Chicken Meatballs and Spaghetti

Chicken Meatballs and Spaghetti

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"Chicken meatballs and spaghetti is a great alternative to beef or pork. Now, I love beef and pork, but I wanted to give my family something different. This is a recipe for a family of five, plus a little extra for leftovers."


1 h 5 m servings 491 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 491 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 8.3 g
  • 13%
  • Carbs:
  • 65.9g
  • 21%
  • Protein:
  • 42.4 g
  • 85%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 120 mg
  • 40%
  • Sodium:
  • 876 mg
  • 35%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Stir together the crushed tomatoes, diced tomatoes, tomato paste, water, and basil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Salt and pepper to taste. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 15 minutes while preparing meatballs.
  2. Mix together the ground chicken, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, eggs, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper in a medium bowl. Roll into 1 inch balls. Heat a large skillet over medium heat, and coat with cooking spray. Brown the meatballs on all sides. Add meatballs to the simmering pasta sauce and cook until internal temperature of meatballs reaches a minimum of 160 degrees F (72 degrees C), about 30 minutes.
  3. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water, and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the spaghetti, and return to a boil. Cook until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, about 12 minutes. Drain. Serve the meatballs and sauce over the cooked spaghetti.
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  1. 77 Ratings


This produced a really fresh tasting sauce, which I definitely appreciate! I added fresh garlic and mushrooms (sauteed in a bit of olive oil) to the sauce just because those are 2 things that ar...

First let me say this is a fab website for beginner cooks, I'm new to this site and I've only taken a real interest in cooking for my family 3 years ago when I started staying home full time. An...

This was really good! The sauce was very light and enjoyable. I used the ground chicken in the meatballs and they were fantastic! I did bake them on 350 for about 20 minutes, per the suggestion ...

Absolutely fantastic! I am no a cook nor into cooking - just want to make healthy meals my family will eat. I only made the meatballs and used ground turkey rather than chicken simply because t...

I loved this recipe. My husband is Italian but gets really bad heartburn from red sauces so he was reluctant to eat this at first, but it didn't give him any heartburn (I did add about 1/4 milk ...

Meatball portion of recipe was great. Sauce needs a lot of other ingredients including onions, garlic, peppers (any colour), oregano and I like mushrooms in my sauce too. I usually add a pinch o...

Yum!....Love using extra lean ground chicken instead of beef. A few mini changes....I only used 1 lb of ground chicken and I added 2 large cloves of garlic finely minced to the meatball mixture ...

I'm torn with this recipe. The meatballs are excellent! I'm starting to cook more with ground chicken and I'm really liking it. Unfortunately, the sauce brings this recipe down. Even with al...

I use ground turkey and up the italian seasonings, garlic, and parm cheese. A high quality parmesan is a must. I test fry a mini meatball before cooking and add seasoning accordingly before shap...