chicken parmesan meatballs

As I sit down to write this post, I reflect on my resolutions from a week ago and realize that I’ve failed. I had hoped to tell you that I was fitting back into my skinny jeans and was considering some swimsuit shopping, but I have to confess, none of this is true. My Christmas tree came down and all signs of the holidays disappeared, but my family’s social schedule stayed at full speed which unfortunately, involved lots of eating. On January 1st, didn’t I swear I  was never eating again?  So, starting today, I’ve decided it’s time for some changes.  I’m saying goodbye to bread, cookies and cake, and……maybe even rice (boo hoo)! It seems that when I cut out carbs, the weight has a better chance of coming off.

I’m sharing a great recipe that I found from another awesome blogger, Peace Love Low Carb. It is a terrific recipe for those watching their carbohydrate intake or for someone like my daughter who is a Type 1 diabetic. I sometimes make these bite-sized meatballs, freeze and serve at impromptu gatherings.

So, I have one low carb day behind me….woo hoo! Wish me luck because being a food blogger makes this goal extremely difficult. Now, off to make some low-carb egg dishes. Keep your eyes out for some eggstraordinary egg recipes in the near future.

Ingredients
1 lb. ground chicken ( I have also used ground turkey)
1- jar marinara sauce, divided ( I use Dell’Amore)
1/4 cup Parmesan, grated
3 Tbs Italian flat leaf parsley, chopped
1 Tbs garlic, minced
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
1/2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp garlic salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
3 oz. Mozzarella cheese, grated
Directions
Preheat oven to 350°
In a large bowl, combine ground chicken, 3 Tbs marinara sauce, Parmesan cheese, parsley, garlic, Italian seasoning, onion powder, garlic salt, and black pepper.
Form chicken mixture into 12 equal meatballs.  Bake for 25 minutes, on middle rack in an 8 x 11 baking dish.
Remove from oven, spoon marinara sauce over top and around each meatball and top with Mozzarella cheese.
Put meatballs on top rack under the broiler until cheese melts. 4 servings.
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Comments

  1. Ellygra,

    We hope you enjoy this recipe. The only advice we have is to not use fat free meat. You want some juice with these meatballs. Hope you enjoy this recipe. :-)

    Happy cooking,
    Christi and Terry

  2. I am absolutely trying this–and I love that you captured exactly the way I was feeling about my resolutions! Those meatballs look absolutely mouth watering! Great pic!

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