Chicken Spaghetti: Spaghetti with Chicken Meatballs

2013-04-28
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  • Servings : 4 to 6
  • Prep Time : 10m
  • Cook Time : 40m
  • Ready In : 50m

Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    440
  • Calories from Fat

    102
  • Total Fat

    11.4g
  • Saturated Fat

    2.6g
  • Cholesterol

    124mg
  • Sodium

    150mg
  • Total Carbohydrates

    50.6g
  • Dietary Fiber

    1.9g
  • Sugars

    3.8g
  • Protein

    33.0g
  • Vitamin A

    25%
  • Vitamin C

    29%
  • Calcium

    7%
  • Iron

    23%
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Kids and adults alike will love this chicken spaghetti, a healthier version of spaghetti and meatballs.

This recipe is part of the kids cookbook, Ready, Steady, Spaghetti: Cooking for Kids and with Kids.

Spaghetti with Chicken Meatballs

 

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 28 ounces canned crushed tomatoes
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1/4 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Method

Step 1

To make the tomato sauce, heat the oil in a large non-stick saucepan over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute, or until just turning golden. Add the tomatoes and season. Lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes, or until thickened.

Step 2

To make the meatballs, combine the chicken, garlic, bread crumbs, basil and cayenne in a large bowl and season. Using damp hands, roll tablespoons of the mixture into balls and place on the baking sheet. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook the meatballs in batches, turning, for 3-4 minutes, or until golden.

Step 3

Transfer the meatballs to the sauce and simmer for another 10 minutes or until cooked through. Add the basil. Cook the spaghetti in a large saucepan of boiling water for 10 minutes, or until tender. Drain well.

Step 4

Toss the spaghetti with the meatballs and sauce and serve with Parmesan cheese.

Did You Know?…

It starts with a simple tomato sauce, using canned tomatoes.

The chicken meatballs are nicely flavored. They can also be baked in the oven, if you are looking to keep this a very low fat recipe. You could also use ground turkey in this recipe.

This is not only great tasting, but it’s a really healthy recipe too. Using ground chicken (or turkey) makes the meatballs tasty, but very low fat. Healthy ingredients hidden so the kids won’t even know they are there.

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