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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
  • 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
  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*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 135mg45%
Sodium 692mg29%
Potassium 644mg18%
Carbohydrates 7g2%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 26g52%
Vitamin A 190IU4%
Vitamin C 1.6mg2%
Calcium 155mg16%
Iron 1.7mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.