The ground chicken in this recipe gives standard spaghetti and meatballs a new spin that's sure to become your next family favorite.

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Ingredients

Directions

  • Heat oven to 375 degree F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and place a baking rack over it; coat rack with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

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  • In a large bowl, combine bread pieces and milk and let stand for 5 minutes or until bread softens. Mash with fork until a paste forms. Add chicken, Parmesan,

  • 2 tablespoons of the parsley and 1/2 teaspoon salt, and stir until evenly mixed.

  • With clean hands kept wet with water, shape mixture into thirty 1-1/2-inch meatballs. Place meatballs on prepared rack and bake at 375 degree F for 24 minutes.

  • While meatballs are cooking, make sauce. Heat oil in a nonstick medium-size skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add tomatoes, balsamic vinegar, Italian seasoning and black pepper and increase heat to medium-high. Cook for about 13 minutes. Stir in remaining 1/8 teaspoon salt and 2 tablespoons parsley.

  • Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and reserve 1/2 cup pasta water. Transfer pasta to a large serving bowl and top with meatballs. Stir pasta water into sauce and spoon sauce on top of pasta and meatballs.

Nutrition Facts

432 calories; 13 g total fat; 93 mg cholesterol; 394 mg sodium. 65 g carbohydrates; 24 g protein;

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