It’s so easy to make Italian Chicken Parmesan Meatballs! Mix and bake delicious, healthy meatballs to serve as is, or with a favorite sauce.
Today I want to share a quick and easy recipe for Italian Chicken Parmesan Meatballs. The recipe is simple to prepare, and the Italian-seasoned meatballs are really yummy, whether you enjoy them plain (even though there’s nothing “plain” about them!), or with a favorite sauce!
I found the original recipe in a book I purchased from the New Life Promise healthy eating plan (from Isabel D. Price), and have made them quite a few times since. After a few minor tweaks (and adding more spices) to her original recipe, my husband and I fell in love with these meatballs. Honestly, they are seasoned so nicely, you can simply eat them straight out of the oven, and forget the pasta OR sauce.
So, if you are trying to eat a little more “healthy”, I would love to recommend these Italian Chicken Parmesan Meatballs to you. This recipe makes 4 servings, but I suggest doubling the recipe, because these little beauties freeze very well. Here’s how easy they are to make:
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Combine All The Ingredients
Preparing the meatball mixture could not be any easier! Place all the ingredients in a large mixing bowl, and then mix them well, until fully combined. It is a bit messy, but I’ve found the easiest way to do this is to use my (clean) hands, and just get in there, and mix up the ingredients! You can also use a fork to do this… just sayin’.
The recipe calls for almond flour (which is gluten-free), but if that is not available, you can certainly use all purpose flour. Once the ingredients are well-combined, you will have a bowl of well-seasoned ground chicken, ready and waiting for you to shape into meatballs.
Time to Form The Italian Chicken Parmesan Meatballs
Now it’s time to make Italian Chicken Parmesan Meatballs! Again, using your hands, roll the ground chicken mixture into 12 evenly shaped, round meatballs.
Place the meatballs onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet, leaving a small space in between each of them. Now they’re ready to bake! See how easy they are to make?
Time To Bake!
Place the baking sheet (and meatballs!) into a preheated 350°F. oven on a middle rack. Bake the Italian Chicken Parmesan Meatballs for approximately 22-25 minutes, until cooked through and lightly browned on top. Oven temperatures vary, so you might want to check them at the 22 minute mark.
If you would like them browned a bit more after they’re done baking (we do!), simply switch the oven to the broiler setting. Place the baking sheet about 3-4″ from the broiler element, and broil the meatballs for 1-2 more minutes. Rotate the pan halfway through the broiling time. TIP: KEEP AN EYE ON THEM SO THEY DON’T BURN!
Ready To Eat Italian Chicken Parmesan Meatballs!
When done, immediately serve the Italian Chicken Parmesan Meatballs while hot. If you want to go the all healthy route, simply place 3 meatballs per serving on a plate, and serve alongside a cool, crisp mixed green salad, or a favorite vegetable.
You can also serve these delicious, healthy meatballs with your favorite sauce and pasta. It’s your choice! However you choose to serve them, I think you are gonna love these delicious meatballs. They also freeze well, so you can save a few for another meal, if desired.
I really hope you enjoy this simple recipe. We sure do! The meatballs are easy to make, so they are perfect for a busy day! Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you will come back again soon, for more family friendly recipes. Take care, and have a wonderful day.
Looking For More MEATBALL Recipes?
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- Mom’s Swedish Meatballs And Rice
- Meatballs Stroganoff
- Easy Meatballs For Spaghetti
- Albondigas Soup (Little Meatball Soup)
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Recipe adapted from: The book “Food Meets Faith- Total Trifecta of Weight Loss”, by Isabel D. Price, page 78, New Life Promise, published by Live Smart Solutions, LLC, 2019
It's so easy to make Italian Chicken Parmesan Meatballs! Mix and bake delicious, healthy meatballs to serve as is, or with a favorite sauce.
- 1 pound ground chicken
- 1¼ cups chopped, fresh spinach leaves
- ⅓ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- ⅓ cup all purpose flour can substitute almond flour for gluten-free
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 large egg lightly beaten
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon Italian seasoning
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon red chili pepper flakes (optional, but good)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
Place all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Mix ingredients well (you can use your hands or a fork), until they're fully combined.
Using your hands, divide and roll ground chicken mixture into 12 evenly shaped, round meatballs. Place meatballs onto the parchment paper-lined baking sheet, leaving a small space between each one.
Place baking sheet into preheated oven on the middle rack. Bake meatballs for approx. 22-25 minutes, until cooked through and lightly browned on top. Oven temperatures vary, so check them at the 22 minute mark. TIP: If you would like them browned a bit more after they're done, simply switch oven to the broiler setting. Place baking sheet about 3-4" from the broiler element. Broil meatballs for 1-2 more minutes. Rotate pan halfway through broiling time. TIP: KEEP AN EYE ON THEM SO THEY DON'T BURN!
Remove from oven, and transfer the meatballs from baking sheet to plates. Serve as is, or with a favorite sauce or side dish. Enjoy!
NOTE: Caloric calculation made using all purpose flour
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