I found this recipe on Pinterest. I’ve made some adjustments and we quite enjoyed them! Delicious served with a little red sauce, some garlic bread and a salad. These would also go well served with your favorite plate of pasta. They’re even great just by themselves – or as a perfect little appetizer.
1 ¼ Pounds ground chicken
2 Tablespoons chopped onion
1 Tablespoon chopped parsley
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon fennel seeds
1 egg, whisked
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
Zest of 1/2 lemon
Salt & Pepper to taste
1 jar of Pasta Sauce – I like Classico Tomato Basil
4 ounces grated mozzarella
Preheat oven to 400 degrees while setting the rack to the upper third part of oven.
In a large bowl, using your hands, gently mix together first 10 ingredients.
Shape into medium sized meatballs (a little smaller if serving as appetizers) and place separated a few inches from each other on a foil-lined baking sheet.
Brush some of the pasta sauce on top of each meatball.
Bake for 15 minutes. (a few minutes less if you’re going with a smaller sized meatball)
Remove the meatballs from oven.
Spoon some sauce on top of each meatball and sprinkle some of the mozzarella cheese on each.
Broil another 3 to 5 minutes until cheese is bubbly and golden.
Heat remaining sauce in a small saucepan.
Serve meatballs with a dollop of sauce and garnish with some fresh basil.