Cheesy Chicken Meatballs

Sometimes we have fun. We go shopping. We hit the park. And for the first time, we also try out the swings.


Okay, only Ethan tried out a swing, but he liked it.


Other days, we don’t have fun. Hmpff. It happens. Just like when I was trying to cook these babies.


I made them for Kevin’s lunch this week, and he said they’re blog-approved. Maybe he was just being nice, but either way, they couldn’t be too bad. I mean, goat cheese people… goat cheese.


Cheesey Chicken Meatballs
  • 1 lb lean ground chicken (about 97% lean)
  • ¼ cup skim milk
  • ½ cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 oz goat cheese
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees, and mix all ingredients *except goat cheese* in a bowl with your hands.
  2. Drop the balls onto a baking sheet. They seem too moist, but if you're using lean chicken, you'll need the moisture. This makes about 12-15 balls; I got 14.
  3. Cut the goat cheese into enough pieces to fill your balls. If the goat cheese crumbles when you cut it, just mush it together. Smoosh the cheese directly into the ball, and use your fingers to cover it with the chicken.
  4. Bake balls for 20-23 minutes. Goat cheese doesn't get as gooey, so it won't look very melted when you cut into the ball. Nevertheless, make sure chicken is cooked through.


As always, if you try them, let me know what you think!


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13 Responses to Cheesy Chicken Meatballs

  1. Tina Muir says:

    What do I think? I think they SOUND great….and goats cheese makes them sound like heaven! I cannot get enough of it!! Yuuuum!

  2. You can never go wrong with goat cheese, so of course they sound awesome!

  3. Mmmm…yum, yum, yum! I love the idea of goat cheese in these!

  4. So I read the title and then the first pic was of Ethan and I was like “what an adorable little meatball!” and then I realized you were posting a recipe…I’m a tool but he really is completely adorable and I want to eat him up!

  5. Love goat cheese! These sound really good, turkey meatballs are one of my favorites. I bet these would go well with pesto pasta.

  6. cottercrunch says:

    i’ve been craving meat and cheese like no other, so gimme!

  7. janetha says:

    I love goat cheese! It may be in the top 3 favorite cheeses on my list. These look super simple and tasty.

  8. Love goat cheese! These sound amazing.

  9. Goat cheese makes everything better! 😉

    Ethan is so darn cute in the swing!

  10. Goat cheese is my all-time favorite! I’ve gotta try these!

  11. I’m not a goat cheese fan typically, but these look like they could change my mind about it 🙂 Sounds amazing!

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