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chicken meatballs and zoodles

Chicken Meatballs and Zoodles

A much healthier and lighter version of spaghetti and meatballs, this tasty recipe will have you saying goodbye to high carb and high calorie pasta noodles forever!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 302 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 medium zucchini (spiraled)
  • 1 25oz jar marinara sauce (I used Trader Joe's Organic Tomato Basil Marinara)
  • 1 lb ground chicken breast
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves of garlic (minced)
  • 2 tsp dried basil
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 2 tbsp whole wheat Panko
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients except for the zucchini and pasta sauce. Shape the ground meat mixture into 24 meatballs (about 1” each) and place on baking sheet. Bake in oven for about 15-18 minutes, or until meatballs are cooked through and browned on the outside.
  3. In a large sauce pan, combine marinara sauce with the cooked meatballs, and simmer own low until sauce is heated through, about 3-5 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, wrap noodles completely with paper towels, and place in a large, microwave safe dish. Heat in microwave for about 2 minutes. The paper towels will help to absorb the extra water that the zucchini releases.
  5. Divide noodles into 4 different serving bowls. Top each with with meatballs and pasta sauce. Sprinkle with a bit of extra grated parmesan cheese, if desired.

Recipe Notes

Entire recipe makes 4 servings

Serving size is about 6 meatballs with sauce and zoodles

Each serving = 4 Points*

*based only on ingredients with an SP Freestyle value

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Nutrition Facts
Chicken Meatballs and Zoodles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 302 Calories from Fat 66
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.3g 11%
Saturated Fat 0.9g 5%
Cholesterol 114mg 38%
Sodium 1210mg 50%
Potassium 553mg 16%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 6.6g 26%
Sugars 8.5g
Protein 36g 72%
Calcium 12%
Iron 22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.