Pecan Chicken Meatballs

Pecan Chicken Meatballs


1 pound ground chicken

1/4 cup spinach, chopped

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 egg

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon paprika

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional

1 cup raw pecan pieces



  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground chicken, spinach, lemon juice, egg, garlic, onion powder, paprika, salt, pepper, cayenne (if adding), and 1/2 cup pecans.
  3. Mix all ingredients together until well combined.
  4. Roll chicken mixture into meatballs, a little over 1 tablespoon of mixture each.
  5. Place reserved 1/2 cup pecans in a bowl. Roll meatballs in pecans to coat, and then place prepared baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 20 to 30 minutes until meatballs are cooked through.
  7. Serve warm with sauces for dipping or over pasta of your choice as a main dish. Makes about 25 meatball. Serves 5.