A classic comfort food reimagined, these Chicken Parmesan Meatballs are sure to satisfy!

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chicken parmesan meatballs

Chicken Parmesan is one of my ultimate comfort foods. The combination of meat and cheese and tomato sauce never fails to satisfy. However, the process of making it can often be a long one, since you need to prepare and fry the chicken, then, topic, bacon again, etc. Sometimes, you just don’t wanna spend an hour (or more) making dinner. Well then, allow me to introduce these Chicken Parmesan meatballs, which have all the flavors of your favorite dish, and a quicker, lighter, easier package. 

chicken parmesan meatballs

Making chicken Parmesan meatballs 

What’s great about these is that you just need to mix up the meatballs, bake them right in the sauce, then top with cheese, and enjoy. It streamlines process because you can prep everything together.  

chicken parmesan meatballs

Preheat your oven to 400F. To make the meatballs, combine ground chicken with herbs and spices, egg, Parmesan cheese, and some breadcrumbs to bind it all together. Mix well, scoop into meatballs, and set aside. 

Then, take a jar of your favorite pasta sauce (I look for low or no sugar options) and dump it into a baking dish (I used an 8×8, or you can use a 9×9 or a large skillet). Space meatballs out evenly right in the sauce and bake for 30-35 min (I use a meat thermometer to make sure they’re done). Remove from the oven, make sure the meatballs are all saucy (you can flip them over or just spoon a bit of sauce), and top with cheeses. I do the mozzarella first, then add some Parmesan on top. Put back in the oven and bake another 6-8 min, until the cheese is melted (you can also just broil for a few min but keep an eye on it so you don’t burn your cheese).

chicken parmesan meatballs

Garnish with a little fresh parsley and serve with your choice of side! I put these over some protein pasta for a filling, delicious meal. Enjoy! 

chicken parmesan meatballs

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Jacklin Altman
A classic comfort food reimagined! These meatballs are a cheesy, saucy delight that's sure to please.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian, American
Servings 12 meatballs
Calories 123 kcal


  • Mixing Bowls
  • 8×8 baking dish or 9×9 or large oven-safe skillet
  • Large Cookie Scoop optional, for portioning meatballs


  • 1 lb lean ground chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 1 Tsp dried basil
  • 1/2 Tsp dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 jar pasta sauce 23.5 oz
  • 1 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese use fat free if following WW
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese for topping
  • 1 tbsp chopped parsley for topping


  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • Combine all meatball ingredients in a large mixing bowl and mix until uniform. Using a cookie scoop or wet hands, form into 12 meatballs.
  • Pour your pasta sauce into 8×8 dish, and evenly space meatballs in the sauce.
  • Bake for 30-35 min, until internal temp reaches 165F.
  • Remove from oven, top with shredded Mozzarella and Parmesan cheese, and bake for another 6-8 min (or broil) until cheese is melted.
  • Serve warm over pasta and enjoy!


Each meatball is 2 points on WW. Click here to add to WW app!


Calories: 123kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 12gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 466mgPotassium: 348mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 277IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 142mgIron: 1mg
Keyword weight watchers, WW, meatballs, chicken, dinner, chicken parmesan, parmesan
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5 thoughts on “Chicken Parmesan Meatballs”

  1. Stephanie Novak

    5 stars
    So simple and delicious! My son never eats traditional chicken Parmesan but loved this version. It was a perfect tasty weeknight dinner! Will definitely make it again.

  2. 5 stars
    Not only were these extremely simple, simple to make, but they were absolutely positively delicious!!!! Very weight watcher friendly and the whole family wanted more ! New staple in our house for sure

  3. 5 stars
    These are a 10/10. We love chicken parm but it can be annoying to make sometimes, these were so simple and delicious. Will definitely be making these again!

5 from 3 votes

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