Saturday, July 12, 2014

Chicken Parmesan Meatball

This week I went in a different direction.  Instead of keeping up with the grilling recipes, I thought I'd bring you an easy to make recipe for any weeknight meal.
My husband loves both Chicken Parmesan and Meatballs.  In an attempt to create a healthier meal for him, I’ve combined them into this yummy concoction.  By adding the fresh basil it helps to give a pop of flavor to the dish.  This is also a great meal to make a day ahead of time and then make Meatball Sandwiches with.

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

15 min of prep time
35 min of baking time

·       1 lb of ground chicken
·       ¼ cup of fresh basil (chopped)
·       ½ teaspoon of salt
·       ½ cup of bread crumbs (I used panko)
·       1 egg
·       ¼ cup of Parmesan Cheese
·       2 cups of tomato sauce
·       ½ cup of shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese

Pre-heat oven at 350 degrees. Ready a 13 by 9 inch pan.

Prepare the meatballs by combining ground chicken, fresh basil, salt, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, and egg in a large bowl.  Mix thoroughly.  

Make meatballs by measuring out about an ounce of meat mixture.  Roll mixture into a bowl and add to pan. 
Bake for 20 minutes.
Pull out pan and cover meatballs with tomato sauce and sprinkle cheese on top.  

Bake for an additional 15 minutes or so.

These are great with pasta and salad.

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