Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs
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These chicken meatballs are incredibly easy to make and perfect for entertaining. They can be made a day in advance so that all you have to do is heat and serve when the party arrives. 

 

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8
Servings
315
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 Cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Pound ground chicken
  • 1 Cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs, divided
  • 1 Cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 Teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 Teaspoon dried Basil
  • 1 Teaspoon chopped parsley
  • 1/2 Teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 Teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 Cup plain panko
  • 1 Cup marinara sauce

Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Heat theolive oil over medium high heat in a small sauté pan. Sauté the onion until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté for one additional minute.

Lightly mix together the onion and garlic, ground chicken, ¼ cup Italian breadcrumbs, mozzarella cheese, oregano, basil, parsley, red pepper flakes, egg, and salt in a large bowl.

Using a melon scoop or your hands, roll the chicken mixture into mini meatballs. In a platter or a large bowl add the panko and remaining ¾ cup italian seasoned breadcrumbs and combine well. Roll each meatball into the mixture.

Place the meatballs on a greased baking sheet and bake until the chicken is cooked through, about 20 minutes. Place a toothpick in each ball and serve alongside the marinara sauce.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
16g
23%
Sugar
6g
7%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
88mg
29%
Carbohydrate, by difference
19g
15%
Protein
25g
54%
Vitamin A, RAE
79µg
11%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
16µg
18%
Calcium, Ca
290mg
29%
Choline, total
39mg
9%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
35µg
9%
Iron, Fe
2mg
11%
Magnesium, Mg
41mg
13%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
332mg
47%
Selenium, Se
25µg
45%
Sodium, Na
512mg
34%
Water
98g
4%
Zinc, Zn
2mg
25%

Chicken Parmesan Shopping Tip

Buy whole chickens and ask the butcher to quarter them for you. You will save an average of $5 per pound, or more.

Chicken Parmesan Cooking Tip

Allow meat to rest for at least ten minutes before slicing into it; otherwise, the juices will leak out.