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Monday, January 13, 2020

Chicken Florentine Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

Chicken Florentine Meatballs with Tomato Sauce

Baked chicken florentine meatballs with homemade tomato sauce! Tender pieces of white meat combined with fresh spinach for a healthy meal full of

Ingredients

Tomato Sauce-

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup yellow onionsminced
  • garlic clovesminced
  • 28 ounce crushed tomatoescanned (San Marzano recommended)
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

Meatballs-

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 clove garlicminced
  • 5 cups baby spinachfinely chopped (about 5 ounces)
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Pepper

Instructions

Tomato Sauce-

  • Heat olive oil over medium-low heat in a medium sized pan. Add garlic and onion saute until onions are translucent, 3 minutes. Add tomato paste, stir to combine. Add tomatoes, salt and oregano stir and simmer on low heat for 30 minutes.

Meatballs-

  • Preheat oven to 400F. Line a sheet tray with foil and lightly coat with oil and set aside.
  • In a large bowl combine chicken, egg, garlic, chopped spinach, panko bread crumbs, milk, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper.
  • Roll meatballs in 12 equal portions, about 1 1/2 inches, 2 to 3 tablespoons in size. Evenly space the meatballs on the baking sheet.
  • Place pan in the center of the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Turn oven to broil and cook meatballs another 2 to 3 minutes, until the meatballs are golden brown on top. Serve meatballs with sauce.
Chicken Florentine Meatballs with Tomato Sauce
4/ 5
Oleh