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Savory meatballs sure to please any appetite! This healthier take on the old-fashioned meatball can be paired with pasta or served with mashed potatoes and veggies. Any way you serve them, you’re sure to love them!
Preheat oven to 400 F and move rack to upper ⅓ of oven.
In a medium sized bowl, soak bread bits in milk until softened.
Cook bacon in a skillet over medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon and drain on paper towels, reserving 1 tablespoon of the bacon fat in the pan (discard the rest). Cook onion in the drippings until softened, adding ½ teaspoon each of salt and pepper. Add garlic and cook for an additional minute. Remove from heat and cool slightly.
Squeeze excess milk from bread, and discard milk.
In a large bowl, combine chicken, egg, bacon, onion mixture, bread, 1 tablespoon tomato paste, and parsley. Mix together gently, ideally with your hands.
Form the mixture into roughly 12 meatballs and place in a 9×13 pan.
Mix together remaining 1 tablespoon of tomato paste and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Brush mixture on the tops of the meatballs. Bake in upper ⅓ of the oven for 15-20 minutes, until just cooked through.
Recipe originally from Smitten Kitchen.
Feel free to customize the toppings to your taste. I like my wrap with avocado, tomato and lettuce while my husband likes the chicken on a bun as a club sandwich. The real key to this recipe is the marinade.
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