Cheesy Chicken Meatballs


I have abandoned fatty ground beef in favor of healthier options such as ground chicken and turkey. I can ensure with the perfect additions, these will not be bland nor dry - you will not be missing the beef here.

close up view of Cheesy Chicken Meatballs garnished with fresh herbs over pasta on a plate
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
20 meatballs


  • 1 pound ground chicken

  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten

  • ¼ cup roasted garlic light cream cheese

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 tablespoon dry bread crumbs

  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning

  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder

  • 1 ½ tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper


  1. Preheat an oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil, and spray with cooking spray.

  2. Combine the chicken, eggs, cream cheese, Parmesan cheese, bread crumbs, red pepper flakes, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, vegetable oil, salt, and pepper in a large bowl; mix well. Form mixture into 20 meatballs; place on prepared pan.

  3. Bake in center of preheated oven until juices run clear, 17 to 18 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

237 Calories
12g Fat
5g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Calories 237
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 139mg 46%
Sodium 687mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 1mg 7%
Calcium 86mg 7%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 253mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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