Healthy Chicken Carrot Meatballs. Lately, I feel like I’m struggling to get good meals on the table. It’s not that we eat particularly badly or anything. It’s more like I feel overwhelmed by the task of cooking dinner. I think with the whole work-life balance thing, I forget about myself a bit. Eating better for me is the first step to getting back in balance. So tonight it’s Chicken Carrot Meatballs.
I like chicken burgers. If you do them right, they are flavourful and stay together. Adding carrots to the mix makes them that much better. They hold their shape, you get the fiber, and you don’t taste the carrot, but the flavor of the chicken is definitely enhanced. Nothing worse than bland food. I like to add dried mustard to the mix. If you don’t have that, a squirt of regular mustard works just as well.
You can flavor these Chicken Carrot Meatballs however you want, add some ginger and soy and make them more of an Asian style, or get some cumin and chili powder and go Southwest. You could substitute the carrots for zucchini and use red onions. There are lots of ways to adjust this.
I also like making finger foods. I know my guy can use a fork, but chances are he will eat way more by using his hands. So sliders and meatballs are my favorite way to go.
Give this Healthy Chicken Carrot Meatballs recipe a try. If you don’t usually cook with ground chicken or turkey, trust me, it’s worth it. You also can add an egg to the recipe if you are concerned about them falling apart, but I find they stay together just fine.
Healthy Chicken Carrot Meatballs
- 1 pound ground chicken (minced chicken)
- 1 cup carrots - grated
- 3 medium green onions - diced
- ½ cup parmesan cheese - grated
- ½ cup bread crumbs
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- In a bowl, mix the grated carrots, ground chicken and green onion. In a separate bowl, mix all dry ingredients and stir. Combine the wet and dry ingredients, and roll them into small meatballs, small enough to fit in the palm of your hand.
- In a large frying pan, add vegetable oil and bring to medium heat. Add meatballs and turn, occasionally browning the outside and cooking the inside for approximately 15 minutes; they should be cooked all the way through.
- Serve with dipping sauces like ketchup and barbeque sauce, and enjoy!