Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Ready for a tasty adventure that brings together the goodness of Chicken Parmesan and the convenience of meatballs? Check out our Chicken Parmesan Meatballs recipe—it’s a winner for cooks of all levels.

Why You’ll Love Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

  • Easy and Quick: With just 15 minutes of prep time and 30 minutes of cooking, this recipe is a lifesaver for busy days. You can have a mouthwatering meal on the table without spending hours in the kitchen.
  • Deliciously Sweet: The blend of ground chicken, herbs, and marinara sauce creates a sweet and savory flavor profile that will tantalize your taste buds. It’s comfort food at its finest.
  • Perfect for Various Occasions: Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, preparing a family meal, or looking for a tasty appetizer, these Chicken Parmesan Meatballs fit the bill. They’re versatile and always a crowd-pleaser.
  • Ideal for Recipes: These meatballs aren’t just for enjoying on their own. They can be the star of the show over pasta, make delightful sliders, or serve as a delightful appetizer. 
  • Freezer-Friendly: Make extra batches and freeze them for up to three months. It’s a game-changer for those days when cooking from scratch feels like a monumental task.

What You Need To Make Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • 7×10 baking dish
  • Mixing bowls
  • Nonstick baking spray

Ingredients You Need To Make Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

  • Jar of Marinara Sauce or Homemade Marinara (link here)
  • Grated Parmesan cheese
  • Ground chicken
  • Chopped parsley
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Kosher salt
  • Italian seasoning
  • Egg
  • Minced garlic
  • Mozzarella or Parmesan for topping

How To Make Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease a 7×10 baking dish with nonstick baking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, combine ground chicken, parsley, minced garlic, breadcrumbs, salt, Italian seasoning, egg, and grated Parmesan. Mix until thoroughly combined.

3. Use an ice cream scoop or your hands to form equal-sized meatballs from the mixture and place them in the prepared baking dish.

4. Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 20 minutes or until the internal temperature of the meatballs reaches 165°F.

5. Remove the meatballs from the oven and top each one with marinara sauce and a sprinkle of mozzarella or Parmesan cheese.

6. Return the baking dish to the oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

7. These delicious Chicken Parmesan Meatballs can be enjoyed as an appetizer, over pasta, or as a flavorful main dish.

Commonly Asked Questions

Can I use ground meat other than chicken? 

Yes, feel free to substitute ground chicken with turkey, beef, lamb, or pork based on your preference.

How do I prevent the meatballs from sticking to the baking dish? 

Grease the baking dish thoroughly with nonstick baking spray or lightly coat it with oil to prevent sticking.

Can I freeze the cooked meatballs? 

Absolutely! Once cooled, store the cooked meatballs in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to three months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before reheating.

Can I add other seasonings to the meatballs? 

Certainly! Feel free to add other seasonings or herbs of your choice to customize the flavor profile of the meatballs.

How do I know if the meatballs are fully cooked? 

Use a meat thermometer to ensure the internal temperature of the meatballs reaches 165°F for safe consumption.

Variations and Substitutions

  • Feel free to use Traditional breadcrumbs or Panko.
  • Substitute parsley with fresh basil or oregano for a different herbaceous flavor.
  • Experiment with different cheese toppings such as provolone or cheddar for a twist in taste.

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

I absolutely love these Chicken Parmesan Meatballs recipe for its blend of such comforting flavors.
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Chicken Parmesan Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 263kcal

Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • 7"x10" baking dish
  • mixing bowls
  • nonstick baking spray

Ingredients

  • 1 jar marinara sauce (or my homemade Marinara)
  • 1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 2 tbsp parsley chopped
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ tsp minced garlic
  • Mozzarella or Parmesan for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Grease a 7×10 baking dish with nonstick baking spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine ground chicken, parsley, minced garlic, breadcrumbs, salt, Italian seasoning, egg, and grated Parmesan. Mix until thoroughly combined.
  • Use an ice cream scoop or your hands to form equal-sized meatballs from the mixture and place them in the prepared baking dish.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 20 minutes or until the internal temperature of the meatballs reaches 165°F.
  • Remove the meatballs from the oven and top each meatball with marinara sauce and a sprinkle of mozzarella or Parmesan cheese.
  • Return the baking dish to the oven and bake for an additional 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  • Serve these delicious Chicken Parmesan Meatballs as an appetizer, over pasta, or as a flavorful main dish.

Notes

  • Feel Free to use Traditional breadcrumbs or Panko
  • Substitute parsley with fresh basil or oregano for a different herbaceous flavor.
  • Experiment with different cheese toppings such as provolone or cheddar for a twist in taste.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 869mg | Potassium: 488mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 303IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 199mg | Iron: 2mg
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We really hope you love every delicious bite of these cheesy and flavorful treats. Whether it’s a family dinner or a casual hangout with friends, these meatballs are sure to be a hit. Just enjoy the moments and the happiness of making a yummy meal.

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