Chicken Meatball Parm

Chicken Meatball Parm

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Tomato Sauce
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
0.25 cup, finely chopped Onion
1 Tablespoon Tomato Paste
0.5 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
2 cloves, minced Garlic
15 ounce can Tomato Sauce
1 teaspoon Salt
0.5 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
Chicken Meatballs
1 pound Organic Ground Chicken
1/4 cup, finely chopped Onion
2 cloves, minced Garlic
0.3 cup Breadcrumbs
1 teaspoon Parsley
1 teaspoon Basil
1/4 cup, grated Parmesan Cheese
0.75 teaspoon Salt
0.25 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
1 Egg
1 Tablespoon Flax Seeds
0.5 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
0.25 cup Parmesan Cheese

Chicken Meatball Parm

When in doubt...meatballs

  • Serves 4
  • Medium


  • Tomato Sauce

  • Chicken Meatballs

  • Topping



Juicy meatballs cooked in a tomato sauce and topped with cheese. You in?

I prefer my meatballs small, light and juicy.

To ensure that the meatballs are never dry, they should always finish cooking in a liquid, in this case tomato sauce, a homemade tomato sauce!

Don’t be intimidated to make this dish, it’s a 3 step process but the third step is sprinkling cheese on top…the best step *wink*!



Make The Tomato Sauce

In a pot, add 1 tbsp of olive oil and the chopped onion, sauté on medium heat for 3-4 minutes.

Next, add the tomato paste and stir until all of the onion pieces are covered with the tomato paste, then add the minced garlic and cook until fragrant (about 1 minute).

Add the tomato sauce, salt & pepper then allow the sauce to simmer on low while making the meatballs.

If the sauce is splashing, cover the pot partially with a lid.


Make The Chicken Meatballs

Preheat your oven to 400F.

To make the meatballs, add all of the ingredients into a bowl and mix with a spoon or better yet, your fingers!

Quick tip: lightly beat the egg before adding to the meatball mixture, it will make the mixing easier.

I added the flaxseeds for nutritional value but this step is optional.


Brown The Chicken Meatballs

Heat up a large skillet with some oil.

Form the meatballs into walnut size and place them into the hot oil.

Brown the meatballs on all sides on medium heat, about 1 minute per side.

Browning the meatballs will enhance the flavor, don't fully cook them through at this point, they will finish cooking in the tomato sauce in the oven.

You might need to brown the meatballs in two batches as your pan (and mine) might not be big enough.

Remove the browned meatballs to a plate then start the second batch.



Once all meatballs have been browned, get an oven safe dish (I used a cake pan) and add the tomato sauce.

Next, carefully add the chicken meatballs into the sauce then top with the cheese.

Bake for 15-20 minutes.


Time To Eat!

I love serving this dish with a salad and some bread to dip into the sauce! Hope you give this a try!


Hi guys, so glad you are here! My food blog is about easy, colorful and mostly healthy recipes. I grew up in Germany and have been in the states since 2002. Currently, I am living in sunny Miami, FL! Please leave me a comment if you have questions or recipe requests and also follow me on social media via @foodbyjonister. Happy cooking and eating!

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