Recipe By Radhika
Published Oct 4th
Prep 25m Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 40m
Servings 25 meatballs Calories 215.3

These chicken spinach meatballs are to die for. I make these for my kids’ lunch boxes and everyone at their school wants them. They freeze great.

Recipe Ingredients

  • cooking spray
  • ¼ large onion
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded
  • 1 (1 inch) piece fresh ginger, peeled
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • ⅓ (10 ounce) package frozen spinach, thawed, not drained
  • ½ cup grated Asiago cheese
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon ground turmeric

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease 2 baking sheets with cooking spray.
  2. 2 Combine onion, jalapeno peppers, ginger, and garlic in a food processor; pulse until coarsely chopped.
  3. 3 Place onion mixture, chicken, spinach, Asiago cheese, feta cheese, salt, basil, and turmeric in a large bowl. Mix together gently. Form mixture into balls. Arrange balls about 1/2 inch apart on the baking sheets.
  4. 4 Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 215.3
  • Carbohydrate 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol 86.2 mg
  • Fat 7.5 g
  • Fiber 1.2 g
  • Protein 32.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 4.2 g
  • Sodium 651.5 mg
  • Sugar 1.2 g

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Chef's Notes

Most of the time I don't add feta cheese. I only add it if I already have it; I have made these meatballs with turkey, but they taste so much better with ground chicken.


  1. I had to substitute turnip and mustard greens for the spinach because I m on no-oxalates but the lower score would not be fixed by using spinach. There are no problems with the recipe although I did add some baking time... about 5 minutes hoping they would brown up. They stay pale and the greens - Read more ...
  2. These are great for those looking for different ways to eat chicken. Flavor was great! I will definetly be making these again! Thanks for the recipe!
  3. Follwed the recipe and even added the optional feta and tumeric. They were bland and fell apart. Won't make them again.
  4. I was surprised by how tasty these were! Appearance seemed odd since most meatballs are not green and white but they were not at all bland. I did squeeze the excess water from my thawed spinach. I think the mixture would have been too wet if I hadn t. The feta cheese added to the - Read more ...
  5. SO...I bought 2 packages of ground chicken only to discover that one of them was turkey! But I got to do a side-by-side comparison of the two! For us: not a major difference. The chicken was "goopier" to work with - the ground turkey was easier to make into meatballs. (FYI: I drained the water - Read more ...
  6. I made changes only because I had turkey instead of chicken on hand. Fresh instead of frozen spinach. I added some of my favorite ingredients cilantro and ground cumin. Did not have Feta. These are great for an easy lunch on the run. Will definitely make them again!
  7. I will try it because it looks easy healthy and delicious!. Thank you!
  8. Yummy dinner for me. I added the turmeric but had no feta so I left it out. The texture of these was different from usual meatballs. Not unpleasant at all. I think it was all the grated cheese in it.. I like it a lot
  9. This is a different meatball than I have ever tried before. My husband was a big fan and thought they would be the perfect appetizer. I thought the flavor was good but the ginger was a little bit too strong for me. I also wasn't crazy about the texture of the meatball. Without having a - Read more ...