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SUNCHIPS® French Onion Chicken Meatballs

Prep Time:

25 min

Cook Time:

45 min

Total Time:

70 min



These pumped-up French onion meatballs — enhanced by fresh herbs — are ooey-gooey, cheesy and delicious! 



Step 1
Preheat oven to 425°F.

Step 2
Into food processor, add 1 cup SUNCHIPS® French Onion Flavored Whole Grain Snacks; pulse until finely ground.

Step 3
In large bowl, stir together chicken, ground SUNCHIPS®, 1/2 cup Gruyère, half the garlic, 2 tbsp parsley, chives, 1/2 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp pepper. Roll mixture into 1-inch balls. Arrange on parchment paper–lined baking sheet. Drizzle with oil.

Step 4
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through.

Step 5
Meanwhile, in large skillet set over medium-high heat, melt butter. Add onions, remaining 1/4 tsp salt and remaining 1/4 tsp pepper; cook, stirring often, for 3 to 5 minutes or until starting to soften. Reduce heat to medium.

Step 6
Stir in remaining garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 8 to 10 minutes or until onions are golden brown and caramelized. Sprinkle with flour. Cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Slowly whisk in broth and mustard. Whisk until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, for 8 to 10 minutes or until thickened and flavors are married.

Step 7
Stir in meatballs; cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes or until well coated in sauce. Sprinkle with remaining 1 ½ cup Gruyère. Cook, undisturbed, for 1 to 2 minutes or until cheese has melted. Garnish with remaining 2 tbsp parsley.

Step 8
Serve with remaining SUNCHIPS® on the side for dipping.

Tips & Tricks

Substitute ground chicken with ground turkey if preferred.

If desired, use an ovenproof skillet in Step 5 and broil to melt cheese in Step 7 until golden brown and bubbly.