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Italian Chicken Meatballs on a serving tray with a bowl of dip.
Italian Chicken Meatballs
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 
These Italian chicken meatballs are so versatile - they can be served on their own with a dipping sauce, or used in so many different recipes. Lighter in texture and calories than beef meatballs, chicken meatballs are great with pasta, noodles, mashed potatoes and in sandwiches.
Course: Side Dishes, Appetizers/Snacks
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: Chicken, Great Snacks
Servings: 6 Makes 18 meatballs
Calories: 255 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 ½ pounds ground chicken or beef
  • cup minced onion
  • ¾ cup seasoned panko breadcrumbs
  • 2/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 egg lightly beaten
Instructions
  1. Combine the all the ingredients in a large bowl. Mix all the ingredients together with your hands until everything is just combined – careful not to over-mix. Roll the mixture into 18 (2-inch) meatballs.

  2. Pre-heat the oven to 375°F.

  3. Pre-heat a large oven-proof skillet over medium-high heat. Add a little olive oil to the pan and brown the meatballs on all sides. Finish cooking the meatballs in your favorite marinara sauce OR transfer the skillet to a 375ºF oven for 10 to 15 minutes, until the meatballs are cooked through.

  4. Serve as part of another recipe or simply on their own with a dipping sauce.

Nutrition Facts
Italian Chicken Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 255 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 135mg 45%
Sodium 692mg 29%
Potassium 644mg 18%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 1g
Protein 26g 52%
Vitamin A 3.8%
Vitamin C 1.9%
Calcium 15.5%
Iron 9.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.