one pot chicken parmesan meatballs

main dishes

If you are a chicken parmesan fan like our family, you need to make this recipe! It is so easy, on the healthier side (no frying), and oh boy, is it a family favorite. Think meatballs meet chicken parmesan, that’s what this is – ground chicken, seasoned and formed into meatballs and then baked in a tomato sauce with lots of mozzarella cheese. Added bonus – make this meal in one pot! Enjoy!


one pot chicken parmesan meatballs

  • Author: Salt and Share
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings
  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • ½ cup bread crumbs
  • ⅓ cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced and divided
  • 1 large egg
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 t crushed red pepper
  • 2 cups mozzarella, shredded


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine chicken, bread crumbs, parmesan, 2 cloves garlic, egg and parsley in bowl. Form into 1 inch meatballs.
  3. In 10 inch oven proof skillet, heat 2 T olive oil. Add meatballs and brown. Remove to plate. In same skillet, heat  2 T olive oil. Saute remaining 2 cloves garlic until fragrant. Add crushed tomatoes and red pepper. Bring to a low boil and add meatballs. Sprinkle with mozzarella and bake for 15 minutes.

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