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Chicken and Tomato Meatballs

Chicken and Tomato Meatballs 4.000
Top Tomato 2011 Aug 17, 2011

This is a family favorite for dinner at Bowie resident Brenda Brooks's house. The plum jelly and tomatoes give the ground chicken just the right amount of moisture and flavor.

Serve with the dipping sauce of your choice.

Servings: 4 - 5

Yield: Makes 24 to 30 meatballs

  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 2 pounds raw ground white-meat chicken
  • 1 cup seeded, chopped plum tomatoes
  • 5 scallions, white and light-green parts, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning blend
  • 1/2 cup plain dried bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) salted butter, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons ground white pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup plum jelly


Heat enough oil to generously coat a large nonstick or cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat.

Meanwhile, combine the chicken, tomatoes, scallions, poultry seasoning, bread crumbs, egg, butter and ground white pepper in a mixing bowl, blending well. Dampen your clean hands with water, then shape the mixture into 24 to 30 meatballs of equal size.

Working in batches, cook the meatballs until thoroughly cooked through and lightly browned all over, turning them as needed. Transfer the cooked meatballs to a plate as you work.

Stir the water and plum jelly into the (empty) skillet; once the mixture is heated, reduce the heat to medium-low. Return all the meatballs to the skillet and turn gently to coat evenly. Cook for 2 to 5 minutes.

Serve hot, with your favorite dipping sauce.

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Recipe Source

From Top Tomato 2011 finalist Brenda Brooks of Bowie.

Tested by Aimee Sanders.

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 510

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 24g 37%

Saturated Fat: 9g 45%

Cholesterol: 205mg 68%

Sodium: 320mg 13%

Total Carbohydrates: 34g 11%

Dietary Fiber: 2g 8%

Sugar: 22g

Protein: 39g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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