Chicken Parmesan Meatballs are little meatballs bursting with Italian Chicken Parmesan flavor. They make a delicious appetizer or the main course of your dinner.
These Chicken Parmesan Meatballs are delicious stand-alone or in a submarine sandwich. If you love the flavor of my Best Chicken Parmesan, then you will love those flavors in meatball form.
Welcome to Day #3 of Appetizer Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Kristen from Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker. Whether you are a Broncos fan or a Seahawks fan, we wanted to make sure you had plenty of ideas for your game day spread. Each day we will be dishing up a different set of appetizers. We hope you enjoy this fabulous group of recipes. Tune in each day starting with Monday, January 20, and ending on Saturday, January 25.
For day 3 of Appetizer week, I am sharing these awesome Italian-inspired Chicken Parmesan Meatballs that can be served as a stand alone appetizer with extra marinara sauce, or in sandwiches or sliders. These little chicken parmesan meatballs have so much flavor but won’t blow your diet….but that can be a secret between you and me. Don’t tell them it is a healthier option than regular meatballs. They will love the taste and will never know that is not a diet-buster. I like to add a little crushed red pepper to give it a little kick, but you can control the level of heat by adjusting the amount of crushed red pepper. It is perfect for watching the big game or any party or get together. Be warned! You can’t eat just one. So be sure to make plenty of them because they will go fast.
Chicken Parmesan Meatballs for #Appetizer Week
- 1 lb chicken sausage removed from casings
- ¾ cup Italian breadcrumbs
- 1 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- 1-½ teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
- 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
- 2 tablespoons fresh parsley chopped
- ½ tsp fresh cracked black pepper
- 1 large egg lightly beaten
- 1 cup marinara sauce
- 1 cup fresh mozzarella sliced into small thin slices
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the first 10 ingredients. Combine well but don't over mix. Roll chicken mixture into 1" meatballs and place onto baking sheet. Bake for 16-18 minutes until lightly browned.
- Spoon about one tablespoon marinara sauce over each meatball. Place a small thin slice of mozzarella on top of each meatball.
- Return to oven and cook for about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
Visit all the other Appetizer Week Blogs for more Appetizer and Snack Time Deliciousness:
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- Gluten Free Onion Butter Pretzels by Frugal Antics of a Harried Homemaker
- Crawfish Dip by Call Me PMc
- Low-Carb Shrimp Guacamole by Yours and Mine Are Ours
- Bourbon Pulled Pork Sliders by Cooking in Stilettos
- Sun-dried Tomato Dip by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Sriracha Butternut Hummus by Farm Fresh Feasts
- Margherita Pizza Sticks by Makobi Scribe
- Chicken Parmesan Meatballs by Flavor Mosaic
- Feta-Stuffed Cherry Tomatoes with Shrimp by Food Lust People Love
- Cheddar Cayenne Crackers by Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Manchego and Roasted Pepper Stuffed Mushrooms by The Little Ferraro Kitchen
- Restaurant-Style Chipotle Salsa by Home Cooking Memories
- Mango Jalapeno Sausage Rolls by Food Done Light
- Ham & Cheese Mini Cracker Sandwiches by Mom’s Test Kitchen
- Spicy Cheese Rounds by Try Anything Once Culinary
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LuAnn Braley says
New subscriber from Strut Your Stuff Saturdays at Six Sister’s Stuff. My mouth is w-a-t-e-r-i-n-g. If I had chicken sausage I’d not be commenting on your blog right now because I would be in the kitchen cooking up a batch of these gems!
I’m confused… chicken sausage is the main ingredient, but the shape isn’t anything like a meatball. How do you turn your 1lb of chicken sausage into meatball shapes? Are you supposed to get ground chicken? This doesn’t make sense to me.
Hi, you remove the chicken sausage from its casings. Then you can shape it into meatballs.
These look delicious and sound easy to make (my kind of recipe). I better plan to double — or triple — the recipe because my teenage son will love these meatballs!
Thanks Margaret! We love this recipe in our house. I’m sure it would be a hit with your teenage sons. Thanks for stopping by!
KC Kahn the Kitchen Chopper says
Wow, love the combo of ingredients in these tasty morsels. Especially the Cheese! Thanks Margaret!
Can I make the meatball mix and freeze it in the freezer to cook at a later date
Rach's Recipes says
Love cheese and meatballs. Great way to portion out for different family members.
That is so true.