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Fresh Herb Chicken Meatballs

Blossom Lady
Apr 09, 2022 08:37 AM
Fresh Herb Chicken Meatballs

These tender Fresh Herb Chicken Meatballs, with a delicious lemon garlic butter sauce, come together quickly and can be prepped early in the day!

Scott and I have been enjoying these Fresh Herb Chicken Meatballs on and off for the past few weeks as I've tested the recipe, tweaking it a bit here and there. It's perfect now and I made them one last time yesterday in order to shoot a few pics (to entice you). Throughout the photoshoot, our mouths were watering and we could hardly wait to finish up and enjoy the fruits of our labor for dinner. Once again, it did not disappoint!

I love that these Fresh Herb Chicken Meatballs can be prepped early in the day and popped in the refrigerator until just before serving. A 15-minute stint in a hot oven is all that's needed to finish them off. While the oven does the work, you have time to make a quick lemon garlic butter sauce which is drizzled over the meatballs when serving.

Ingredients:

For the meatballs

  • 1 pound ground chicken you could also use ground turkey
  • ½ cup panko crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 4 green onions scallions finely chopped, finely chopped
  • 1 large yellow bell pepper
  • 4 medium cloves garlic finely minced
  • ½ cup packed basil leaves, finely chopped
  • ½ cup packed fresh parsley leaves, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped rosemary and/or thyme optional
  • finely grated zest of 1 medium lemon
  • 1 ½ teaspoon dry oregano
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For brushing:

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • For the sauce:
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 3 medium cloves garlic finely minced
  • 1 medium lemon halved and sliced thin
  • 3 2- inch sprigs fresh rosemary more for garnish, if desired
  • Optional for serving:
  • cooked orzo
  • baby peas
  • fresh herb leaves
  • shaved parmesan cheese
  • pine nuts
Prep Time:
25 minutes
Cook Time:
20 minutes
Total Time:
45 minutes
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