoes, mashed sweet potatoes, a side salad or green veggies.
  • Replace ground chicken with ground pork or turkey.
  • Use dried basil and mint if that's what you have on hand.

Nutrition

Serving: 4meatballsCalories: 52kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 5gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 24mgSodium: 163mgPotassium: 154mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 34IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 3mgIron: 1mg

Recipes on Cookaholic Wife are for information purposes only. Nutritional Data provided has not been evaluated by a nutritionist.

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