I wish I could blame studying abroad in Italy for my love of food, but Italian food specifically. The reality is I have always had a love affair with food. When we first got married, it was a whole new world not only not having a meal plan to rely on but having to cook for someone else! Crazy, right?
|Sorry, they were just too cute to not post this picture|
It didn’t take me long to figure out a few quick and fool-proof recipes that looked and taste gourmet, but that I didn’t have to slave over for hours. Meatballs. So easy, so versatile and so delicious. The first time I decided trying to make meatballs, I was terrified. It always seemed like it was a very complicated dish to make. But after the first time, I realized meatballs don’t have to be complicated.
These aren’t your average meatballs. In fact, they’re the most delicious and moist chicken meatballs that you’ll ever have. Okay, that may be a bold statement, but trust me y’all, these are good. With four ingredients (plus salt and pepper), you can’t go wrong.
Here’s what you’ll need (yields approx. 12):
Ground chicken (about 1lb)
Bread crumbs (1/4 cup)
Parmesan or Italian blend cheese (1/4 cup)
Salt and pepper (about a teaspoon each)
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Make sure to really work with the ground chicken so it looses that grounded/stringy look. Then form golf sized meatballs and place onto baking sheet (cover with aluminum foil for easy clean up!). This is one of those recipes you don’t have to use your hands for, but you’ll feel so good using them! Isn’t there something so satisfying with getting to use our hands to create?
After forming the meatballs, place them in the oven set to 350 degrees for about 15 minutes. Top a heaping plate of spaghetti with meatballs. Buon appetito! You can also replace the chicken with ground turkey, ground beef, or ground sausage. Which makes it super easy to just use whatever you have in the fridge or freezer!
Is there a recipe you were always intimidated by? I say, go for it! Get your hands dirty. Or have you put your own spin on a classic dish? I’d love to know your secret ingredient 🙂 We all know mine is green chile…may have to try that next time!
Don’t forget to come back tomorrow to link up with me and Rachel from Oh Simple Thoughts for our coffee date. We can’t wait to hear how you’ve been lately and what the Lord is doing in your life!