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Chicken parmesan meatballs

February 18, 2018

Instead of regular spaghetti and meatballs be adventurous and try out these new chicken parmesan meatballs, they are so tasty and filling! Easy to make and sure to be a family hit, the cheese middles are a delicious addition and a serving of 3 meatballs is just 2 weight watcher freestyle smart points.

Chicken parmesan meatballs
Recipe type: Main meals
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Serves: 5
2 freestyle SP, 4SP/5PP per serving, 3 meatballs
  • 1 lb raw fat free ground chicken
  • ⅓ + ¼ cup panko crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • Dash of salt & pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, diced
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1.5 tsp italian seasoning
  • 4 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 light mozzarella cheese strings
  1. Preheat oven to 375F, line a large baking sheet with some parchment paper and lightly spray.
  2. In a bowl mix together your chicken, ⅓ cup of panko, egg, salt & pepper, garlic, onion powder, italian seasoning and 2 Tbsp parmesan cheese.
  3. Roll into 15 balls, about a heaping Tbsp of the mixture. Mix your ¼ cup of panko crumbs and remaining 2 Tbsp of parmesan cheese together and sprinkle out onto a flat plate.
  4. Cut your 2 cheese strings into 8 pieces each, best to cut in middle, then cut those 2 pieces in and repeat till you have 8 small pieces, yes you will have one piece leftover.
  5. Remove some of your chicken mixture to allow you to place the small piece of cheese inside then roll back into a ball.
  6. Roll your meatballs in the panko/parmesan mixture and place on baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes, turning over after 10 minutes.
  8. Makes 15 meatballs, they can be frozen, cooked or uncooked.
Freestyle smart points- 2 using WW recipe builder
Smart points- 4 using SP calculator
Points plus- 5 using PP calculator
Nutritional info- Calories 185...Fat 5.3g...Sat fat 2.6g..Carbs 7.2g...Fiber 0.3g...Sugar 1g... Protein 27.9g per serving ( 3 meatballs) using My Fitness Pal

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    Reply Amanda February 26, 2018 at 10:18 am

    I made these subbing the ground chicken for ground turkey just because it was what I had on hand and they were a major hit! Everyone just loved them! Made any leftovers (there weren’t many) into open faced meatball subs for school lunches for the next day. I will definitely double the recipe and maybe do half chicken/half turkey next time so we have an extra meal to freeze… yum!!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle February 26, 2018 at 8:13 pm

      Hi Amanda, so glad you all enjoyed them, I too made a meatball sub with leftovers, yum!

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    Reply Aimee J March 8, 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Hey there! I keep trying to enter this in the WW app, both using the recipe builder and your calculations at the bottom of the recipe, and I keep coming up with 3 and 4 points. What am I doing wrong? Thanks!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 9, 2018 at 6:03 pm

      The calculations will give you a wrong reading as it included the meat which is a zero food, are you entering it into the recipe builder and making sure the chicken comes up as zero?

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    Reply Christy March 9, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    These were delicious! My husband actually said he liked them better than “regular” meatballs!

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 9, 2018 at 6:04 pm

      Yay, that is awesome, so glad you both enjoyed them 🙂

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    Reply Michelle March 13, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    These were so amazing! Thank you for posting this recipe. There were sadly no leftovers. I’ll be doubling the recipe next time for sure.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle March 14, 2018 at 3:15 pm

      Haha, no leftovers is good and bad I guess 😉 glad everyone enjoyed them!

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    Reply Karen April 30, 2018 at 10:11 am

    The points are for the meatballs only am I correct

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle May 1, 2018 at 11:06 am

      Yes just the meatballs 🙂

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    Reply Stacey June 5, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    Another tasty fantastic recipe that has become a weekly dinner in our home. I double it and there is never any left.

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      Reply Drizzle June 6, 2018 at 12:29 pm

      Yay, so glad everyone enjoyed them 🙂

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    Reply Lisa June 11, 2018 at 5:37 pm

    My family LOVES these meatballs! I have made this recipe a few times (using ground turkey), and thay are always a hit. We especially love to use them in meatballs subs. Thanks for a wonderful recipe.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle June 13, 2018 at 1:03 pm

      HI Lisa, so glad you all enjoy them 🙂

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    Reply Meg McCauley July 2, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Hi…how are are these meatballs reheated ? Was just wondering with the panko crust and the cheese in the middle ?
    Thank you.

    • Drizzle
      Reply Drizzle July 3, 2018 at 11:30 am

      Hi Meg, I’d reheat in oven or air fryer if you have one

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