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!

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

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!!).

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

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!

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

These Oven Baked Chicken Parma Balls can be served on their own, with a big plate of veggies, with a bowl of pasta, or even with a side of potatoes. YUM!

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

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!!
Course Dinner, Main
Cuisine family meal, Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4
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

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius (fan-forced).

  2. Add all meatball ingredients to a bowl and mix until well combined. 

  3. Roll into 1 tablespoon-sized balls and place into a baking/casserole dish. Cook in the oven for 35 minutes. 

  4. Meanwhile, to make the tomato sauce, place the chopped onion, garlic and olive oil into a frying pan and sauté for 2 minutes.

  5. Add all other sauce ingredients and simmer on low heat. Add more water if needed.

  6. When the meatballs have cooked for 20 minutes (and have 15 minutes remaining), pour the tomato sauce over the top and grate over the cheese. Bake for the final 15 minutes. Serve. 

Recipe Notes

If you can't get panko breadcrumbs, you can use traditional breadcrumbs. 

 

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!!
Course Dinner, Main
Cuisine family meal, Italian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 4
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

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees celsius (fan-forced).

  2. 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. 

  3. Roll into 1 tablespoon-sized balls and place into a baking/casserole dish. Cook in the oven for 35 minutes. 

  4. Meanwhile, to make the tomato sauce, place the onion and garlic into a clean Thermomix bowl. Chop on Speed 6, 10 seconds. Scrape down the sides and repeat if needed. 

  5. 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. 

  6. When the meatballs have cooked for 25 minutes (and have 15 minutes remaining), pour the tomato sauce over the top and grate over the cheese. Bake for the final 10 minutes. Serve. 

Recipe Notes

If you can't get panko breadcrumbs, you can use traditional breadcrumbs. 

These Oven Baked Chicken Parma Meatballs 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!!

4 thoughts on “Oven Baked Chicken Parma Balls”

  1. Pauline says:

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

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Pauline, I dont see why not! They might call apart a bit, but I bet they’d be delicious!

  2. Maria says:

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

    1. Lucy Mathieson says:

      Hi Maria, you could make your own breadcrumbs using gluten-free bread. xx

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