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Chicken Basil Meatballs + Pesto Zucchini Noodles

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ALL RECIPES ARE: WHOLE30* AND PALEO-FRIENDLY; WE USE NO GRAINS, GLUTEN, DAIRY, SOY, REFINED OR ADDED SUGAR, OR ARTIFICIAL INGREDIENTS IN ANY OF OUR MEALS OR RECIPES. EVER.

 

Model Meals Blog | Whole30 Chicken Meatballs + Pesto Zucchini Noodles

 

Who doesn’t love a good meatball?! We’ve created just about every version you can think of the protein-packed bites, but these Chicken Meatballs are definitely one of our favorites.

When you add our yummy meatballs to homemade pesto sauce and zucchini noodles, you’ve got yourself a DELICIOUS Whole30 meal, ready in no time. So follow along and let us know what you think of our chicken basil meatballs + pesto zucchini noodles.

 

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Ingredients | Chicken Basil Meatballs + Pesto Zucchini Noodles

Serves 4

*use organic ingredients whenever possible*

Chicken Meatballs:

  • 1 pound all natural pastured ground chicken
  • 2 tbsp nut and seed butter
  • 1 medium carrot chopped
  • ½ cup basil
  • ¾ cup diced onion
  • 1 tsp salt

Pesto:

  • ¾ cup basil, blanched
  • ¼ cup pine nuts
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • pinch of salt

Zucchini Noodles:

  • 4 zucchinis spiralized
  • Pinch of salt

Details | Chicken Basil Meatballs + Pesto Zucchini Noodles

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. While oven is preheating, combine all chicken meatball ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix until everything is combined but not over-mixed because that will make the meat tough.

2. Roll the chicken mixture into balls (we use roughly a heaping tablespoon of pork per ball) and arrange the meatballs on a lined baking sheet.

3. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until completely cooked through.

4. While cooking the meatballs, spiralize your zucchinis and heat them in a pan.

5. Next, make your pesto sauce by combining all pesto ingredients in a blender.

6. When meatballs are fully cooked, add equal amounts of zucchini to plates and add 5 meatballs per dish. Lastly, drizzle desired amount of pesto over you dish and enjoy!

 

Model Meals Blog | Chicken Meatballs + Pesto Zucchini Noodles

 

We hope you enjoy our chicken basil meatballs + pesto zucchini noodles as much as we do! It’s one of our go-to meals and a great way to spruce up a regular chicken dish. Let us know what you think in the comments below 💛


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