One pan, baked and complete with a sweet and tangy sauce, you gotta love this Baked Chicken meatballs for an easy weekday meal!
Planning meals can be quite a challenge for me. While I enjoy re-stocking, dreaming up the week’s menu and grocery shopping (I do online groceries. I don’t think I will ever be able to do a major grocery shopping in an actual store with my little, super active 1-year-old), coming up with meals that my kids will actually eat can be tough.
So basically, each time I try something new, it may be always a hit for my husband, but not for my kids. Those girls have a palate that appreciates non-complex foods. Hello, chicken nuggets, scrambled eggs and grilled cheese 🙂 But obviously, I cannot feed my husband that. So I try to find a balance in the food that I make. Ones that are kid-friendly but also would pass for an adult’s palate. One example is this Baked Chicken meatballs.
Baked Chicken Meatballs
- Simple, easy prep, and all baked in one pan.
- Cooks in a sweet and savory sauce that both kids and adults will love.
- Perfect to pair with rice, mashed potatoes, or in sandwiches and subs. Make a batch and you will have lunch for days!
The Easy Process
Combine all the meatballs ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Use your hands or a big wooden spoon to incorporate everything.
Form 1 to 1 ½ inches balls and arrange them on a large rimmed baking dish that has been lightly greased.
Then we bake them. First at 425 for 15 minutes to set and brown them, then take it out from the oven and pour the easy, peasy sauce all over the meatballs.
Return the baking dish to the oven and lower the heat to 400 F.
Bake them for 15-20 minutes more, or until the sauce is nice and bubbly. And done! garnish the meatballs with chopped scallion if you like.
Serve it with rice or over mashed potatoes! You can also serve them over garlic pasta, and on sandwiches. Win, win, win!
More Easy Meals
- Chicken Rice and Veggies Casserole
- Salted Fish Chicken Fried Rice
- Soy Mustard Chicken
- Mushroom Jalapeno Naan Pizza