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Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

  • Author: Jocelyn Brown
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings (21 meatballs) 1x


These homemade Chicken Parmesan Meatballs are light and flavorful with a fresh basil taste. The cheese in the middle is a fun surprise and gives these meatballs their Parmesan name. An easy stuffed meatball recipe perfect for any season of the year!



1 pound ground chicken

¼ cup bread crumbs

⅓ cup Parmesan cheese, grated, plus extra for garnish

¼ cup finely chopped fresh basil, plus extra for garnish

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

2 teaspoons minced garlic (about 23 cloves)

¼ teaspoon salt

⅛ teaspoon black pepper

1 large egg

8 ounces jarred pasta or marinara sauce, divided

21 fresh mozzarella balls

1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, add chicken, bread crumbs, cheese, basil, Italian, seasoning, garlic, salt, pepper, 2 tablespoon pasta sauce, and egg and mix until combined.
  3. Form meatballs with medium size cookie scoop. Place mozzarella ball into middle by pressing gently. Reform back each meatball so you can no longer see the cheese.
  4. Place into lightly greased baking dish with space in between each meatball, then drizzle with olive oil.
  5. Bake the meatballs for 20 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  6. Remove meatballs from oven and top with remaining sauce.  Continue baking for 5 minutes.
  7. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese and chopped basil.
  8. Serve alone or over pasta. Also great for making meatball subs.

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