The Revolution: Sunny Anderson’s Zesty Chicken Meatballs Recipe


The Revolution: Zesty Chicken Meatballs Recipe

Revolution Weight Loss Hero Sarah Baum said one of her family’s challenges is that it’s hard to cook one meal her entire family could enjoy. Instead, they all end up eating separately.

The Revolution Chicken Meatballs

Sunny Anderson shared her Zesty Chicken Meatballs recipe on The Revolution.


Sunny Anderson, host of Food Network’s Cooking For Real, joined Dr. Tiffanie to teach Sarah Baum how to cook a meal her whole family will love. Sunny said you can make a healthy meal that you can even break down to get other meals out of it.

Chicken Meatballs Vs Beef Meatballs

Sunny said you want to get in the habit of shopping differently at the grocery store to maintain a good diet, and fresh herbs will taste better than some dry spices.

Ground chicken is lean and low-fat, as compared to fattier ground beef that is used in classic meatball recipes. Fresh Thyme contains iron. Hungarian Paprika is smoky and spicy, and you can find its potency ranging from delicate to fiery.


Sunny’s Zesty Chicken Meatballs Recipe


  • 1 lb. Ground Chicken
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Onion Powder
  • 1 tbsp. Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp. Chopped, Fresh Oregano
  • 5 Springs Fresh Thyme Leaves
  • 1 tsp. Hungarian Paprika
  • Lemon for Zest
  • 3 tbsp. Wheat Bread Crumbs, unseasoned
  • 1 egg (or substitute Egg Whites)
  • 1 tbsp of Butter or Olive Oil Spray


  1. Put the raw ground chicken in a large mixing bowl. Add Garlic, Worcestershire Sauce, Onion Powder, and Brown Sugar.
  2. Add Oregano, Thyme, and Paprika.
  3. Using the colorful part of the rind, zest a Lemon into the mixture.
  4. Add bread crumbs, then add in egg to bind the mixture.
  5. Mix gently. Sunny recommends mixing with your non-dominant hand, to avoid over-mixing.
  6. Form balls from the mixture. 1 pound of chicken should make about 30 meatballs.
  7. Heat a pan with butter or spray.
  8. Saute over medium heat. Meatballs are done when browned, with an internal temperature of 165. When cooking, be careful not to overcrowd the pan with meatballs.
  9. You can use these meatballs in a variety of recipes, giving you a great way to spend a little less time in the kitchen during your busy week.


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