Chicken Meatball Appetizers

Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 40 min
Serves: 48

These Italian-spiced meatballs are perfect served with marinara sauce at a cocktail party, or added to tomato sauce for spaghetti and meatballs.


1 lb (0.5 kg) ground chicken
2 egg(s), large, beaten
1 cup (250 mL) seasoned breadcrumbs
2 tbsp (30 mL) Romano cheese, grated
2 tbsp (30 mL) parsley, fresh, minced
1 tbsp (15 mL) basil, fresh, minced
1 tsp (5 mL) basil, fresh, minced
2 tsp (10 mL) oregano, dried
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) pepper
1/2 lb (0.3 kg) Provolone cheese, cut into 48 small cubes
2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil


1 Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).
2 In bowl, combine ground chicken, eggs,1/2 cup (125 mL) of bread crumbs, romano cheese, parsley, basil, oregano, garlic and pepper.
3 Form 48 meatballs from this mixture.
4 Insert one of the small cubes of Provolone cheese into each meatball and then reshape ground chicken to cover cheese.
5 Grease baking sheet with the 2 Tbsp of oil.
6 Place remaining bread crumbs in bowl. Coat each meatball with bread crumbs and place on baking sheet.
7 Bake in oven until the meatballs are fully cooked, about 40 minutes. Meatballs should reach an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C). Remove from tray and serve with your favourite tomato sauce.