It’s FOOTBALL Season!! I can’t even explain the excitement in my house. We are all so excited for the games. Last Saturday was BYU’s first game and of course we all sported our BYU pride wearing jersey’s or our blue shirts that day. Because we spent the day celebrating The Little Man’s birthday, we didn’t get to sit around waiting on the game that day (it was put on hold for just over 2 hours for lightning in the area). But don’t you worry; we will be spending the rest of the season in front of our TV, eating “football food” and cheering our little hearts out.
I’m sure we are not the only Football fans out there (even if it is just your hubby, and not you) so today I thought I would share a fun and uber super yummy recipe that is perfect for those Football hangouts. Oh, and did I mention that it’s healthy? I know, tailgating, football, healthy. One of these things is not like the other. But seriously!
I used Tyson’s Ground Chicken which is such a better for you alternative for a meatball recipe. We had fun shopping for it, I even got to talk to the kids about the animals that our meat comes from!
And the best part is, it takes 5 minutes to prepare, then stick them in the crockpot and walk away!!
It’s seriously as easy as the picture above! Just add the ingredients (below), roll, and cook!
- 2 lbs Tyson ground chicken
- ½ cup Italian bread crumbss
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp basil
- 1 tsp parsley
- 2 tsp dried onion (or 1 tsp onion powder)
- salt & pepper to taste
- ½ cup orange marmalade
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- 2 Tbls brown sugar
- Combine ground chicken, bread crumbs, eggs and seasonings in a large bowl. Mix thoroughly. I find mixing with my hands gets it incorporated the best. Once combined, roll them into 1½ inch balls and place into the crockpot.
- Layer your meatballs as low as possible, so as many as possible are covered with the sauce when added.
- Combine Orange marmalade, soy sauce and brown sugar into a medium bowl. Wisk together and then pour over the meatballs in the crockpot.
- Cook on High for 4-5 hours.
- Serve over rice, mashed potatoes, or as an appetizer on toothpicks.
We ate our meatballs as a meal, with veggies and mashed potatoes. It would also be great served over rice or if you are having a football viewing party and want to make just appetizers, make the balls a little smaller and serve them with toothpicks for easy snacking! Then you can always keep them in the crockpot and let people pull them out still hot!
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