Canned Chicken Taco Balls

7 Balls112 cals

If you like tacos and you wish you could eat them in one bite then this healthy, delicious, and high protein Canned Chicken Taco Balls recipe is for you!

Tips:

  • To cut down on the fat in the recipe use a fat free Mexican cheese and/or fat free sour cream as well!
  • The bigger your balls the longer your cooking time will be!
Canned Chicken Taco Balls Recipe

Canned Chicken Taco Balls

If you like tacos and you wish you could eat them in one bite then this healthy, delicious, and high protein Canned Chicken Taco Balls recipe is for you!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: canned chicken, taco, taco balls
Servings: 7 Balls
Calories: 112kcal
Cost: $2
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: canned chicken, taco, taco balls
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 7 Balls
Calories: 112kcal
Cost: $2

Ingredients

  • 1 Can Chicken12.5 Ounces/354g
  • 2 Large Whole Eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons Green Chiles30g Diced
  • ½ Cup Mexican Cheese56g Reduced Fat
  • 2 Tablespoons Sour Cream31g Light
  • ½ Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Taco Sauce32g
  • 2 Tablespoons Taco Seasoning Mix12g (Low Sodium)
  • 8 Tablespoons Wheat Germ56g

Instructions

  • Take out a bowl and drain your Canned Chicken
  • Combine all over your ingredients into the bowl
  • Mix everything together
  • Take out a baking sheet, coat it with some non-stick cooking spray, and shape your balls
  • Bake them on 375F/190C for 10-20 minutes

Video

Notes

Calories in the WHOLE recipe:
  • Calories: 787
  • Fat: 31g
  • Saturated Fat: 11g
  • Sodium: 1930mg
  • Carbs: 40g
  • Fiber: 9g
  • Sugar: 11g
  • Protein: 87g
 
Calories in each ball (if you make 7):
  • Calories: 112
  • Fat: 4.4g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Sodium: 275.7mg
  • Carbs: 5.7g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Sugar: 1.5g
  • Protein: 12.4g

Nutrition

Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.7g | Protein: 12.4g | Fat: 4.4g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Sodium: 275.7mg | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 1.5g

Ingredients

  • 1 Can Chicken 12.5 Ounces/354g
  • 2 Large Whole Eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons Green Chiles 30g Diced
  • ½ Cup Mexican Cheese 56g Reduced Fat
  • 2 Tablespoons Sour Cream 31g Light
  • ½ Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Taco Sauce 32g
  • 2 Tablespoons Taco Seasoning Mix 12g (Low Sodium)
  • 8 Tablespoons Wheat Germ 56g

Instructions

  • Take out a bowl and drain your Canned Chicken
  • Combine all over your ingredients into the bowl
  • Mix everything together
  • Take out a baking sheet, coat it with some non-stick cooking spray, and shape your balls
  • Bake them on 375F/190C for 10-20 minutes

Video

Notes

Calories in the WHOLE recipe:
  • Calories: 787
  • Fat: 31g
  • Saturated Fat: 11g
  • Sodium: 1930mg
  • Carbs: 40g
  • Fiber: 9g
  • Sugar: 11g
  • Protein: 87g
 
Calories in each ball (if you make 7):
  • Calories: 112
  • Fat: 4.4g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.5g
  • Sodium: 275.7mg
  • Carbs: 5.7g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Sugar: 1.5g
  • Protein: 12.4g

Nutrition

Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.7g | Protein: 12.4g | Fat: 4.4g | Saturated Fat: 1.5g | Sodium: 275.7mg | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 1.5g

9 Comments

  1. Chris on August 25, 2014 at 12:00 am

    You guys really need to try these. Its pretty good! My only recommendation is to use real chicken breast and shred it if you have any in the fridge. It cost me $5 for canned chicken. At that price id rather eat fresh chicken.

  2. Cameron on September 2, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Made these last night and I was really impressed.
    I left out the sour cream, taco sauce, chiles and red pepper as I didn’t have them on hand and they still came out really good.
    Definitely going to become a staple of mine.

    Thanks Derek!
    Cheers from Australia.

  3. Christine on September 21, 2014 at 12:00 am

    I can’t find wheat germ anywhere. What can I use in place of it?

  4. Nia on October 23, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Are you using toasted wheat germ or raw?

  5. Nia on October 23, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Nevermind… switched to full-screen, and I can see it’s raw. Thanks!

  6. Michael on June 4, 2015 at 12:00 am

    I make these religiously! Great recipe, Derek! You have been a huge inspiration to me and have sparked my passion for cooking healthier alternatives!

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