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Chicken Chipotle Meatballs

  • 2 lbs. ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 beaten eggs
  • 1/2 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp. Art of Chipotle, Chipotle Paste
  • 1 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 3 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro

Mix all ingredients well.  Roll meatballs (1 1/2 inch diameter)and freeze or cook.

Saute meatballs on the stove with 2 tsp canola oil in a large skillet over medium heat (taking care not to overcrowd the pan).  Turn frequently to brown on all sides, until cooked through.  Small meatballs will take 8 to 10 min.

OR:  Bake meatballs in a 350 degree oven in a glass baking sheet.  Small meatballs will take 25 minutes.

OR:  Freeze meatballs for 20 minutes, then skewer them close together on prepared kabob sticks and grill over medium-high heat on oiled grates, turning occasionally until cooked through.  Small meatballs will take about 10 minutes.

Pour one of our chipotle sauces over the meatballs before serving.  This picture shows Sweet Heat Addiction as a sauce.

Nutrition Facts:

Nutrition (per serving: 4 meatballs): 213 calories, 77 calories from fat, 8.2 g total fat, 102.6 mg cholesterol, 405 mg sodium, 128.7 mg potassium, 7.8 g carbohydrates, 1.1 g fiber, 1.6 g sugar, 25.4 g protein.

Sweet and Sour Chipotle Meatballs


For Sauce:
1 (8 oz) can crushed pineapple in juice
1 (8 oz) can tomato sauce
2 Tbsp Art of Chipotle Gourmet Paste
2 Tbsp cider vinegar
1 Tbsp sugar
For Meatballs:
1-½ lbs ground meat (beef, veal, or turkey)
1/3 c. unseasoned bread crumbs
2 eggs, lightly beaten
2 Tbsp Art of Chipotle Gourmet Paste
1 tsp chili powder
¼ tsp ground cumin
¼ tsp salt

Prepare Sauce: Place pineapple in sauce, AOC Gourmet Paste, tomato sauce, vinegar, and sugar in an 11 x 7 x 2” microwave safe baking dish. Stir to combine. Cover with plastic wrap, venting at one corner. Microwave on high for 5 minutes. Set aside, covered.

Prepare Meatballs: In a large bowl, mix together the meat, bread crumbs, eggs, AOC Gourmet Paste, and salt. Roll 1 Tbsp of the meat mixture into a small meatball. Repeat until all meat is used. Spray a second 11 x 7 x 2 microwave safe dish with non-stick cooking spray. Place half the meatballs in the dish, cover with plastic wrap, and vent. Microwave on high for 3 minutes. Transfer the meatballs to the dish containing the sauce. Recoat the 2nd dish with cooking spray and microwave the remaining meatballs. Add to sauce. Cover sauce containing the meatballs with plastic wrap and vent. Microwave on high for 4 minutes. Stir. Re-cover and let stand for 10 minutes.

Serve meatballs as an appetizer or spoon over cooked noodles as an entrée.
Makes approx 36 meatballs