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Chicken Meatballs in Marinara Sauce

Classic Baked Chicken Meatballs in Marinara Sauce are and the perfect healthy addition to a sandwich, bowl of noodles or veggie noodles!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 meatballs
Calories 268 kcal
Author Sabrina

Ingredients

Marinara Sauce:

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow diced onion
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 28 ounces crushed tomatoes
  • 6 ounces tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 cup water

Meatballs:

  • 1 pound ground chicken breast
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • Olive oil spray optional

Instructions

Marinara Sauce:

  1. Add the olive oil to a dutch oven on medium high heat.
  2. Saute the onion until just translucent, stirring often.
  3. Add the garlic and stir for 30 seconds until you can smell it.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients, stir well and simmer, covered on low heat for 20 minutes.

Meatballs:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Add all the ingredients to a bowl and mix until just combined.
  3. Roll the chicken mixture into 12 even meatballs and put them into a cast iron skillet.
  4. Spray a quick 1 second burst of olive oil spray onto the meatballs and cook for 20 minutes.
  5. Serve the meatballs with the sauce in your desired recipes.
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Meatballs in Marinara Sauce
Amount Per Serving (3 meatballs and 1/4 sauce recipe)
Calories 268 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 2.8g14%
Cholesterol 129mg43%
Sodium 1042mg43%
Carbohydrates 13.2g4%
Fiber 4.2g17%
Sugar 7.5g8%
Protein 37.7g75%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.