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  • Writer's pictureJenn Clayton

Chicken Romano Meatballs

Flavor packed!! Stuffed with cheese, herbs and garlic all is a delicious sauce!

These little meatballs are FULL of flavor and a fantastic protein packed meal!! Yum!

Full recipe in video below!


  • 1 pound extra lean ground chicken

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten

  • ½ cup seasoned bread crumbs, or gluten-free crumbs

  • ⅓ cup Parmesan or Romano cheese

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano

  • ½ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon pepper

Pan Sauce:

  • 1 shallot, diced

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • Salt

  • 1/3 cup dry white wine, like chardonnay

  • 1 cup chicken broth

  • 1 lemon, sliced

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

  • In a bowl, combine the ground chicken with the garlic, egg, bread crumbs, cheese, parsley, dried basil, oregano, pepper flakes, salt and pepper.

  • Mix with clean hands until just combined - do not overmix.

  • Shape the mixture into meatballs that are 1-inch in size - or slightly less, about 24.

  • Heat an oven-safe skillet over medium heat and add 1 tablespoon of olive oil.

  • Add the meatballs in a single layer (you may need to do this in batches), browning on all sides, cooking about 5 to 6 minutes in total. You don’t need to cook them fully because we will put them in the oven - just brown them.

  • Transfer the meatballs to a plate.

  • In the same skillet over medium heat, add the shallots and garlic with a pinch of salt and stir.

  • Cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the white wine, scraping any brown bits from the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon.

  • Let it simmer for 2 minutes. Add in the sliced lemons and chicken stock.

  • Add the meatballs back into the pan.

  • Bake for 15 minutes, or until the meatballs are cooked through to 165 degrees F.

  • Serve on sandwiches or with pasta, rice or your favorite vegetable.

4 Servings:

273 Calories

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