Chicken Meatballs with Riced Cauliflower

It’s definitely Fall here in Michigan. It got down below freezing last night!

Which is perfect, because I’ve been in the mood for warming foods. When I was little, my mom used to make these ‘porcupine’ meatballs, where she’d combine pork, beef, rice, and a whole host of seasonings. She’d serve them with marinara sauce or dusted with parmesan.

And y’all. I still dream about them.

There’s something about meatballs that just makes me feel cozy. And it’s about time for some warming, cozy foods up here in The Mitt.

I mean, it’s not even Halloween yet (though it did snow on Halloween last year…), and I’m ready for some warmer weather.

Since I know that I’ve got some time (about 8 months!), I’m slowly coming to terms with the fact that I’m going to be a human popsicle for a bit. And that’s okay.

I can make dishes that are delicious, warming, and looked forward to.

Back to the porcupines. I have been trying to limit my grains because they make me bloated lately (sorry if that’s TMI), so obviously rice in my meatballs was out.

And as I poked around my¬†fridge, I noticed that I had some ground chicken that could easily be turned into meatballs. I was okay with not making the chicken patties I’d originally purchased it for, so meatballs it is!

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Chicken Meatballs with Riced Cauliflower

Ingredients For Chicken Meatballs

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 small egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 cup riced cauliflower
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter

How to Make Chicken Meatballs

Gather your ingredients and pre-heat a large pan over medium heat.
chicken meatballs with no breadcrumbsWhile your pan heats, combine the ground chicken, egg, pepper, salt, minced garlic, and Parmesan cheese in a large mixing bowl.
Add the olive oil to your pan and allow it to warm.
While you’re waiting on the olive oil, form small 2-3″ meatballs from the chicken mixture (you can do this with a cookie scoop or your hands).
healthy chicken meatballsPlace the chicken meatballs carefully in your heated pan.
Cook the meatballs for about 5 minutes on each side – about 15-20 minutes total or until they are cooked through, then remove them from the pan.
ground chicken meatball recipesServe your meatballs over riced cauliflower (or spiralized zucchini) . You can eat them as is (they’re delicious), or sauce them with pesto, alfredo, marinara, or even dust them with some more parmesan.
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Chicken Meatballs with Riced Cauliflower

A quick and easy chicken meatball with a riced cauliflower that is absolutely delicious! Give this recipe a try for a busy weeknight meal! 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 small egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 4 cup riced cauliflower
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Instructions
 

  • Gather your ingredients and pre-heat a large pan over medium heat.
  • While your pan heats, combine the ground chicken, egg, pepper, salt, minced garlic, and Parmesan cheese in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the olive oil to your pan and allow it to warm.
  • While you're waiting on the olive oil, form small 2-3" meatballs from the chicken mixture (you can do this with a cookie scoop or your hands).
  • Place the chicken meatballs carefully in your heated pan.
  • Cook the meatballs for about 5 minutes on each side - about 15-20 minutes total or until they are cooked through, then remove them from the pan.
  • Serve your meatballs over riced cauliflower (or spiralized zucchini) . You can eat them as is (they're delicious), or sauce them with pesto, alfredo, marinara, or even dust them with some more parmesan.
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Enjoy!

Do you like chicken meatballs?

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