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southest chicken meatballs on plate with avocado cream sauce for dipping

Southwest Chicken Meatballs

These meatballs are quick and easy to make and full of flavor. They make the perfect finger food or light weeknight dinner.
Course Appetizer, Dinner
Cuisine Asian, Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6


  • 1 lb Ground Chicken
  • 3/4 c Ground Tortilla Chips
  • 2 Tbsp Sour Cream
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Tbsp Jalapeno Diced
  • 2 Tbsp Salsa
  • 3 Tbsp Cilantro Chopped
  • 1/2 c Red Bell Pepper Diced
  • 1 tsp Chipotle Chile Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper


  • Lightly spray baking pan with oil. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a food processor grind tortilla chips.
  • Dice jalapeno, cilantro and red bell pepper.
  • In a mixing bowl, add ground chicken and all of the other ingredients.
  • Using your hands, mix well.
  • Measure 1/4 c of mixture, then divide in two so that each meatball is approximately 1/8 of a cup. Roll and place on baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15 - 2o minutes. Serve immediately.


Add 1/4 - 1/2 tsp of cayenne pepper if you like a little more heat.
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Serving: 4meatballs