Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Combine the flavors of Chicken Parmesan with meatballs with this Chicken Parmesan Meatball dish! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

My child won’t eat chicken parmesan but he’ll eat Chicken Parmesan Meatballs so there’s THAT!

Combine the flavors of Chicken Parmesan with meatballs with this Chicken Parmesan Meatball dish! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

I mean… I put it on garlic bread and served it with some spaghetti.

HOW COULD YOU NOT??

Combine the flavors of Chicken Parmesan with meatballs with this Chicken Parmesan Meatball dish! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

This recipe from Alton Brown Everyday Cook is definitely going into our meal rotation. The meatballs are tender and delicious. It’s definitely a fun take on an old classic….one that might get your picky eater eating!

Let’s gather our ingredients:

 

Combine the flavors of Chicken Parmesan with meatballs with this Chicken Parmesan Meatball dish! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

 

To make these more chicken parm like, we gotta dredge the meatballs in a combo of Parmesan and panko. Make a little bowl. Set aside.

Combine the flavors of Chicken Parmesan with meatballs with this Chicken Parmesan Meatball dish! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

We get our bowl ready to make the meatballs in. Add a glug of olive oil.

Combine the flavors of Chicken Parmesan with meatballs with this Chicken Parmesan Meatball dish! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Now we mix all of the ingredients together:

Combine the flavors of Chicken Parmesan with meatballs with this Chicken Parmesan Meatball dish! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

There we go!

Combine the flavors of Chicken Parmesan with meatballs with this Chicken Parmesan Meatball dish! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Now we shape them into meatballs.

Combine the flavors of Chicken Parmesan with meatballs with this Chicken Parmesan Meatball dish! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

And then we make a story and put it on our Instagram stories. 

Combine the flavors of Chicken Parmesan with meatballs with this Chicken Parmesan Meatball dish! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Dredge!

Combine the flavors of Chicken Parmesan with meatballs with this Chicken Parmesan Meatball dish! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Fry them up!

Combine the flavors of Chicken Parmesan with meatballs with this Chicken Parmesan Meatball dish! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Clean the pan. Add the marinara.

Combine the flavors of Chicken Parmesan with meatballs with this Chicken Parmesan Meatball dish! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Add the meatballs on top.

Combine the flavors of Chicken Parmesan with meatballs with this Chicken Parmesan Meatball dish! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Followed by cheese and put that skillet in the oven!

Combine the flavors of Chicken Parmesan with meatballs with this Chicken Parmesan Meatball dish! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

COME TO MAMA.

Combine the flavors of Chicken Parmesan with meatballs with this Chicken Parmesan Meatball dish! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

I CAN’T EVEN.

Combine the flavors of Chicken Parmesan with meatballs with this Chicken Parmesan Meatball dish! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Here’s a wide angle.

Combine the flavors of Chicken Parmesan with meatballs with this Chicken Parmesan Meatball dish! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Add parsley for good measure.

Combine the flavors of Chicken Parmesan with meatballs with this Chicken Parmesan Meatball dish! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

DIG IN.

Combine the flavors of Chicken Parmesan with meatballs with this Chicken Parmesan Meatball dish! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

GET SOME CHEESE IN THERE.

Combine the flavors of Chicken Parmesan with meatballs with this Chicken Parmesan Meatball dish! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

Served this with my killer garlic bread!

Combine the flavors of Chicken Parmesan with meatballs with this Chicken Parmesan Meatball dish! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

YUM YUM.

Combine the flavors of Chicken Parmesan with meatballs with this Chicken Parmesan Meatball dish! Find the recipe on Shutterbean.com

GIMME SOME.

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

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makes about 28 meatballs/ serves 4

recipe slightly adapted from Alton Brown: Everyday Cook

  • 3 oz. panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 4 oz. Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1.5 lbs. ground chicken
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped parsley
  • heavy pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 4 oz. mozzarella cheese, grated
  • garlic bread, for serving

Heat oven to 400F.

Mix together 1/2 oz. panko with 1 ounce of the Parmesan in a small bowl. Set aside.

Combine the chicken, panko bread crumbs, egg, 1 tablespoon olive oil, the remaining 3 ounces Parmesan, basil, garlic powder, oregano, parsley, red pepper flakes and salt in a large bowl. Using your hands, gently combine until just incorporated, trying not to overwork the meat.

Divide the meatball mixture into 28 golf-ball-size rounds ( 1 ounce each) and roll them in the panko mixture.

Heat the remaining oil over medium heat in a 12-inch oven-safe skillet. Brown the meatballs in the oil, about 30 seconds on each side, working in batches if needed to avoid crowding the pan. Remove the browned meatballs from the pan and pour in the marinara sauce.

Add the meatballs back to the pan, cover with the mozzarella and bake until the meatballs are cooked through and the cheese is melted, about 10 minutes. Serve over cooked pasta or with garlic bread.

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  • Rebeca

    Oh, these sound and look delicious! It’s hard to look at that first picture and not drool – isn’t cheese magical?? Saved for the weekend!

  • Amanda

    Wow. I’m definitely going to have to make these. But first up this weekend are your sausage and kale stuffed shells (they’re on a regular rotation over here).

  • Sara

    Oooo I pinned this recipe a long time ago but now I think I’ll finally make it! I would put SO MUCH basil on mine …

  • Shana

    Omg this looks so gooddddddddddddddddddddddddddd!!!! Putting it in a slot for Sunday dinner soon.

  • Paula

    Yes, yes, yes, scrumptious-looking! This also got me wondering: I’ve seen recipes for vegetarian “meatballs” made with eggplant. Could I, then, make an eggplant Parmesan meatball, too??

  • Maura

    This is going on my list of foods to make and eat once this round of Whole30 is in my rear view mirror….

  • Jean

    You just made my Saturday night dinner a whole lot better! Thanks, Tracy!

  • Jenna

    Yum, these look amazing! Going to try them this weekend, definitely with your garlic bread too, which is already a firm favourite in our family.

  • Libby

    Breaded meatballs is just a brilliant move.

  • alex

    just a heads up – adding the remaining panko to the chicken mix is missing.

  • Louise

    Just made this tonight and it was so good! Definitely going to be making again very soon 🙂

  • Theresa

    That looks amazing! Do you have a go to marinara recipe?!

  • Robin

    Where do the red pepper flakes go?

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  • Molly

    These meatballs go onto my list of the best things I’ve ever made. Thank you, Tracy!

  • Laressa

    any chance the marinara is from a jar? (please God) if so, what brand?

    • Tracy

      i probably used classico tomato & basil. that’s what my mom used growing up 🙂

    • Cassie Sue

      I have made these several times, they’re amazing! But I used Rao’s marinara this last round, and it really took these meatballs up a notch. My husband kept telling me that they were outstanding.

      Rao’s is expensive (like $8 a jar) but they really made these meatballs taste extra special. So I felt like it was worth the splurge. Otherwise I’m totally a classic girl. 🙂

      • Tracy

        Awesome! I’ve always wanted to try that sauce. Maybe I’ll have to bite the bullet and splurge soon!

  • G

    I oven baked my meatballs. Takes a little longer but produces less mess and tastes just as good, my kids were delighted over this dish. Thank you!

  • Tina

    This is an excellent recipe! My whole family loved it! Made exactly as written. I splurged and used Rao’s Marinara for this. Keeper for sure! Thanks, Tracy (oh, and Alton, too!)

  • Katie

    They sound INSANE!! I can’t wait to give them a try!!

    Katie xoxo

  • Sara Forte

    I’ve been working on another cookbook and have something dangerously similar to this. Damnit! I thought I made it up! I had not thought of the crispy crust, Alton. Tuche.

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