Joy Howard
Source: Parents Magazine


Credit: Jen Causey

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30 mins
30 mins


For the meatballs:
For the skewers:


Instructions Checklist
  • Prepare the meatballs: Preheat oven to broil with the rack 6 to 8 in. from heat source. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil, and coat with cooking spray. Set aside.

  • Stir together chicken, egg, onion, panko, cheese, oregano, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a large bowl (do not overmix). Shape mixture evenly into 24 balls (about 1 Tbs. each), and arrange 1 to 2 in. apart on prepared baking sheet.

  • Broil meatballs 3 minutes. Remove from oven, and flip meatballs. Return to oven, and broil until a thermometer inserted into thickest portion of meatballs registers 165°F, about 3 minutes.

  • Prepare two skewers: Trim tops and bottoms from bell peppers; remove seeds and ribs and flatten bell peppers. Trim red bell pepper into two 1-in. triangular rocket noses. Trim orange bell pepper into two 1-in. flames. Thread each red rocket nose onto a 4-in. skewer (cutting off sharp points first), then add 2 meatballs. Complete each rocket with an orange flame.

  • Freeze leftover meatballs in zippered plastic bags (4 per bag) up to 2 months. For lunch the next day, transfer frozen meatballs to the refrigerator, then make and pack skewers in a lunch box in the morning.

Nutrition Facts

183 calories; fat 8g; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 10g; insoluble fiber 1g; sugars 2g; protein 17g; sodium 315mg; calcium 60mg; iron 1mg.