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Creamy Pesto Chicken Meatball

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Creamy Pesto Chicken Meatball lettuce boats for when you want a dish that is full of flavor but low on the carbs


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Creamy Pesto Chicken Meatball
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Creamy Pesto Chicken Meatballs

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  • Author: EsmeSalon
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Additional Time: 0 hours
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Meat Recipes


Creamy pesto chicken meatball lettuce boats for when you want a dish that is full of flavor but low on carbs.


Units Scale
  • 500g Ground Chicken
  • 1 tbsp Ground Garlic
  • 1 tbsp Ground Ginger
  • 1/2 cup Breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 cup Pesto (homemade)
  • 1 Egg (beaten)
  • Creamy Pesto Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Pesto
  • 1/3 cup Cream
  • 1 tsp Black Pepper
  • Chopped Spring Onion (garnish)
  • Extra Grated Parmesan (garnish)


  1. Combine the meat with all the other ingredients.
  2. Mix well.
  3. Shape into meatballs and pan-fry in shallow oil till golden brown.
  4. Gently heat the pesto in a pan.
  5. Once it begins to bubble, pour in the cream.
  6. Stir well till it thickens.
  7. Add in the pepper.
  8. Remove from heat.
  9. Place meatballs in the sauce, garnish and serve with your choice of pasta or in lettuce leaves topped with extra sauce.
  10. Enjoy!!


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 675
  • Sugar: 2
  • Sodium: 541
  • Fat: 51
  • Saturated Fat: 15
  • Unsaturated Fat: 32
  • Trans Fat: 1
  • Carbohydrates: 18
  • Fiber: 2
  • Protein: 40
  • Cholesterol: 221
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Creamy Pesto Chicken Meatballs placed in lettuce leaves on a white platter
Creamy Pesto Chicken Meatball

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2 thoughts on “Creamy Pesto Chicken Meatball”

  1. Hi Esme, this recipe looks so wholesome and delicious…all your recipes are actually and I love them all. There’s just something about your writing that makes a recipe look so tempting that moves the reader to actually try it out

    • Good morning dear friend. What an awesome note to read. This means a lot to me and I truly appreciate it. I hope that you do have time to try some of these recipes and that you will enjoy them. Take care and all the best


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