Stuffed Chicken Meatballs

Looking for a quick, comforting, and delicious dinner? These Stuffed Chicken Meatballs fit that bill!


Like most meatball recipes, this dish comes together very quickly. Throw in a few ingredients and binders, mix them together, add the ground meat, roll in a ball, and voilĂ : you have yourself meatballs ready for the oven. What makes these meatballs extra special without adding much effort is stuffing them with fresh mozzarella cheese. Ooey, gooey, melty, yummy cheese oozing out of the freshly baked meatballs. Now how amazing does that sound? Or, better yet, how amazing does it look?!


Not only is this dish out of this world delicious and super easy to make, but you hardly have any dishes to clean. You only need one bowl to mix the meatballs in and one bowl for the breadcrumbs. Since you line the baking sheet with foil, that makes this dish even easier because you don't have to scrub and soak the baking sheet. Two dishes to clean ain't bad folks.

Serve these meatballs on top of pasta, in a meatball sub, or plain because they are just that good.   

Stuffed Chicken Meatballs (adapted from There's Always Thyme To Cook)
(8-12 meatballs)

1 Tbsp olive oil
1 lb ground chicken breast
3/4 cup Italian breadcrumbs, divided
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground pepper
4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese, diced
your favorite marinara sauce
prepared pasta

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spread the olive oil on the aluminum foil until it's evenly coated.

Add 1/2 cup breadcrumbs, milk, egg, salt, and ground pepper to a large mixing bowl. Stir ingredients together. Add the ground chicken to the breadcrumb mixture. Mix ingredients together until incorporated, careful not to overwork the meat mixture.

Add remaining 1/4 cup of breadcrumbs to a bowl. Form a meatball, place a piece of mozzarella cheese in the middle, and cover completely with more meat. Coat the meatball in breadcrumbs and place on prepared baking dish. Repeat for the rest of the meatball mixture.

Bake meatballs for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, flip each meatball, and put back in oven. Bake for another 15-20 minutes, or until meatballs are cooked through. Serve warm over pasta with your favorite marinara sauce.

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Nutritional Info (for meatballs with no sauce or pasta)
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving:
Calories: 124.8
Total Fat: 6.2 g
Cholesterol: 47.6 mg
Sodium: 265.1 mg
Total Carbs: 5.6 g
Fiber: 0.5 g
Sugars: 0.5 g
Protein: 11.2 g

Pros:
-Very easy to make
-Minimal cleanup
-Delicious
-Pretty presentation
-Great leftovers (you could even make a meatball sub with these!)

Cons:
-Slightly high in sodium per meatball (try using reduced sodium breadcrumbs and eliminating the salt if you are watching your sodium intake)

Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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28 comments:

  1. all of that cheese oozing out! Elaine, I'm saving this recipe - kevin is going to go NUTS for it! and these are so easy! Saving this recipe for a quick weeknight dinner when I'm craving lots of gooey cheese :)

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    1. Yes! This is the perfect recipe for gooey cheese cravings. :)

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  2. These sound fantastic! Love how cheesy they are!

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    1. The more cheesy, the better! I am a sucker for anything with cheese, so putting them in the middle of meatballs seemed like an excellent idea!

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  3. I LOVE stuffed meatballs!!! So much meat and cheese-y goodness = heaven for me!

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    1. It is heaven for me too Ashley! And thankfully this dish is relatively light, so I can indulge. :)

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  4. Now why didn't I think of this? These meatballs look amazing!

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    1. I know! I can't believe it took this long to think of something so obvious. Such a simple step that adds so much yummy, melty, gooey goodness. :)

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  5. What a great idea! And I am drooling now...we're huge meatball fans so we're definitely gonna have to try out this recipe.

    Thanks for sharing it at our linky party!

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    1. Hey Kelly! I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do! I'm sure your family will devour them. :)

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  6. I need to stop looking at your blog at 4:30 in the afternoon. I get hungry all over again.

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    1. Haha well hurry up and get to NC and I'll make you some of your very own meatballs!!

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  7. Yum - these look amazing! I'd love for you to share this at Tuesday's Table for the Holidays - http://zentmrs.blogspot.com/2012/11/tuesdays-table-time-for-holidays.html

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    1. I'd love to share this recipe! Thanks for letting me know about your link party!

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  8. This does look like one fantastic recipe. I cannot wait to try it out. Come and visit us this week. We are having a great giveaway from Pick Your Plum - a $75 swank bag you will just love!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by! And, of course, for letting me know about the giveaway :)

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    1. Thought you would like this recipe :) Sounds perfect for you and Jon!

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  10. I know what I'm having for dinner tonight!

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    1. Great!! You are going to love this comforting and delicious dinner...and how easy they are!

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  11. These look delicious, Elaine. Thanks for sharing at Foodie Friends Friday!

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  12. YUM! I make a mozzarella meatloaf but this looks good. I am going to have to try it.

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    1. That's a great idea too! Do you just put mozzarella in the middle?

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  13. Elaine, this sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing at Tasty Thursdays. This post will be FEATURED this week. The party goes live tonight. Thanks, Nichi

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    1. That's great! Thanks for featuring this recipe Nichi! :)

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  14. Oh wow! Those sound outstanding!

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    1. They turned out better than I could have imagined. Outstanding is a great way to describe them!

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