Chicken Parmesan Meatball Poppers


Chicken Parmesan Meatball Poppers

Servings: 48

Preparation time: 40 min



1 lb ground chicken breast

3/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs

1 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese

3 garlic cloves, pressed

1/2 small onion, grated

2 Tbsp + 1 cup marinara sauce (divided)

1/2 Tbsp dried Italian seasoning

2 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped

2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

1/2 tsp kosher salt

1/2 tsp fresh cracked black pepper

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1 cup shredded Italian blend shredded cheese



1.Preheat oven to 350 F. Prepare a baking sheet by lining with parchment paper.

2.Set aside 1 cup marinara and shredded Italian cheese.

3.In a large mixing bowl, combine all remaining ingredients. Mix well, do not over mix or you will have tough meatballs. Using a 1 tablespoon scoop, portion out meat mixture and place on baking sheet. After all meatballs have been scooped onto tray, roll into balls. TIP: If you lightly wet your hands the meatballs will form better and crack less. Bake for 16-18 minutes until lightly browned.

4.Turn oven to broil.

5.Drizzle a spoonful of marinara over each meatball. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.

6.Broil for 2-3 minutes until cheese is golden brown and bubbly.

Serve and enjoy!



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