Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs - chicken parm meatballs and quick marinara sauce are super flavorful and ready in under 30 minutes! | tastythin.com

All of the fabulous flavor of Chicken Parmesan in bite sized meatball form!  If you’re craving Chicken Parmesan, this recipe is for you.  These Chicken Parmesan Meatballs are a healthy and fast alternative that the family will go crazy for.  I love these as an appetizer or main dish with pasta or zoodles.

Ground chicken, parmesan, bread crumbs, and plenty of fresh basil make up these tasty meatballs.  I love to try different varieties of meatballs and this is one of my favorite recipes.  Simple, tasty, and reminiscent of a hearty Italian meal, yet light and lower in fat without all the extra cheese.  While the meatballs are baking, whip up my quick marinara and the whole thing can be ready in under 30 minutes!  I prefer homemade marinara so that I can limit the sodium and sugar content, but jarred sauce would work just great here too!

Meatballs are also my favorite make ahead meal, perfect for freezing.  I keep my freezer stocked for quick dinners or lunches.  If you’re looking for more meatball inspiration, check out these Kung Pao Mini Meatballs, these Teriyaki Meatball Broccoli Bowls, or these Mini Turkey Meatballs.

 

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Chicken Parmesan Meatballs - chicken parm meatballs and quick marinara sauce are super flavorful and ready in under 30 minutes! | tastythin.com
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Chicken Parmesan Meatballs
Servings: 6 (5 meatballs per serving)
Ingredients
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup Italian bread crumbs (or plain)
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
For the Sauce:
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. For the meatballs, combine chicken, bread crumbs, egg, parmesan, basil, and garlic powder in a large bowl. Mix well. 

  2. Form into small, one inch meatballs and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked.

  3. While the meatballs are baking, heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the crushed tomatoes, basil, and salt. Bring to a low boil and simmer for 10 minutes. 

  4. Place cooked meatballs in the sauce and top with additional parmesan cheese and basil if desired.

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