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pan of pesto chicken meatballs

Pesto Chicken Meatballs and Vegetables

  • Author: Leanna Myers
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


Need a quick week night dinner recipe? Healthy pesto chicken meatballs are your answer! This recipe only takes 30 minutes to throw together.


  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup basil pesto
  • 1 cup parmesan, grated
  • 2 medium zucchinis, chopped
  • 2 medium bell peppers, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • pinch of black pepper


  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. Add the meatballs back to the skillet and dollop some extra pesto and parmesan cheese on top.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: One Pot
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: chicken, pesto, 30 minute meals, dinner recipe, keto