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Black Rice Chicken Meatballs

Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: dinner
Cuisine: American
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: chicken meatballs
Servings: 18 meatballs
Calories: 55kcal
Author: Erin


  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup cooked black rice
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs gluten free
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon parsley
  • Pinch of salt and pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • Cook rice over stovetop according to the instructions on the package.
  • Meanwhile, place the chicken in a large bowl and add the remaining ingredients to the bowl, using a large spoon to mix everything together.
  • Once the rice is cooked, drain the water and add the cooked rice to the bowl; stir to combine.
  • Grease a large baking sheet and then, using your hands, roll the chicken into meatballs. Mine were about golf ball size, for reference.
  • Once all the meatballs have been formed, place the baking sheet in the oven and bake for approximately 20 minutes.


*Serving size depends on size of the meatballs, but is anywhere between 16-20 meatballs
*Calories are per meatball and are an estimation 


Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 22mg | Iron: 1mg