Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Saturday, February 15, 2020
Seriously a delicious way to make chicken meatballs or even chicken patties with this recipe into a Parmesan for an appetizer and great sandwiches.

I love the fact chicken is less money in beef and lower than fat and these taste great!

For parties, we make them with a melon ball scoop and use toothpicks in them for appetizers.

We love to make these ahead of time and just freeze them on cookie sheets and into freezer bags all ready for the next party.

You can add these to a slow cooker with marinara sauce and keep warm.

Please the recipe can be made into chicken patties also to make sliders or great chicken parmesan burgers.

This versatile recipe can be anything from making a whole meal or just to snack on.

Those are just a few ideas and I am sure you can come up with many more!

This recipe is so easy and comes together with just a few ingredients!

We love Italian meatballs, meatballs on pizza and even meatball appetizers in a delicious glazed sauce for game day and events!

Of course, if you love old fashioned regular Chicken Parmesan from scratch that's our all-time favorite meal, these are great for a quick fix!

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this are three chicken parmesan meatballs with grated cheese and mozzarella on top sitting on a white plate with a fork

this are chicken meatballs frying in oil

Perfect Party Appetizers

Chicken meatballs are great for making patties, loosely fried to add to pasta dishes, these meatballs are a great little appetizer for parties on toothpicks

Perfect for game day parties, any other events you may have with family and friends.

Everyone loves meatballs and baked, air fried, old fashioned fried on the stovetop, this is a winner.

We baked these with loads of sauce and mozzarella melted cheese on top and they are truly a hit every time I make them.

this is raw chicken meat made into meatball mixture


  • Use chicken meatballs on top of a pizza
  • Perfect for a stovetop chicken parmesan pasta dish
  • Fry them as appetizers
  • Make sliders or covered sandwiches
  • Make patties for chicken parmesan burgers
  • Instead of marinara and cheese use hot sauce and sharp cheddar

these are cooked chicken meatballs

Ingredients You Will Need to Make Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

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  • ground Chicken or Turkey
  • egg, beaten
  • breadcrumbs
  • salt, pepper, dried parsley, and garlic powder
  • cloves minced finely garlic
  • Parmesan and Romano cheese blend
  • Marinara sauce homemade or store-bought
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Grated cheese

these are meatballs made with Chicken then added tomato sauce and mozzarella on top baked in a glass dish

Cooking Methods

  • You can add this to an air fryer, baked them on a cookie sheet, or fry them on the stovetop.
  • Using the slow cooker is perfect for entertaining to keep them warm.
  • I usually air fry mini chicken meatballs, add them to the slow cooker with sauce then top with shredded cheese just before serving until melted.
  • Grill them outside, they taste great!
  • I very seldom fry in oil anymore, just bake or air fry, you can do them any way you prefer.
  • Even the patties come out great on oil sprayed foil and they crisp right up perfect for on top of a salad for a lighter meal!
  • We also love Chicken Parmesan Sliders or submarine garlic bread sandwiches with loads of melted mozzarella cheese on top for dinner.

this is a chicken parmesan sandwich

Healthier Alternative

Ground chicken or ground turkey has less fat in the meat.

The ground meats are a healthier alternative to using beef for meatballs.

We still love out Italian fried meatballs, this is a great alternative to those watching calories and fat content.

this is a package of ground chicken

Chicken Parmesan Meatball Pin for Later

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Chicken Riggies
Chicken Riggie Fest
Curt's Lemon Reggiano
Curt's Catalina Chicken
Curt's Balsamic Grilled Herb Chicken
Easy Italian Baked Chicken

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Yield: 12
Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

prep time: 10 minscook time: 45 minstotal time: 55 mins
This is the perfect chicken casserole dish and the start of several meals. Chicken Parmesan meatballs can be served with pasta, in sandwiches and appetizers. Such and easy recipe you will want to make time and time again!


  • 1 pound ground Chicken or Turkey
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon each salt, pepper, dried parsley, and garlic powder
  • 2 cloves finely minced garlic
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan and Romano cheese blend
  • Marinara sauce homemade or store-bought
  • Shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Grated cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees or if using an air fryer, set to 400 degrees when ready to fry them. You can also fry on the stovetop in oil if you prefer.
  2. In a large bowl combine the ground chicken, egg, breadcrumbs, Italian seasoning, garlic, and Parmesan cheese. 
  3. Shape into meatballs. Place on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet and bake until browned and crispy around 45 minutes or fry them in 1/4 inch of canola oil.  Air fry at 400 degrees for around 14 minutes.
  4. Drain on paper towels to get off excess oil if you have fried them in oil. 
  5. Place them in a casserole dish. 
  6. Add Marinara sauce on top with mozzarella cheese and a generous amount of grating cheese.
  7.  Return to the oven until cheese melts. 
  8. Serve with your favorite boiled pasta or in a Italian sub roll sandwich
  9. Also great in stromboli or topping pizza.
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Chicken Parmesan Meatball Pin for Later

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these are chicken parmesan meatballs made with ground chicken topped with melted mozzarella cheese in a rich tomato Italian sauce

Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2012. It was edited and re-published in 2020.


  1. Hi Pegasuslegend, wow... love your meatballs, it look delicious.

    Thanks for the simple recipe. Have a nice day ahead, regards.

  2. That looks absolutely delicious. I've made chicken meatballs before and was happy to see how tender they were.

  3. Oh, man, do these look excellent!!! That melty cheese puts these over the top!

  4. Una ricetta gustosissima e molto invitante!!! Complimenti, un abbraccio

  5. Çok leziz ve iştah kabartan bir görüntüsü var. Ellerinize, emeğinize sağlık.


  6. Your shot of these makes me want to head to the kitchen and get to cooking.

  7. Claudia,
    Your chicken meatballs look perfectly delicious, and perfect for football parties!

  8. I am now officially in the mood for polpette.

  9. These look awesome! Melting cheese oozing everywhere and a simple recipe what more could you ask for.

  10. Wow what a great idea! that looks sooo good. Gonna definitely try it.

  11. oh wow, will definitely be trying this one out!

  12. It's just "warm blanket" food - can have them for breakfast, lunch, dinner and in-between!

  13. I see a new recipe in the works for Ted to try ... and LOVE!

  14. Deliziose molto saporite le tue polpette. Buona serata Daniela.

  15. Dear Claudia, What a delicious classic. Blessings dear. Catherine xo

  16. I love meatballs...I can make a whole meal out of them. And sometimes I do! :) Yours look amazing!

  17. You are absolutely right, Claudia!
    We had turkey meatballs with sauce over the weekend (darn, no photo of it) them in hoagies too.

    Delicious mouthwatering meatballs. I use almost identical recipe, but with fresh chopped parsley, and fresh chopped garlic, when I have it on hand, otherwise I always have dried parsley, and garlic powder that comes in very handy!

  18. Thia meatballs are delicious..
    I love your italian recipes.

  19. Claudia,
    These look incredible! Thanks for sharing. I'll have to make them for my husband and soon.

  20. SO many delicious ways to serve these gems! I haven't made chicken meatballs in ages---yours sound terrific!

  21. It must have tasted incredibly with the combo of flavours!

  22. What a clever recipe! LOVE this idea and will definitely be making these meatballs for my family.


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