Skinny Spaghetti and Chicken Meatballs Marinara

Very little needs to be said about ๐ŸSpaghetti and Meatballs. I mean letโ€™s get real, who doesnโ€™t love pasta? Most of us a little too much perhaps? (Ahem, ahem ๐Ÿ˜’) This is a classic, remade to fit your summer body plan. Because summer bodies are made in the winter, right? SKINNY SPAGHETTI Nโ€™ CHICKEN MEATBALLS MARINARA ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป recipe below!

For the meatballs:

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ2lbs ground chicken

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ1 egg

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผsalt and black pepper

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผa dash of cinnamon

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ1/4 cup wheat bran

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผabout 1/4-1/3 cup boiling water

๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸผMix well in a bowl, adding the boiling water a little bit at a time until you achieve a uniform consistency. (Mixture will be slightly sticky but thatโ€™s okay!)

๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸผForm the meatballs using wet hands….i keep a bowl of water beside the mixing bowl and wet my palm with each meatball to prevent the mixture from sticking to my hands and to achieve a smooth meatball surface.

๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸผPlace on a lined sheet pan and roast in a 450 degree oven about 20 minutes

For the Marinara:

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ1 large onion, diced

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ1 large (28oz) can crushed tomato

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ28oz water

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ1 teaspoon garlic powder

๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸผSalt and black pepper

Mix into a pot, add the roasted chicken meatballs, bring to a boil and reduce to simmer 20 minutes

For the spaghetti:

๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸผPrepare 1 package Shirataki Pasta as per package directions (drain and rinse, boil in water 2 minutes, drain then dry them out by sautรฉing in a dry nonstick pan….)

๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸผShred zoodles and dry sautรฉe in a nonstick pan until slightly wilted. Drain the rendered liquid.

Mix the zoodles and Shirataki, top with chicken meatballs and marinara! Add some black pepper to finish!

ENJOY ๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹๐Ÿ’‹


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