While making meatballs with lean ground beef is one way to cut fat and calories, substituting ground chicken for beef is another option. In fact, if you are looking to cut red meat from your diet, ground chicken breast or low-fat ground chicken is a healthy alternative. Chicken meatballs cook up just as easily as those made from ground beef, and although the taste is not identical, a healthier meatball is certainly worth giving a try.
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Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Place the ground chicken in a large mixing bowl.
Place the ground chicken in a large mixing bowl. Crack the egg and add it along with the breadcrumbs to the ground chicken.
Add the milk over the contents of the mixing bowl. Combine the ground chicken, egg, bread crumbs and milk using your clean hands. Squeeze and knead the meat and other ingredients until they are evenly distributed.
Form the combined ingredients into 1-inch round balls. Place each chicken meatball on a baking sheet coated lightly with cooking spray.
Bake the chicken meatballs for approximately 20 minutes or until golden brown. Press a meat thermometer into one of the meatballs to determine the temperature at the center. Chicken meatballs are ready when the center temperature reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
Remove the baking tray from the oven after cooking. Serve the meatballs alone or with salad, or add them to your favorite recipes.