In need of a quick week night dinner recipe? These healthy pesto chicken meatballs are your answer! This recipe only takes 30 minutes to throw together and you only have to use one skillet. I make these chicken meatballs without breadcrumbs to cut down on my ingredient list, but feel free to modify the recipe to your liking.
How do you make this 30 minute recipe?
Start by mixing together 1/2 cup of pesto, 1 cup of parmesan cheese and a pound of ground chicken together. Heat up a large skillet over medium heat. Form 1" meatballs, place them in the dry and brown all the sides which will take about 15 minutes.
Need a pesto recipe? Check out my Homemade Pesto in a Blender.
Remove the meatballs and toss in some chopped zucchini, squash, peppers and onions. Sprinkle some salt and pepper on the vegetables and cook for about 10 minutes until soft.
Add the meatballs back to the skillet and dollop some extra pesto and parmesan cheese on top.
Wondering what to serve with pesto chicken meatballs?
Just toss some zucchini, squash and peppers into the same skillet you cooked the meatballs in and call it a night! You could also add mushrooms or other vegetables you have on hand. If your in need of something starchy, boil up some pasta and toss it with more pesto and parmesan cheese.
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