Chicken Parm Balls

Renée G.


These make great appetizers, dinner starters, game day munchies, or even served over a mound of spaghetti


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Makes 30 - 36 small meatballs
15 Min
20 Min


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2 lbs. ground chicken
¾ cup shredded pecorino or parmesan cheese
1 tsp. kosher salt
½ tsp. black pepper
¼ cup finely minced onion
2 tbsp. fresh minced parsley
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 eggs
1 tsp. lemon zest
4 cups marinara sauce, plus more for dipping(store bought or homemade)
sliced mozzarella, cut into 1” squares
1 tbsp. garlic powder
chopped parsley - garnish for serving

How to Make Chicken Parm Balls


  • 1Preheat the oven to 400º F. Set oven rack in upper part of oven.
  • 2In a large bowl, combine everything except the marinara and the mozzarella. Lightly mix together, using your hands or a large spoon.
  • 3Scoop and shape into small meatballs and place on a foil lined baking sheet. Spoon half the marinara sauce over meatballs and bake for 15 minutes.
  • 4Remove meatballs from the oven and increase the oven temperature to broil.
  • 5Spoon remaining sauce over meatballs, making sure to cover each one, followed by a small square of mozzarella.
  • 6Broil an additional 3 minutes, until the cheese has melted and just beginning to brown slightly.
  • 7Remove to serving plate and sprinkle on chopped parsley. Serve with additional sauce.

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About Chicken Parm Balls

Course/Dish: Meat Appetizers
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Italian

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