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BBQ Cheddar Jalapeno Chicken Meatballs

Football season is in full swing around here and my new weekly dilemma is what delicious recipe(s) to whip up for the weekend. Between Pinterest and blogs, I usually have a list about a mile long of things that I am dying to make. However this past weekend, I went off script and decided to make these delicious BBQ Cheddar Jalapeno Meatballs. I used a basic meatball recipe for the base and then spiced things up with jalapenos, cilantro, and some cheddar cheese. When they are finished, toss them in some of your favorite barbecue sauce and they are a delicious treat on their own or stuffed into a sandwich.

BBQ Cheddar Jalapeno Chicken Meatballs
Servings: 4
Serving Size: 4 meatballs
Nutritional Info: 246 calories, 1.2g of fat, 9.5g of carbohydrates, 5.8g of fiber, 28.3g of protein, Sugars: 5.8g
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 6 *


  • 1 lb. 90% lean ground chicken
  • 1-2 jalapenos, seeded and diced (adjust according to your spice preference)
  • 1/2 cup reduced fat shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • Splash of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp. diced onions
  • 1 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce (adjust or leave out for Low Carb/Paleo/Gluten-free)


  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. Mix together the chicken, jalapenos, cheese, cilantro, egg, cumin, salt, pepper, Worcestershire, onions, and garlic.
  3. Roll into about 16 meatballs.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes until completely cooked through.
  5. While still hot, toss with your favorite barbecue sauce.

* PointsPlus® calculated by Slender Kitchen; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

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3 Response to BBQ Cheddar Jalapeno Chicken Meatballs

  1. Liz on September 9, 2013

    This sounds so good. Thank you.

  2. Erica on September 9, 2013

    Looks amazing. We love meatballs around here… always doubling for leftovers! I will be trying this one soon!

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