Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

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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
238
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
18%
Sugar
3g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
21%
Cholesterol
85mg
28%
Protein
17g
33%
Carbs
17g
6%
Vitamin A
52µg
6%
Vitamin B12
0.5µg
8.7%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
20.5%
Vitamin C
2mg
3%
Vitamin D
0.2µg
N/A
Vitamin E
1mg
7%
Vitamin K
12µg
15%
Calcium
136mg
14%
Fiber
2g
7%
Folate (food)
15µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
34µg
8%
Folic acid
11µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
10%
Magnesium
30mg
7%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
5mg
27%
Phosphorus
209mg
30%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
471mg
13%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
16.7%
Sodium
386mg
16%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
14.1%
Zinc
2mg
10%

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