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Get the recipe: Chicken Parmesan Meatballs for the Whole Family

5 stars (11 ratings)
These Chicken Parmesan Meatballs are the perfect family dinner - easy to make and loved by all! This healthy dinner is great for all ages - baby to adults! Made in 30 minutes with only 5 simple ingredients!

Ingredients 

  • 1 pound ground chicken or turkey
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning (see notes)
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • salt and pepper

Instructions 

Baking

  • If baking, preheat oven to 400° F. Line the baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone mat and coat with a little cooking spray.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, add all of the ingredients. Mix together with your hands or a spatula until just incorporated.
  • Roll the mixture into 1" balls - roughly 25 balls. Place on the baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20 minutes or until done all the way through.

Pan Frying

  • In a medium mixing bowl, add all of the ingredients. Mix together with your hands or a spatula
  • Roll the mixture into 1" balls - roughly 25 balls. Place on the baking sheet.
  • Heat 1-2 tbsp oil into a large skillet over medium heat. Working in batches, cook 9-11 meatballs at a time for 3-4 minutes per side or until they are all the way cooked through. Repeat the process until they are all cooked.

Notes

Age: 6 months and up (see pictures above)
Yield: roughly 24-28 meatballs depending on size. 
Notes on Italian seasoning: if you don't have Italian seasoning you can use a mixture of dried oregano, basil and thyme. 
Notes on Chicken: you can also use ground turkey in this recipe. I prefer using the dark meat for both chicken or turkey as it has more flavor. 
How to Freeze and Thaw: there are 2 options for freezing. Option 1 - after rolling the meatballs, you can place the raw meatballs onto a baking sheet and place in freezer until frozen before moving them to an air-tight container. To thaw, you can simply place the frozen meatballs on a baking sheet and bake as directe above. Option 2 - bake the meatballs, let cool and then place in an air-tight container. You can thaw the frozen meatballs by placing them into simmering tomto sauce, mircrowave for 1-2 mintues or until warm, or bake at 350 degree F for 8-10 minutes or until warm. 
 
Serving: 1meatball, Calories: 58kcal, Carbohydrates: 26g, Protein: 6.9g, Fat: 2.5g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 26mg, Sodium: 66mg, Potassium: 52mg, Fiber: 0.1g, Sugar: 0.2g, Calcium: 38mg

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