Spinach feta chicken meatballs - great for meal prep! These meal prep baked chicken meatballs are going to be an amazing addition to your new year eating plan! They’re loaded with lean protein, spinach, feta cheese and so much delicious flavor. Plus, they're low-carb, keto and gluten-free!
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This recipe makes about 50 meatballs and they freeze perfectly – an amazing recipe to help you meal prep for the week!
As you know I’m kind of a meatball maven. I could eat meatballs every day for the rest of my life… especially when they are filled with delicious flavor and good for you ingredients. Like these Italian Parmesan meatballs, French onion chicken meatballs, meal-prep turkey meatballs, and even these veggie meatballs!
Like my latest creation… Spinach Feta Chicken Meatballs – cramazing, right!??
I figured since it’s the New Year and the season of jump-starting “eating better,” these meatballs would be perfect.
I can’t get enough of them. I literally told the B man that they were off limits, then proceeded to devour them for lunch and dinner all week.
Just so you don't think I’m a meatball bully – B can eat donuts 3 times a day and never gain a pound – in fact he would probably lose weight. Me on the other hand if I look at food it tries to occupy space on my body.
I have a verrrry slow metabolism, I have a low-functioning thyroid and I’m on a 1200 calorie diet (don't worry my GP and trainer both carefully supervise this plan). I KNOW – INSANE!!!
But this is where I’m at in life and I will do my best to stay healthy and fit. That includes consuming lean protein, low-carbs, low-calories and getting as many veggies in my diet every day as possible within these parameters.
These homemade meatballs deliver all of that and more.
They are full of spinach, ground chicken, feta cheese, almond meal, onion, garlic, spices and herbs. And they are baked meatballs, so even better.
The other thing I’m all about is my food tasting delicious. I don't eat much, so when I do, I want to enjoy my food experiences, and believe it’s possible to have it all: easy, wholesome, and delicious meals!
These chicken meatballs tick all those boxes.
This meatball recipe is perfect for meal prepping. It makes about 50 meatballs and they freeze perfectly.
Just follow this chicken meatball recipe and cook them as specified. Then load them in a resealable freezer bag, toss them in the freezer and enjoy them whenever you want.
Another amazing thing about these meatballs is that they are soo easy to make. Allow me to share…
How to make chicken meatballs with spinach and feta
Preheat oven to 400F, and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Mix all the ingredients together in a large mixing bowl, just enough to get everything evenly distributed.
Use a 1½-inch scoop to form the meatballs (be sure the meatball mixture is firmly pressed into the scoop). Space them evenly on a parchment-lined baking sheet. (You can dip the scoop in water now and then or spray it with cooking spray to help them release more easily if needed).
Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes or until the internal cook temp reaches 165F on your trusty digital meat thermometer.
Now they’re ready to devour! Put them over a salad, or some zucchini noodles or cauliflower rice for a tasty low-carb/gluten free meal. Or if low-carb and gluten free are not a concern… enjoy them over some jasmine rice or with some warm pitas.
It’s up to you to decide what you’ll do with these yummy chicken meatballs… whatever you decide I know you will love them as much as I do!
To freeze, allow the meatballs to cool completely. Then freeze in one large freezer bag or divide into portions in smaller freezer bags. They’re best when used within 2-3 months.
I added some zucchini noodles and a little homemade alfredo sauce to my containers and had lunch ready to go for the week. Truly a yummy well-balanced, low carb, keto and gluten free meal.
However you use these meatballs, they are sure to land in your rotation on a regular basis. Such an easy, tasty, versatile recipe... full of the best ingredients and all kinds of delicious flavor - what's not to love?
- ½ cup almond meal/almond flour (or breadcrumbs if low-carb and gluten free are not a concern)
- 2 teaspoons oregano
- 1½ teaspoons salt
- 1½ teaspoons pepper
- 2 eggs
- 20 ounces frozen chopped spinach, thawed and thoroughly squeezed to get ALL the liquid out.
- 8 ounces feta cheese, finely crumbled
- ½ cup parsley
- 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
- 8 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 pounds ground chicken (93% Lean | 7% fat)
- Preheat oven to 400F, and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- To make the meatballs, add the almond flour or almond meal, oregano, salt and pepper to a large mixing bowl and stir together.
- Beat the eggs and stir them into the almond meal mixture.
- Mix in spinach, feta, parsley, onion and garlic.
- Add ground chicken, and mix together just enough to get everything evenly distributed. Don't over-mix.
- Use a 1½ - inch scoop to form the meatballs (be sure the meat mixture is firmly pressed into the scoop). Space them evenly on a parchment-lined sheet pan. (You can dip the scoop in water now and then to help them release more easily if needed).
- Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes. Serve warm as your entree or as an appetizer.
- To freeze, allow the meatballs to cool completely. Then freeze in one large freezer bag or divide into portions in smaller freezer bags.
Serving Size1 meatball
Amount Per Serving Calories 81Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 34mgSodium 144mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 7g
This nutrition card uses an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. This estimate is not a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice!