Sheet pan chicken meatballs with root vegetable salad

In order to bring you the best organic produce, some ingredients may differ from those depicted.

Sheet pan chicken meatballs with root vegetable salad

Soy-Free, Lean & Clean, Dairy-Free, Family-Friendly, Diabetes-Friendly, Mediterranean

2 Servings, 540 Calories/Serving

35–50 Minutes

In this easy sheet-pan-meal, fennel seeds add flavor to oven-roasted meatballs, and a root vegetable salad adds great color and texture.

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1 bag serves 2 (2 bags serve 4)
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  • 2 teaspoons fennel seeds
  • 10 ounces ground chicken
  • 1 organic egg
  • ¾ cup panko
  • 1 organic red onion
  • ¼ pound organic baby carrots
  • 1 organic turnip
  • 3 ounces organic baby arugula or other leafy greens
  • Sun Basket caper vinaigrette (EVOO - capers - red wine vinegar - Dijon mustard - garlic)

Nutrition per serving

Calories: 540, Protein: 32g (64% DV), Fiber: 6g (24% DV), Total Fat: 25g (38% DV), Monounsaturated Fat: 16g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 3.5g (18% DV), Cholesterol: 165mg (55% DV), Sodium: 470mg (20% DV), Carbohydrates: 43g (14% DV), Total Sugars: 11g, Added Sugars: 0g (0% DV).
Contains: Eggs, Wheat

Sodium does not include pantry salt; for reference, ⅛ teaspoon kosher salt per serving averages 240mg (10% DV). Not a significant source of trans fat. Packed in a facility that handles all major food allergens* and gluten. *Milk, Eggs, Fish, Crustacean Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Wheat, Soybeans.


2-serving instructions (4-serving modifications in red)

Wash produce before use


Prep the meatballs

Heat the oven to 425°F.
  • Finely chop the fennel seeds.
  • Cut a small corner from the ground chicken packaging and drain off any excess liquid. Transfer to a plate; pat dry with a paper towel.
In a large bowl, using a fork or whisk, blend the egg with the panko and fennel seeds. Add 1 tablespoon [2 TBL] white wine (from your pantry), if using. Add the ground chicken, season generously with salt and pepper, and mix until just combined. (For easier handling, set the bowl of chicken in the freezer for 10 minutes to firm up the mixture.) Using wet hands, form the mixture into 1-inch meatballs. On one end of a sheet pan [on 1 sheet pan], drizzle 1 teaspoon [2 tsp] oil and arrange the meatballs about 1 inch apart.


Prep the onion

  • Peel and thinly slice the onion.
On the other end of the sheet pan [on a 2nd sheet pan], toss the onion with 1 to 2 teaspoons oil, season with salt and pepper, and spread in an even layer.


Roast the meatballs and onion

Roast, stirring the meatballs and onion halfway through, until the meatballs are lightly browned and cooked through and the onion starts to caramelize, 18 to 22 minutes.
While the meatballs and onion cook, prepare the salad.


Make the salad

  • Scrub or peel the carrots and trim the ends. Lay the carrots flat; using a peeler, shave the carrots lengthwise into thin ribbons.
  • Scrub or peel the turnip; using a peeler and working around the round outer edge, shave the turnip into thin ribbons.
In a medium bowl, toss together the carrots, turnip, and arugula with as much caper vinaigrette as you like (set aside any remaining vinaigrette for serving). Season to taste with salt and pepper.


Transfer the meatballs, onion, and salad to individual plates and serve any remaining vinaigrette on the side.
Kids Can!
  • Toss the onion with oil and season.
  • Scrub the carrots and turnip.
  • Assemble the salad.