DIY Recipes: How to make baked chicken balls

These chicken balls are amazing and very easy to make.

Chicken balls

Serve these easy recipes with rice, pizza, sandwich or anything of your choice.


1 large egg

1 pound ground chicken (I like 93% lean)


1/2 cup whole wheat panko breadcrumbs

1/3 cup Parmesan cheese finely grated

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil divided

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

2 tablespoons tomato paste divided

3 tablespoons flat-leaf parsley finely chopped


2 1/2 cups fresh spinach lightly packed


Preheat oven to about 400 degrees.

Lightly coat a 9×13-inch baking dish or rimmed baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.

Beat the egg in the bottom of a large bowl. Add the chicken, breadcrumbs, Parmesan, 1 tablespoon olive oil, oregano, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, red pepper flakes, fresh parsley, and 1 tablespoon tomato paste. Finely chop the spinach so that it is in small bits, then add it to the bowl.


With a fork or your hands, mix until well combined, being careful not to compact the meat.

Shape the mixture into 12 meatballs and arrange them in the prepared baking dish, 1 inch apart, so they do not touch.

Whisk together the remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1 tablespoon of tomato paste in a small bowl. It won’t be perfectly smooth but will bake up just fine. Brush over the top of the meatballs.

Bake the meatballs in the upper third of the oven for 18 to 22 minutes until cooked through.

Serve hot with pasta, noodles, or any way you choose!


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