Chicken Spinach Meatballs


These chicken spinach meatballs are to die for. I make these for my kids' lunch boxes and everyone at their school wants them. They freeze great.

Prep Time:
25 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
25 meatballs


  • cooking spray

  • ¼ large onion

  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded

  • 1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled

  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled

  • 1 pound ground chicken

  • (10 ounce) package frozen spinach, thawed, not drained

  • ½ cup grated Asiago cheese

  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese (Optional)

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon dried basil

  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric (Optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.

  2. Combine onion, jalapeno peppers, ginger, and garlic in a food processor; pulse until coarsely chopped.

  3. Place onion mixture, chicken, spinach, Asiago cheese, feta cheese, salt, basil, and turmeric in a large bowl. Mix together gently. Form mixture into balls. Arrange balls about 1/2 inch apart on the baking sheets.

  4. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 15 minutes.

Cook's Notes:

Most of the time I don't add feta cheese. I only add it if I already have it.

I have made these meatballs with turkey, but they taste so much better with ground chicken.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

215 Calories
8g Fat
4g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 215
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g 10%
Saturated Fat 4g 21%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 652mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 7mg 35%
Calcium 195mg 15%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 425mg 9%

* 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.