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Chipotle Chicken Meatballs

Lately it has been lovely and rainy in Los Angeles. For me that’s kind of perfect because it feels a bit more like being back at home during the holidays. There isn’t any snow, but curling up on the couch under a blanket feels just perfect without any guilt that I should be outside. And a bowl of these yummy meatballs on my lap? Even better. They are warm, spicy, and make a perfect taco or entree with rice. I enjoyed mine over a bowl of cauliflower rice (trying to cut back this week after the holiday) and was completely content.

Chipotle Chicken Meatballs
Servings: 4
Serving Size: 4 meatballs
Nutritional Info: 245.2 calories, 9.5g of fat, 13g of carbohydrates, 1g of fiber, 24.3g of protein
Weight Watchers® PointsPlus®: 6 *


  • 28 oz canned diced roasted tomatoes
  • 1/2 chopped onion, divided in half
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp Magi or Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp oregano, divided
  • 2 tbsp adobo sauce, divided
  • 2-4 chipotles in adobo, taste as you go
  • 1 lb ground lean chicken
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • Bay leaf
  • Cilantro and chopped onion for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl use your hands to mix together the chicken, salt, egg, 1 tsp oregano, 1/4 diced onion, 1 tbsp adobo sauce, and bread crumbs until well combined.
  3. Roll out about 16 meatballs and place on a baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray. Bake for twenty minutes.
  4. Meanwhile in a blender combine the diced tomatoes, 1/4 onion, garlic, 1 tsp oregano, and Magi sauce. Add chipotles one at a time and taste until it is at your desired spice level. Season with salt as needed.
  5. Pour into a large pot and bring to a simmer. Add the meatballs and simmer for an additional 20-30 minutes. Serve over cauliflower rice or as tacos and pair with extra adobo sauce on the side.

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

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3 Response to Chipotle Chicken Meatballs

  1. Trixie on November 30, 2012

    Looks great! What type of breadcrumbs did you use?

  2. Ana Rodriguez on November 30, 2012

    Trying this tonight, thanks!

  3. Lidi on December 3, 2012

    Looks like you got yourself some delicious little “albondigas” there! They are the perfect cold weather food, aren’t they?


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