Baked Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Baked Chicken Parmesan Meatballs have all the ingredients of this family favorite recipe neatly packaged into meatballs that can be served over spaghetti, in a sub roll…or as a tasty appetizer.

Baked Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

 

Mozzarella cheese, Parmesan cheese, breadcrumbs, marinara sauce, egg and basil. Yep. These meatballs really do have every single ingredient you would find in a traditional Chicken Parmesan recipe. Except, it’s not traditional. And, when you eat them, it feels new and exciting. If you’re a fan of chicken parm, you’ve got to try these.

Just like the closely-related, Spinach and Pinenut Meatloaf Muffins and Mango Turkey Burgers, Baked Chicken Parmesan Meatballs freeze well…really well. So, you know the mantra…make lots and freeze the extras and you’ll always have a delish 5:00 Dinner Plan.

How will you serve Baked Chicken Parmesan Meatballs?

You have options…

Baked Chicken Parmesan Meatball Recipe

For a traditional spaghetti and meatball dinner, bake the meatballs and the sauce right in the baking dish and serve. It’s almost a one pot meal, except you’ll need to mess up another pot to cook the spaghetti. It is, however, a 30 minute meal.

Baked Chicken Parmesan Meatballs Recipe

Appetizers anyone? Serve meatballs with a side of marinara for dipping to guaranteed applause. I also call this my kid-friendly version because who doesn’t like to dip?!

Baked Parmesan Chicken Meatballs Recipe

And, then there’s the spookified version. It’s with great hesitation that I share this picture. It was my grand vision to serve eyeball meatballs on Halloween night. I’m thinking two eyeballs would have been better than one and perhaps I would have a little ball-shaped monster. 🙂

In any event, I hope you get the picture…there are lots of ways to enjoy these Baked Chicken Parmesan Meatballs!

Baked Chicken Parmesan Meatballs
 
Baked Chicken Parmesan Meatballs have all the ingredients of this family favorite recipe packaged into tasty meatballs!
Serves: 30 Tablespoon sized meatballs; about 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 Egg, slightly beaten
  • ½ cup Seasoned Breadcrumbs or GF substitute (I used whole wheat)
  • 1 cup Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup Parmesan Cheese, shredded
  • ¼ cup fresh basil, cut into slivers
  • 24 ounce jar marinara sauce, divided; ⅓ cup for meatball mixture and the remaining sauce for serving
  • 1 pound ground chicken breast
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Add all of the ingredients (only ⅓ cup marinara sauce), except for the chicken, to a large bowl and thoroughly combine.
  3. Add the ground chicken to the bowl and combine.
  4. Form mixture into Tablespoon-sized balls.
  5. Pour remaining marinara sauce in the bottom of a glass baking dish.
  6. Place formed meatballs on top of the sauce.
  7. Bake uncovered for about 15 minutes or until chicken is cooked through and no longer pink.
  8. Serving suggestions: For an appetizer, scoop marinara into a bowl and serve alongside meatballs and toothpick. Or, serve over spaghetti noodles or in a sub roll with more cheese and marinara sauce.
Notes
Meatballs can be made ahead of time and frozen raw. Or cook and freeze. Meatballs can be made larger, however the cook time will be longer. Can also be baked on a cookie sheet coated with cooking spray.

Enjoy!

Easy Baked Chicken Parmesan Meatballs Recipe - all the ingredients of this family favorite packaged into healthy meatballs! For dinner or as a tasty appetizer.

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Comments

  1. Ha ha ha…love your spookified version! My kids would crack up (and think I’m cool 😉 ) My kids would love these meatballs in general. Great dinner idea!

  2. These sound SO good!

  3. Chicken meatballs totally beat any other “meatball” in my opinion 😉

  4. Haha I love your little spooky meatball 🙂 It’s perfect for Halloween!

  5. I adore how versatile these are!

  6. Oh, these sound so delicious! I’m thinking a meatball sub would be fantastic with these.

  7. sounds like a definite crowd pleaser

  8. I love just about any meatball I meet – however chicken meatballs are my favorite…delicious!!

  9. These look so lovely, stumbled and pinned. YUM!!

  10. Wow. That’s MY kind of recipe. Hearty, healthy, and I know … delicious. My boys would devour that 🙂 Can’t wait to share this on Pinterest.

  11. great photos!

  12. Cracking up at your spooky meatball 🙂 He’s a cutie!
    This recipe is so smart… I can’t wait to try it!

  13. I am majorly drooling here. Chicken parm is my favorite but as meatballs?! yes, please!

  14. These meatballs look and sound wonderful! I’ll definitely be trying them out soon, I love the idea of them as an appetizer!

  15. Now that’s a meatball!

  16. The one with the eye is so cute! I’ve never had ground chicken in anything. That’s one thing we definitely don’t have over here in Germany! I need to get the grinder attachment for my KA so I can try these. 🙂

  17. Love the eyeball version for Halloween!

  18. I love the idea of chicken park meatballs! These loook so tasty. personally, i love the one with the eyeball. haha

  19. Love the spookiefied version of these meatballs – so cute!

  20. These meatballs look incredibly good! Thanks for sharing!

  21. That looks absolutely delicious-I LOVE meatballs! Pinning!

  22. The spooky version is so neat!! What a cool idea!! This has comfort food written all over it. Love it!!

  23. Love these meatballs! What a great idea and so simple. I, especially, love the spookified cyclops version!

  24. I laughed when I saw the spookified version! These look so good! We’re on the same page with the meatballs today 🙂

  25. Love the cyclops too. So funny. My boys would love that. Such a fun idea.

  26. These look insanely good. I want to eat 10 then come back for more.

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