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Chicken Florentine Meatballs with Tomato Sauce Recipe Info

Total Time: 50 Minutes
Recipe Yields: 6
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Chicken Florentine Meatballs with Tomato Sauce Recipe

Ingredients

Tomato Sauce-

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup yellow onionsminced
  • garlic clovesminced
  • 28 ounce crushed tomatoescanned (San Marzano recommended)
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

Meatballs-

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 clove garlicminced
  • 5 cups baby spinachfinely chopped (about 5 ounces)
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper

Instructions

Tomato Sauce-

  1. Heat olive oil over medium-low heat in a medium sized pan. Add garlic and onion saute until onions are translucent, 3 minutes. Add tomato paste, stir to combine. Add tomatoes, salt and oregano stir and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes.

Meatballs-

  1. Preheat oven to 400F. Line a sheet tray with foil and lightly coat with oil and set aside.
  2. In a large bowl combine chicken, egg, garlic, chopped spinach, panko bread crumbs, milk, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.
  3. Roll meatballs in 12 equal portions, about 1 1/2 inches, 2 to 3 tablespoons in size. Evenly space the meatballs on the baking sheet.
  4. Place pan in the center of the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  5. Turn oven to broil and cook meatballs another 2 to 3 minutes, until the meatballs are golden brown on top. Serve meatballs with sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 103                                  Calories from Fat 27
                                                                  % Daily Value*
Fat 3g                                                                     5%
Saturated Fat 1g                                                 5%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 38mg                                            13%
Sodium 285mg                                                  12%
Potassium 171mg                                               5%
Carbohydrates 8g                                              3%
Fiber 1g                                                                  4%
Sugar 1g                                                                  1%
Protein 12g                                                         24%
Vitamin A 1500IU                                            30%
Vitamin C 9.9mg                                              12%
Calcium 80mg                                                    8%
Iron 0.9mg                                                           5%
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