Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Use any ground meat for a quick and savory dinner.

Adapted from Budget Bytes

Ingredients

Metric System
Servings
  • 2 tbsp oil
  • 16 oz chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 4 oz bread crumbs
  • 2.7 oz cheese
  • 0.3 tsp garlic powder
  • 0.5 tsp basil
  • 0.5 tsp oregano
  • 0.3 tsp salt
  • 0.3 tsp black pepper
  • 1 jar pasta sauce
  • 12 oz pasta
  • Step 1

    Combine the breadcrumbs and seasoning first. In a small bowl, stir together the breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan, garlic powder, basil, oregano, salt, and pepper.

    Step 2

    Add the ground chicken to a large bowl, then add the seasoned breadcrumb mixture and the egg. Use your hands to combine the ingredients until evenly mixed.

    Step 3

    Shape the meat mixture into meatballs, about 1-1.5 Tbsp each. You should get around 20 meatballs.

    Step 4

    Heat 1 Tbsp cooking oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Once the skillet is hot and the oil is shimmering, add half of the meatballs. Cook the meatballs about one minute on each side, until all six sides are browned and the meatballs are cooked through. Transfer the cooked meatballs to a clean plate. Add the second tablespoon of cooking oil to the skillet and cook the second batch of meatballs in the same manner.

    Step 5

    While the meatballs are cooking, begin the pasta and sauce. Bring a large pot of water to boil for the pasta. Once boiling, add the pasta and cook until tender (7-10 minutes). Drain the pasta in a colander. Add the sauce to a medium sauce pot and heat over medium-low, stirring occasionally, until heated through.

    Step 6

    Once all the meatballs are finished cooking, add them to the pot of heated pasta sauce and stir to coat. If needed, allow them to heat for a few minutes in the sauce.

    Step 7

    Serve the cooked and drained pasta topped with sauce and meatballs.

    Step 1

    Pot

    Top the pasta with the sauce-coated meatballs, and serve.

    Step 2

    Sauce pot

    Add meatballs to the pot of heated sauce and stir to coat. If needed, allow them to heat for a few minutes in the sauce.

    Step 3

    Large skillet

    Add cooking oil to the skillet and cook the second batch of meatballs in the same manner.

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Step 4

    Large skillet

    Transfer the cooked meatballs to a clean plate.

    Step 5

    Large skillet

    Add half of the meatballs to the skillet. Cook the meatballs about one minute on each side.

    Step 6

    Large skillet

    Heat cooking oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

  • 1 tbsp oil
  • Step 7

    Shape the meat mixture into meatballs, about 1-1.5 Tbsp each. You should get around 20 meatballs.

    Step 8

    Large bowl

    Use your hands to combine the ingredients until evenly mixed.

    Step 9

    Large bowl

    Add ground chicken to the large bowl, then add the seasoned breadcrumb mixture and egg(s).

  • 1 lb chicken
  • 1 egg
  • Step 10

    Large bowl

    In a small bowl, stir together the ingredients to make a breadcrumb mixture.

  • 0.5 cup bread crumbs
  • 0.333333333333333 cup cheese
  • 0.25 tsp garlic powder
  • 0.5 tsp basil
  • 0.5 tsp oregano
  • 0.25 tsp salt
  • 0.25 tsp black pepper
  • Step 11

    Sauce pot

    Add the sauce to a medium sauce pot and heat over medium-low.

  • 1 jar pasta sauce
  • Step 12

    Pot

    Drain the pasta in a colander.

    Step 13

    Pot

    Add the pasta to pot and cook until tender (7-10 minutes).

  • 12 oz pasta
  • Step 14

    Pot

    Bring a large pot of water to boil for the pasta.

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