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French Onion Meatballs


French Onion Meatballs
Yields 28
These chicken meatballs contain all the flavors of a classic French onion soup in every bite. They can be baked and frozen then reheated for delightful hors d'oeuvres.
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Ingredients
  1. 1 yellow onion, diced
  2. 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  3. 1 egg
  4. 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  5. 1 teaspoon thyme, dried
  6. 1 pound ground chicken
  7. 1 cup grated Comté
  8. ½ cup breadcrumbs
Instructions
  1. ►Heat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
  2. ►Place butter and onions in a heavy-bottomed pan over low heat. Cook until onions are a deep caramel color, stirring occasionally so that they don’t burn. Set aside to cool.
  3. ► In a large mixing bowl whisk together egg, salt, and thyme. Add ground chicken, Comté, breadcrumbs and cooled onions. Use a rubber spatula or your hands to combine ingredients just until they come together. The mixture will be wet.
  4. ►Use a tablespoon scoop to measure meatball size, about 1½” in diameter. Gently roll into balls and arrange on baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. Serve hot.
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Jackie Botto

Jackie Botto is the food stylist and photographer for the Philadelphia cheese mecca, Di Bruno Bros. and the curator of their blog series, In the Kitchen with Jackie.

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