Chicken Parm Meatballs

I found this somewhere in the expanse that is Pinterest, and it seemed like a good idea…although ground chicken is sometimes kind of weird.  But this was pretty good, and a generous portion as well.  It fit with the leaner proteins for the 21 Day Fix, and was a good use for a jar of my tomato sauce from our garden this past summer.

chickenparmmeatballs

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs (I used panko)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1/3 cup shredded parmesan
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • zest of half a lemon
  • cooking spray
  • tomato sauce
  • shredded or sliced mozzarella

Preheat oven to 400°F, setting rack to upper third part of oven. In a large bowl, using your hands, gently mix together first 11 ingredients. Shape into balls and place a few inches from each other on a foil-lined baking sheet. In a small bowl, mix one spoonful of your pizza sauce with olive oil. Brush this mixture on top of each meatball. Bake for 15 minutes.

Remove meatballs from oven, spoon some sauce and sprinkle some cheese on top of each meatball,. Broil another 3 to 5 minutes until cheese is bubbly and golden.  Heat remaining sauce in a small saucepan. Serve meatballs with a spoonful of sauce.

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