Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Chicken parmesan meatballs are the perfect party finger food.  These meatballs are full of all the flavors you find in regular chicken parmesan but are so much easier to make.  Who doesn’t like finger food?

In our house, we are all about appetizer finger foods.  We like to choose a movie and chow down on single bite goodies. We love this great recipe for an easy chicken parm!

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Baked Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs ingredients in a white mixing bowl

So simple you can make these for a game day gathering or just a night in with the family.

Preheat oven to 400°F. Prepare a baking sheet by lining with aluminum foil or parchment paper.

In a large mixing bowl, combine ground chicken, bread crumbs, parmesan cheese, garlic, onion, Italian seasoning, ground fennel seed, beaten egg, salt, and pepper. Mix well, do not over mix or you will have tough meatballs.

If you enjoy some heat try adding some red pepper flakes.

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Chicken Parmesan Meatballs on a foil lined baking sheet

Using a 1 tablespoon scoop, portion out meat mixture, roll into balls and place on the lined baking sheet.

Bake for 15-18 minutes until lightly browned.

That’s it! Little nuggets chock full of Italian flavors.  Just heat a jar of store bought marinara sauce and serve on the side for dipping.  Or you can throw the meatballs in the sauce and toss to coat. Your choice.

I’m telling you baked chicken parmesan meatballs will be the hit of the party.

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs in a white casserole with marinara dipping sauce in the middle

We served it on the side so everyone could choose if they wanted sauce or not.  These chicken parmesan meatballs do not require any sauce.  They are so delicious they stand on their own.

You are going to want to double this recipe.  Especially if you want any for yourself.

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Chicken Parmesan Meatballs Recipe

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Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs – All the flavors of chicken parmesan rolled in a neat little package. These make perfect game day party food!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: chicken, chicken parmesan, meatballs, parmesan
Servings: 32
Calories: 63kcal
Author: Don’t Sweat The Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs ground chicken breast
  • ¾ cup Italian bread crumbs
  • 3/4 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup onion, minced
  • 2 tablespoons dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground fennel seed
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 24 oz jar marinara sauce
  • chopped fresh basil and grated Parmesan for garnish (if desired)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Prepare a baking sheet by lining with aluminum foil or parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all listed ingredients except the marinara sauce. Mix well, do not over mix or you will have tough meatballs.
  • Using a 1 tablespoon scoop, portion out meat mixture, roll into balls and place on baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes until lightly browned.
  • Heat marinara sauce and serve on the side.

Notes

I ground the fennel seeds in a coffee grinder that I use only for spices.

Nutrition

Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 144IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg

Recipe inspired by Dinner: A Love Story

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Comments

  1. Reply

    What a great twist on chicken Parmesan!
    Love it!
    Michelle

    1. Reply

      Thank you so much, Michelle! My husband said I needed to keep these in the house at all times. 😉

  2. Reply

    Your Chicken Parmesan Meatballs look awesome, thanks so much for sharing it with us at Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great day and we sure look forward to more of your recipes!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen5 stars

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Miz Helen!

  3. Reply

    Great Recipe!! I love using ground chicken or turkey instead of pork or beef!! Thanks for sharing on My 2 favorite Things on Thursday! Pinned!

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Elaine! Me, too. 🙂

  4. Reply

    Gosh these look good Leigh. I can’t wait to try your recipe. Thanks so much for linking up to Thriving on Thursdays. I’m featuring your recipe at tomorrow’s party.

    Anne xx5 stars

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Anne! They were a bit hit and we plan on making them again for this weekend’s football game. 😉

  5. Reply

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  6. Reply

    Love you blog…..pls sign me up for updates…thank you….blessings…dolores

    1. Reply

      Aw, thank you so much! You just made my day, Dolores!

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