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Easy French Onion Chicken Meatballs

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Definitely delicious! I was so surprised how easy this was.

 

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE CHICKEN MEATBALLS:

  • 1 egg
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup almond meal for gluten free version (or bread crumbs if preferred)
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 pound 93% lean ground chicken

FOR THE FRENCH ONION SAUCE:

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 large yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 4 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 4 ounces shredded Gruyère cheese (see Note about cheeses below)
  • 6 ounces shredded Havarti cheese (see Note about shredding the Havarti, below)

INSTRUCTIONS

TO MAKE THE MEATBALLS:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all meatball ingredients: ground chicken, Parmesan cheese, almond meal, fresh chopped parsley, chopped onion, egg, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix until everything is combined.
  3. Using a 1½ – inch scoop, form meatballs and place them evenly spaced on the parchment lined baking sheet.  Bake for 15-20 minutes or until internal temperature is 165F.

TO MAKE THE FRENCH ONION SAUCE:

  1. While the meatballs are baking: In a large skillet over medium heat, add the olive oil and butter.  Add onions and cook until very soft and golden, 25 minutes, stirring often.
  2. Add the minced garlic and cook 1 more minute.
  3. Add beef broth, fresh thyme, onion powder, salt and pepper.  Bring to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until slightly thickened, about 5 minutes.
  4. Add the baked meatballs to the skillet and cook about 5 minutes.  Sprinkle the cheese over the meatballs and cover the pan until it melts, about 3-5 minutes. Serve them warm, and garnish with fresh thyme.

 

                  Omg this was so good. Toasted french bread and poured over it 😛

 

WW Point Info: 

5  Smart Points

 

NUTRITION INFORMATION

Yield 8

Serving Size

3 MeatballsAmount Per Serving

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Calories 200
Total Fat25g
Saturated Fat3g
Trans Fat0g
Unsaturated Fat15g
Cholesterol115mg
Sodium1092mg
Carbohydrates7g
Net Carbohydrates5g
Fiber2g
Sugar3g
Protein30g
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