Sunday, our new tradition is to roasted a chicken and have leftovers for the week!!!
Yesterday, I was trying to decided what to do with the leftover chicken. I thought of making a stir-fry or a soup but then I thought about my Vitamix. I wanted to make something in my Vitamix. Something I haven't made before... So, yummy chicken vegetable meatballs it was!!!! I have had chicken meatballs before but only made with ground chicken, processed at the store or butcher.
Here is what I tried -- Started with the vegetables and then added the chicken pieces. Using the Vitamix at a lower speed and slowly going up and down to process the meat.
Yes, I could have used my food processor but that would have been no fun!
3 zucchinis (2 made into spaghetti and 1 into the Vitamix)
1 cup of carrots
2 cups of cooked chicken
1/4 cup Almond Flour
1 tsp Parsley
1 tsp Garlic Powder (I wanted to use fresh minced garlic but didn't have any)
salt and pepper
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In the Vitamix (food processor) add chopped zucchini and carrots. Mix until the vegetables are chopped fine. Add chicken, egg, and Almond Flour. Mix again until the chicken is chopped finely. Then add seasonings.
I took out the mixture and mixed again in a bowl, making sure everything was mixed evenly.
I took a small cookie scooper (1 TBSP) and make meatballs. I placed meatballs on a heavy greased cookie sheet. They do not expand so load up the tray!
Bake for 20 - 25 minutes.
Top over some zucchini noodles and mix with a little tomato sauce.
Might I add the boys were crazy about them!!! Baby ate 4 within minutes!!! :)
p.s. next time I am thinking I will bake them for 20 minutes then plop them in the tomato sauce and let simmer a bit!
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