Saturday, March 5, 2016

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Chicken Parmesan is a comfort meal and so are meatballs so what fun it is to combine the two and have a meatball with a gooey mozzarella center.  You can serve these as an appetizer or as a meal.  I served it with linguine and red pasta sauce.

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

1# ground chicken
1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, freshly grated
1/4 cup Panko bread crumbs
1 large egg
1 tsp parsley
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
1 clove garlic, grated
14 Ciliegine (cherry size mozzarella balls)

In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients (except the mozzarella).  Using a meatball sized scoop, form meatball, poke an indent in the center and insert the mozzarella ball and wrap the meat around it.  Place in a heated frying pan with 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil.  Brown on all sides and place in a pan in a 350° oven until they are all cooked and your pasta is ready.  I used linguine but you can serve with whatever works best for your meal.  Heat your favorite red pasta sauce to serve with.

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