Super moist flavorful chicken meatballs that are easy to make and everyone loves. You can double and use in a next day lunch salad.

I use thighs so my meatballs are juicy and have lots of flavor. I start with whole chicken because I do not buy packaged ground chicken and turkey - I want to know what is in my food.

  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Cavender’s Greek Seasoning (otherwise use, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper)
  • A few dashes cayenne pepper
  • 1 cup, lightly packed, raw baby spinach, roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Pulse the chicken, onion, garlic, egg white, lemon juice, seasoning and cayenne in a food processor until well combined but there is still some texture - do not make a smooth puree. Transfer the ground mixture to a bowl and fold in the chopped spinach.
  • Portion into bite sized balls using a small metal scoop if you have one, otherwise use a teaspoon - dampen hands, roll into balls then flatten slightly.
  • Heat oil in a non stick skillet and sauce the bites until golden, flip and cook an additional minute.
  • Remove to plate and serve with salad.
January 10, 2023
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