Friday, May 10, 2013

Italian Chicken Meatballs

So just in case you think I only bake... here's a savory meal for you ;) We've been eating a lot of standbys in the DeMaria house & this is one of them. If you cannot tell from all of the celebratory cake, it's been busy & that is not to mention the other things going on! I don't want to exhaust you by listing them so, here, read this tasty recipe instead! Happy Friday!!!

<3 Lishie
Italian Chicken Meatballs
  • 1 1/4 lbs. ground chicken
  • 1/2 c breadcrumbs
  • 2 TBSp chopped onion
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 TBSp chopped parsley
  • 1/2 c Parmesan cheese, grated
  • s & p
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 egg, whisked
  • zest of 1/2 a lemon
  • 3 TBSp olive oil
  • 29 oz canned tomato sauce
Preheat oven to 400°F, setting rack to top of oven. In a large bowl, using your hands, gently mix together first 11 ingredients. Shape into 3" size balls & place a few inches from each other on a foil-lined baking sheet. In a small bowl, mix one spoonful of your sauce with olive oil. Brush this mixture on top of each meatball. Bake for 15 minutes.

Remove meatballs from oven & add to your simmering sauce (below) for 5-10 minutes. Serve with pasta. And shredded fresh parmesan, yes, don't forget the parm!

Sauce- saute 1 small onion, chopped in olive oil w/ 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 TBsp tomato paste... Add the rest of the tomato sauce... Simmer on low...


  1. These look amaaaaazing!! I'm coming over for dinner! I do variations of the link below. Stuffed chicken meatballs mmmmm. Usually something like less breadcrumbs and more cheese (I like cheese) Sometimes shredded cheese for a different texture. They're awesome on hoagies (and way less messy cause the cheese is inside and doesn't fall off.

  2. Thanks, Keisha, come on over! :) and thanks for liking DeLish DeMaria on FB! <3