These Chicken Chorizo Meatballs only have a handful of ingredients, but are packed with a ton of delicious flavor and Mexican flair!
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Chicken Chorizo Meatballs

These Chicken Chorizo Meatballs only have a handful of ingredients, but are packed with a ton of delicious flavor and Mexican flair!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chorizo, ground chicken, homemade, meatballs, Mexican
Servings: 36 meatballs
Calories: 66kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 9 ounces pork chorizo
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup salsa verde
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Suggested Servings

  • corn tortillas
  • crumbled Queso Fresco or Cotija cheese
  • Mexican cream or sour cream
  • fresh chopped cilantro
  • lime juice

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Coat a large baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, mix together the ground chicken, chorizo, egg, salsa verde, salt, and breadcrumbs until just combined (mixture will be sticky.)
  • Using a tablespoon sized cookie scoop, form the meatballs.
  • Warm the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add meatballs in batches, if necessary, and cook for about 2 minutes per side until they form a nice crust. 
  • Transfer to the prepared baking sheet. Place in the oven and bake for 15 minutes.
  • Divide meatballs among corn tortillas and sprinkle with Cotija cheese and cilantro.

Notes

• Use a high quality salsa verde for the best flavor.
• You can also serve these with Spanish rice, instead of tortillas.

Nutrition

Serving: 1meatball | Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 152mg | Potassium: 102mg | Vitamin A: 15IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.3mg