Festive Red and Green Chicken Meatball Spaghettini

Festive Red and Green Chicken Meatball Spaghettini
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Total Time: 35
  • Servings: 4

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About this Recipe

This classic pasta dish gets a festive make over with basil pesto and parmesan snow!


1 lbs Maple Leaf Ground Chicken
1 egg yolk
1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
1 tbsp garlic, minced
1/3 cup parsley, chopped
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 lbs spaghettini pasta
1 650 mg jar of prepared marinara sauce
1 cup of prepared pesto
1/2 cup parmesan, shaved
Basil leaves


Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Gently mix together chicken, egg yolk, parmesan, garlic, parsley, salt and pepper. Using a table spoon form into 16 1”inch meat balls.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Brown meat balls on all sides and transfer to a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes or until and internal temperature of `165 has been reached.
Meanwhile bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and prepare pasta per package directions. Drain and return pasta to pot and pour warmed prepared marinara sauce over top. Toss to coat well. Keep warm. Transfer pasta into a large serving dish. Make a well in center of pasta and pile meatballs over top. Drizzle pesto over meat balls. Garnish with parmesan and basil.


Serve with toasted garlic bread.

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