Zesty and Spicy Chicken Meatballs with Quinoa and Broccoli

Zesty and Spicy Chicken Meatballs with Quinoa and Broccoli


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Here’s a healthy and delicious alternative to spaghetti and meatballs. The meatballs pack a bit of heat and a pinch of tang that is a great offset to the bitterness of broccoli. This modernized version of a classic comfort food is also a great meal prep option.

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Chicago, IL

Time needed

5 min preparation + 30 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

5 servings


  • 1 pound of ground chicken
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • ¼ cup of croutons, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 teaspoons of paprika
  • 2 teaspoons of onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons of garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon of brown sugar
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • Salt and pepper to taste

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As the oven preheats to 400 degrees, mix together ground chicken, egg, croutons, Worcestershire sauce, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, brown sugar, lemon zest, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Roll into three-inch size balls, line onto a baking tray with one-inch space in between and cook for thirty minutes. Serve with quinoa and steamed broccoli.

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