Oven Baked Chicken Parma Balls

These Oven Baked Chicken Parma Balls with an Italian tomato sauce and melted cheese are a family favourite! Kid-friendly, easy and delicious!!

 

These Oven Baked Chicken Parma Balls with an Italian tomato sauce and melted cheese are a family favourite! Kid-friendly, easy and delicious!!

 

These Oven Baked Chicken Parma Balls are on high rotation in our house. Will loves them, I love them and Dave loves them. It’s definitely a winner winner, chicken dinner!

 

A baking dish with cheesy tomato and chicken meatballs.

 

They’re super simple to whip up and once they’re in the oven you can totally forget about them (but ohhhh the smell will remind you… it’s SO delicious!!).

 

A plate of chicken, cheese and tomato meatballs.

 

Cheesy Chicken Parma Balls

The thing that makes these Oven Baked Chicken Parma Balls so good has got to be the cheese on top. Cheese makes everything so much better. I like to use a combination of mozzarella, parmesan and cheddar. The mozzarella gets that yummy stretchy cheese thing going, while the parmesan and cheddar add to the flavour. Of course, you can use any cheese you like!

 

A family dinner baking dish of chicken and tomato meatballs.

 

What to serve with Chicken Parma Balls

These Oven Baked Chicken Parma Balls can be served:

  • on their own
  • with a big plate of veggies
  • with a bowl of pasta
  • a bowl of rice
  • or even with a side of potatoes

YUM!!!

 

A half eaten chicken meatball that's been oven baked in a tomato sauce.

 

And if you can’t possibly eat all of them at once (which you totally will because they’re AWESOME), you can freeze them in an airtight container for up to 1 month (I like to freeze mini airtight sealable bags with 2 little meatballs for a quick and easy lunch for Will).

Anyway, I hope your family loves these yummy meatballs as much as we do!!

For more great dinner ideas, check out my main meal collection here. 

These Oven Baked Chicken Parma Meatballs with an Italian tomato sauce and melted cheese are a family favourite! Kid-friendly, easy and delicious!!

Oven Baked Chicken Parma Balls - Conventional Method

These Oven Baked Chicken Parma Meatballs with an Italian tomato sauce and melted cheese are a family favourite! Kid-friendly, easy and delicious!!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dinner, Main
Cuisine: family meal, Italian
Keyword: chicken parma balls
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6 serves
Calories: 314kcal
Author: Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

For the meatballs:

  • 500 g chicken mince
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbs chopped Italian herbs (parsley, oregano etc), fresh or dried
  • 120 g panko breadcrumbs (see note)
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper, to season

For the tomato sauce:

  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 400 g tomatoes, fresh or tinned
  • 2 tbs tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbs chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp raw sugar
  • salt and pepper, to season
  • 1/2 cup grated cheese (parmesan, mozzarella, cheddar etc)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius (fan-forced).
  • Add all meatball ingredients to a bowl and mix until well combined. 
  • Roll into 1 tablespoon-sized balls and place into a baking/casserole dish. Cook in the oven for 20 minutes. 
  • While the meatballs are cooking, make the tomato sauce by placing the chopped onion, garlic and olive oil into a frying pan and sautéing for 2 minutes.
  • Add all other sauce ingredients and simmer on low heat. Add more water if needed.
  • When the meatballs have cooked for 20 minutes, pour the tomato sauce over the top and grate over the cheese. Bake for the final 15 minutes. Serve. 

Notes

If you can't get panko breadcrumbs, you can use traditional breadcrumbs. 
Nutrition Facts
Oven Baked Chicken Parma Balls - Conventional Method
Amount Per Serving
Calories 314 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 399mg 17%
Potassium 796mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 7g
Protein 22g 44%
Vitamin A 8.8%
Vitamin C 13.8%
Calcium 16.3%
Iron 21.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

These Oven Baked Chicken Parma Meatballs with an Italian tomato sauce and melted cheese are a family favourite! Kid-friendly, easy and delicious!!

Oven Baked Chicken Parma Balls - Thermomix Method

These Oven Baked Chicken Parma Meatballs with an Italian tomato sauce and melted cheese are a family favourite! Kid-friendly, easy and delicious!!
4.41 from 5 votes
Print Pin Rate
Course: Dinner, Main
Cuisine: family meal, Italian
Keyword: chicken balls
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes
Servings: 6 serves
Calories: 314kcal
Author: Bake Play Smile

Ingredients

For the meatballs:

  • 1 brown onion, halved
  • 500 g chicken mince
  • 1 tbs chopped Italian herbs (parsley, oregano etc), fresh or dried
  • 120 g panko breadcrumbs (see note)
  • 1 egg
  • salt and pepper, to season

For the tomato sauce:

  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 400 g tomatoes, fresh or tinned
  • 2 tbs tomato paste
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbs chopped parsley
  • 1 tsp raw sugar
  • salt and pepper, to season

For the top layer:

  • 1/2 cup grated cheese (parmesan, mozzarella, cheddar etc)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius (fan-forced).
  • Place the onion into the Thermomix bowl and chop on Speed 6, 5 seconds. Scrape down the sides and repeat. Add all remaining meatball ingredients and mix on Speed 5, 15 seconds. Scrape down the sides of the bowl and mix for a further 10 seconds. 
  • Roll into 1 tablespoon-sized balls and place into a baking/casserole dish. Cook in the oven for 20 minutes. 
  • While the meatballs are cooking, make the tomato sauce by placing the onion and garlic into a clean Thermomix bowl. Chop on Speed 6, 10 seconds. Scrape down the sides and repeat if needed. 
  • Add the olive oil and saute for 2 minutes, 80 degrees, Speed 2. Add the remaining sauce ingredients and cook for 20 minutes, Varoma, Speed 1. 
  • When the meatballs have cooked for 20 minutes, pour the tomato sauce over the top and grate over the cheese. Bake for the final 15 minutes. Serve. 

Notes

If you can't get panko breadcrumbs, you can use traditional breadcrumbs. 
Nutrition Facts
Oven Baked Chicken Parma Balls - Thermomix Method
Amount Per Serving
Calories 314 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 108mg 36%
Sodium 399mg 17%
Potassium 796mg 23%
Total Carbohydrates 25g 8%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 7g
Protein 22g 44%
Vitamin A 8.8%
Vitamin C 13.8%
Calcium 16.3%
Iron 21.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

A scoop of oven baked chicken, tomato and cheese meatballs.

Tomato and chicken meatballs on a plate.

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Hi Lu cy….could I put the uncooked meatballs and the sauce in a slow. cooker????

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Hi
I was just wondering what you can substitute the breadcrumbs, to make it gluten free?

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I used gf bread crumbs or rice crumbs