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

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

Equipment

  • Stove-top or Thermomix
  • Oven

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

Conventional Method

  • 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. 

Thermomix Method

  • 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

Calories: 314kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 108mg | Sodium: 399mg | Potassium: 796mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 440IU | Vitamin C: 11.4mg | Calcium: 163mg | Iron: 3.9mg