Chicken and Bleu cheese Meatballs

These are great party snacks or appetizers. I came up with these as a low calorie, healthy snack that explodes with great flavor. They are simple to make and will surely be a hit with your family and guests. I used fresh chicken breast as the meat to keep the calories down. Fresh vegetables to give it a crisp texture and blue cheese crumbles to bring the fat that’s required to complete the balls. I paired these with a delicious yet simple sour cream sauce.

 

 

2 chicken breasts

1/2 cup celery (Brunoise)

1/2 cup onion (Brunoise)

1 large egg

1/4 cup skim milk

2 pieces of white bread (cubed with crust cut off)

1/2 cup Blue cheese crumbles

1 Tbsp chopped parsley

2 tsp hot sauce (optional)

S&P TT

Grind chicken breast through the fine die in your meat grinder or use a food processor and pulse until course ground. add celery, onion, blue cheese. In a separate bowl whisk eggs and milk together then add cubed bread and hot sauce. Allow to soak for 5 min. Combine the bread mixture and meat and gently fold them together until well combined.

Roll into 1 1/2″ balls and set on a sheet tray spaced 1/4 apart. Bake for 20 minutes at 350°F or until done.

Spicy sour cream sauce.

This sauce brings a little heat with the coolness of sour cream. A great companion for these balls.

1 cup sour cream or plain yogurt

2 Tbsp hot sauce

S&P TT

Mix first 2 ingredients and refrigerate for 20 minutes. Add S&P to taste


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