Easy One Skillet Chicken Parmesan Meatballs


Chicken Parmesan Meatballs is a simple Italian inspired dish that is easy to prepare in one skillet. The recipe is perfect for #MealPrepMondays because you can make a big batch and then save leftovers for later in the week. Serve with your favorite pasta or on their own with a salad for a delicious meal.

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skillet of chicken parmesan meatballs in sauce topped with fresh basil

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs Recipe


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 1 egg
  • Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 24 ounces marinara sauce
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Basil leaves for garnish

Preheat oven to 350° F. In a large bowl add in the ground chicken, egg, parmesan cheese, seasoning, salt and pepper and gently combine everything with your hands.

Scoop out approximately tablespoon size amount of the meat mixture and roll into balls. Set aside. 

Heat a tablespoon or so of olive oil in large oven-safe skillet over medium heat. When the skillet is hot, add the meatballs to the skillet and brown them for 4-5 minutes before flipping them over and browning another 2 minutes.

Pour the marinara sauce into the skillet with the meatballs and sprinkle the mozzarella cheese over the top. Bake in the oven for 15- 20 minutes or until the meatballs are cooked through and cheese is bubbling and brown. 

Remove the skillet from the oven and top with chopped fresh basil and extra parmesan cheese if desired. Serve on its own or with pasta. YUM!

one skillet meatballs go from stove top to oven to create a delicious meal

I love using the skillets from Calphalon for one-skillet meals. They are a great weight, oven safe and non-stick for easy clean up!

Can I freeze the chicken meatballs?

Sure! Meatballs are a great dish to freeze. Freeze meatballs either before or after cooking. Place them on a lined baking sheet first, to keep from sticking together. Once frozen, place them into a well-sealed container or zip loc bag.

To cook frozen uncooked meatballs, allow to thaw and then cook according to directions.

To cook previously cooked meatballs, simply drop into hot sauce and simmer until heated through.

Can I use a different meat for my meatballs?

The seasoning in this recipe would work equally as well with ground beef, pork, turkey or even a combo. Use what you have on hand or experiment!

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Hope you find this recipe super yummy! Its become a new favorite. Looking for other meal prep recipes? Try this Easy Firecracker Chicken or one of these delicious Grain Bowls.

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