Chicken Parmesan Meatball Poppers

chicken parmesean meatball poppers

Prep time:  30 mins

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 lb ground chicken breast
  • ¾ cup Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup fresh grated Parmesan cheese
  • garlic cloves, pressed
  • ½ small onion, grated
  • 2 Tbsp + 1 cup marinara sauce (divided)
  • ½ Tbsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp fresh cracked black pepper
  • large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup shredded Italian blend shredded cheese

DIRECTIONS

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare a baking sheet by lining with parchment paper.
  2. Set aside 1 cup marinara and shredded Italian cheese.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine all remaining ingredients. Mix well, do not over mix or you will have tough meatballs. Using a 1 tablespoon scoop, portion out meat mixture and place on baking sheet. After all meatballs have been scooped onto tray, roll into balls. TIP: If you lightly wet your hands the meatballs will form better and crack less. Bake for 16-18 minutes until lightly browned.
  4. Turn oven to broil.
  5. Drizzle a spoonful of marinara over each meatball. Sprinkle with shredded cheese.
  6. Broil for 2-3 minutes until cheese is golden brown and bubbly.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Makes 48 poppers.

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