This dinner is phenomenal! These meatballs are juicy and flavorful. The Italian seasonings and melted cheese make this a perfect comfort meal. Make a double batch of the meatballs for the freezer and you’ve got a quick dinner on hand at all time. This is now my third Chicken Parmesan inspired meal. Have you checked out my Cheater Chicken Parmesan or my
Baked Chicken Parmesan? Add this recipe to your go to list of freezer meals and have dinner ready in no time.
Chicken Parmesan Meatballs
1 lb ground chicken
1/3 cup plain breadcrumbs
2 Tbsp chopped yellow onion
1 Tbsp chopped fresh parsley or 1/2 Tbsp dried parsley flakes
1/2 cup grated parmesan
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp minced garlic (about 1 clove)
1 tsp crushed fennel seeds
1 egg, whisked
2 Tbsp olive oil
2 cups pizza sauce (homemade or jarred)
12 thin slices of fresh mozzarella
Noodles for serving
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
In a large bowl, mix together first 10 ingredients. Shape in to 12 golf ball sized meatballs. Place 2 inches apart on the baking sheet.
Mix olive oil and 1/4 cup pizza sauce in a small bowl and brush this mixture over the top of each meatball. Bake for 15 minutes.
Remove meatballs from oven and spoon 1Tbsp pizza sauce over each meatball and top each with a slice of fresh mozzarella.
Place back in oven and broil on high for 3 minutes until cheese is bubbly and melted.
Heat remaining sauce in a small sauce pan and serve over noodles.
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