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White Spaghetti and Meatballs

Yield Makes 6 serving

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds skinned and boned chicken breast halves, cut into chunks
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1 large egg
  • 10 saltine crackers, finely crushed
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • Vegetable cooking spray
  • 1 (8-ounce) package sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 3 cups fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 (8-ounce) package 1/3-less-fat cream cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 1 (8-ounce) package spaghetti

Nutrition Information

  • calories 431
  • caloriesfromfat 24 %
  • fat 11.2 g
  • satfat 5.2 g
  • monofat 3.5 g
  • polyfat 1.1 g
  • protein 40 g
  • carbohydrate 39 g
  • fiber 1.7 g
  • cholesterol 122 mg
  • iron 3.8 mg
  • sodium 629 mg
  • calcium 78 mg

How to Make It

  1. Process chicken and garlic clove in a food processor until ground.

  2. Stir together chicken mixture, egg, and next 2 ingredients in a large bowl. Cover and chill 20 minutes.

  3. Shape mixture into 1-inch balls. Place a rack coated with cooking spray in an aluminum foil-lined broiling pan. Arrange meatballs on rack; lightly spray meatballs with cooking spray.

  4. Bake at 375° for 13 minutes or until golden and thoroughly cooked.

  5. Sauté mushrooms and nutmeg in hot oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat 8 to 10 minutes or until mushrooms are tender. Add minced garlic; sauté 1 minute. Sprinkle with flour; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Add wine, stirring to loosen browned particles from bottom of pan. Whisk in broth. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer, stirring occasionally, 15 minutes. Add cream cheese, whisking until smooth and sauce is thickened.

  6. Add meatballs, red pepper, and parsley to sauce; simmer 10 minutes. Meanwhile, cook pasta according to package directions omitting salt and oil; drain. Serve sauce with meatballs over pasta.