Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

These meatballs are great to make if you want to make a big batch like I did. You could halve the recipe and still have enough…but my family really likes meatballs so I prefer making a big batch all at once.

This was super easy and delicious. I did one baking dish with real cheese for most of us and a dairy-free cheese topping for the Chiplet in his batch.

 

I hope you try this!

Directions for Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Adapted from How Sweet Eats

  • 2 pounds ground chicken thighs (I ground them in the food processor)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup panko
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-2 cups grated cheese (mozzarella, cheddar, whatever you like)
  • Tomato sauce/spaghetti sauce/marinara sauce of your choice, about 1-2 jars worth
  • A few leaves of fresh basil

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 9×13 inch baking dish, or a similar size. You will also need a smaller one as well, such as an 8×8 inch baking dish.

In a large bowl (I used the food processor after grinding the chicken), combine the chicken, eggs, olive oil. garlic, Parmesan, panko, salt, and pepper. Roll the mixture into 1-inch thick meatballs.

Pour some of the tomato sauce into the bottom of the baking dishes, then place the meatballs in the sauce.

Pour more sauce on top until it is as saucy as you like. Sprinkle the grated cheese on top.

Bake the meatballs until cooked through, about 25 minutes. Sprinkle the basil on top and serve.

Directions for Chicken Parmesan Meatballs (without pictures)

Adapted from How Sweet Eats

  • 2 pounds ground chicken thighs (I ground them in the food processor)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup panko
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-2 cups grated cheese (mozzarella, cheddar, whatever you like)
  • Tomato sauce/spaghetti sauce/marinara sauce of your choice, about 1-2 jars worth
  • A few leaves of fresh basil

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 9×13 inch baking dish, or a similar size. You will also need a smaller one as well, such as an 8×8 inch baking dish.

In a large bowl (I used the food processor after grinding the chicken), combine the chicken, eggs, olive oil. garlic, Parmesan, panko, salt, and pepper. Roll the mixture into 1-inch thick meatballs.

Pour some of the tomato sauce into the bottom of the baking dishes, then place the meatballs in the sauce. Pour more sauce on top until it is as saucy as you like. Sprinkle the grated cheese on top. Bake the meatballs until cooked through, about 25 minutes. Sprinkle the basil on top and serve.

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Glazed Ground Chicken with Fried Rice

I was excited to have another ground chicken recipe. This one reminds me of eating at a Panda Express, in a good way. K loves that place and this gives a bit of the teriyaki chicken with fried rice feel. He made the fried rice, since that is his specialty. I made the chicken, and together, voila!

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