Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

overhead shot of the meatballs, sauce, and cheese in a skillet.

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Chicken Parmesan Meatballs are delicious chicken meatballs that are lightly breaded and baked before simmering in marinara sauce. Top them with lots of melted cheese for a twist on classic chicken Parmesan.


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 5 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried parsley
  • 1/3 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs, for coating
  • 3 1/2 cups jarred marinara sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and coat a sheet pan with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and onion. Saute them in the oil until the onions are softened, about three minutes. Take the skillet off the heat to cool.
  3. Combine the ground chicken, egg, and panko in a large mixing bowl. Add the salt, pepper, Italian seasoning, and parsley. Add the onions and garlic and mix to combine. Form the mixture into 1″ meatballs.
  4. Pour the breadcrumbs into a shallow bowl. Roll each meatball in the crumbs so they are evenly coated. Place them on the prepared sheet pan.
  5. Bake the meatballs for 12 to 15 minutes or until the internal temperature is 165°F.
  6. While the meatballs bake, warm the marinara sauce in a large oven-safe skillet on the stove. Once the meatballs are baked, place them in the sauce in a single layer. Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the top
  7. Turn the oven to broil and place the skillet under the broiler for a few minutes to melt the cheese. Serve and enjoy!