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Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs are Italian seasoned ground chicken balls nestled in marinara sauce, topped with mozzarella cheese, and baked to perfection.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time33 mins
Course: Appetizer
Keyword: Chicken Parmesan Meatballs
Servings: 27 meatballs
Calories: 134kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iamhomesteader.com

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground chicken
  • 1 large egg, room temperature, beaten
  • ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup whole milk, room temperature
  • 1 cup fine dry Italian breadcrumbs, divided
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup yellow onion, finely chopped (about ¼ of a large onion)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) marinara sauce
  • 2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated
  • parmesan cheese, shaved for garnish
  • basil, chopped for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400°F.
  • In a large bowl, combine ground chicken, beaten egg, parmesan cheese, salt, pepper, milk, ½ cup of breadcrumbs, garlic, and onion. Stir together, being careful not to overwork the ingredients.
  • Greasing hands beforehand and working one at a time, form the ground chicken mixture into your desired size of meatballs. (Ours were golf ball size, or about 1½ ounces each.)
  • Roll each meatball in the remaining breadcrumbs until evenly coated and set aside.
  • In a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat, add oil. Once hot, add the meatballs and cook until browned on all sides, about 2-3 minutes per side. They will not be completely cooked through at this point. (You may need to work in batches; don't overcrowd the pan.) Remove the pan from heat and transfer the meatballs to a plate and set aside.
  • After wiping down the skillet, add the marinara sauce. Nestle the meatballs into the sauce. Top with mozzarella cheese.
  • Bake 15-18 minutes or until the meatballs reach an internal temperature of 165°F and the cheese is melted.
  • Garnish with parmesan cheese and chopped basil.