Chicken Parmesan Meatballs with Creamy Tomato Sauce

With or without pasta these Chicken Parmesan Meatballs with Creamy tomato sauce will become a family favorite!

Course Dinner
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 5
536 kcal


For the Meatballs

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/3 cup onion minced
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup panko crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

For the Tomato Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 cup onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • pinch of chili flakes
  • 1/3 cup cream
  • salt and pepper and pepper to taste
  • 6 oz fresh mozzarella
  • Fresh basil for garnish


  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Line a large sheet pan with foil for easy clean up.
  3. In mixing bowl, combine all meatball ingredients together. Careful not to over mix as it make the chicken tough.
  4. Shape in 1 1/2 inch balls and place on prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake for about 12-15 minutes - Don't worry if slightly undercooked they will finish off in the sauce.
  6. While meatballs are cooking.
  7. Melt butter in large oven proof skillet. (if you don't have one, use a regular skillet and transfer to baking dish when sauce is done).
  8. Cook onion until translucent. About 5 minutes.
  9. Add garlic, cook for one minute until fragrant and slightly soft.
  10. Add crushed tomatoes, chili flakes, salt and pepper to taste.
  11. Bring to simmer. Cook for about 5 minutes.
  12. Remove from heat and stir in cream.
  13. Add cooked meatballs to sauce. Top with mozzarella.
  14. Bake for about 20 minutes until all bubbly and cheese has melted.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Parmesan Meatballs with Creamy Tomato Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 536 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Fat 33g51%
Saturated Fat 16g80%
Cholesterol 219mg73%
Sodium 1001mg42%
Potassium 1307mg37%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 9g10%
Protein 40g80%
Vitamin A 1090IU22%
Vitamin C 17.2mg21%
Calcium 389mg39%
Iron 4.3mg24%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.