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Chicken Parmesan Meatballs recipe

Author: Holly


  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs such as Panko, divided
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh parsley chopped
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 Tablespoon teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 large egg beaten
  • 8 ounces mozzarella
  • marinara sauce


  • Preheat oven to 375˚F. Spray a muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Cut mozzarella into 1" cubes.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together ¼ cup breadcrumbs, onion, parsley, parmesan, garlic salt, pepper, garlic, and egg until well mixed.
  • Add the ground chicken and use your hands to gently mix together with the other ingredients (get your hands wet beforehand and it won't be as messy).
  • Form the meatballs by rolling the mixture into a ball with your hands, making a ball about the size of your palm.
  • Press a cube of cheese into the middle of the meatball and form meat around the cheese until covered.
  • Place remaining breadcrumbs into a bowl. Roll meatballs in the breadcrumbs, then place into muffin tin.
  • Bake for 20-25 mins, until cooked all the way through. Top with marinara sauce and serve!