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parmesan chicken meatballs in a skillet being scooped out with a large spoon.

Parmesan Chicken Meatball Skillet

Parmesan Chicken Meatball Skillet served in warm bubbling marina sauce and topped with hot gooey melted cheese, makes this skillet the perfect way to start any occasion.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Parmesan Chicken Meatballs
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 15 Meatballs
Calories 180kcal


For the meatballs:

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 Tablespoons finely chopped parsely
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk

For the marinara:

  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 14.5 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 Tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1-1/2 cups marinara sauce
  • garnish with parsley and grated parmesan cheese optional


Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

    In a large bowl combine all the ingredients (EXCEPT the olive oil), for the meatballs, mix well. Form into 15 meatballs. Place 2 Tablespoons oil into a heavy skillet. Add meatballs and cook on medium heat until browned, about 5 minutes. Remove from skillet and set aside.

      In the same skillet add 2 Tablespoons olive oil and minced garlic and cook over medium heat about 30 seconds. Add crushed tomatoes, red pepper flakes, tomato paste, and marinara. Stir to combine and add the meatballs back into skillet. Top with mozzarella and parmesan cheese and bake for 10 minutes until cheese is melted and bubbling. Garnish with additional parsley and parmesan cheese.


        Calories: 180kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 499mg | Potassium: 331mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 365IU | Vitamin C: 4.5mg | Calcium: 182mg | Iron: 1.2mg