Chicken parm….pretty good right? What about chicken parm in meatball form??? GAME CHANGER! I can’t even make up Brian’s reaction to these meatballs….he was like a ravenous animal while I was shooting these, literally begging me to eat them. And then when it came dinner time, I have never heard so many “mmmms” and “wows” in my life. Either he just really loves me or these were a home run….I’m gonna go with a bit of both 😉
I made these and then added them to some of my “lazy girl pasta sauce” over noodles and BAM we had ourselves quite a delectable meal! Keep scrolling for a step-by-step instruction on how to make them and for the recipe!
As with 99% of my recipes, you are going to start by sauteeing the garlic and the onion. I feel like I have taken a photo like such a million times, so hopefully you guys have this culinary skill down pat at this point.
Once your onions and garlic are done cooking, add them to a large mixing bowl along with your bread crumbs, parm, egg and spices. Stir it all up niiiiice n good and then add in the chicken. Again, stir all of that up niiiiice n good.
Next, with ULTRA CLEAN hands, form your meatballs and place them on a plate, because you’re not done with them yet. In a small bowl, mix together your other amount of parm and breadcrumbs (listed as “topping” in recipe), and roll each meatball in this mixture making sure every meatball is completely covered.
This is the best part- stuffing the meatballs with cheese. I don’t quite know how to describe how big of a piece the cheese should be, so I took a photo in hopes that helps you determine how much cheese to stuff inside. My chunks of cheese were about an inch long and 1/2 inch wide. And then you literally just press the cheese into the middle of the meatball.
Side note, I kind of hate that these look like those cookies you make at christmas time that you roll in sugar and then press a reese’s cup in the middle….sorry, these are most definitely not those.
And now you just need to cook them! Spray a muffin tin with oil (hopefully you have a full size oven that can fit a full size muffin tin so you don’t have to do 3 individual batches….) and plop a meatball inside the hole. Cook at 350 for 20 minutes and THERE YOU HAVE IT!
So much flavor all in one little meatball! I love that this is a chicken meatball to give you a lean protein and another option other than red meat. However if you are feeling a meatball made of beef, check out my mushroom meatball recipe 🙂
Hope you enjoy!! Let me know if you make this recipe and what you think either on insta (@heyemilyann) or in the comments below!