Chicken Parm Bites Stuffed with Mozzarella

By • June 14, 2010 11 Comments

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Author Notes: These cute little chicken parm appetizers are always a hit at parties! I use a ground chicken mixture to encase the little mozzarella balls and then coat the balls in panko so they are crispy on the outside like chicken parm. Then I serve the meatballs with a marinara dipping sauce - yum!Kerstin

Serves 16

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup chopped shallots
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 1/4 cups panko
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 16 small fresh mozzarella balls (bocconcini)
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite marinara sauce
  1. Preheat oven to 350?F. Heat olive oil over medium high heat in a small skillet and sauté shallots for 5 minutes or until soft. Add garlic and sauté one additional minute.
  2. Lightly mix together shallots, ground chicken, 1/4 cup panko, oregano, basil, and salt in a large bowl. Carefully encase each mozzarella ball evenly with ground chicken mixture and then roll each ball in remaining 1 cup panko until evenly coated. Place balls on a greased cookie sheet and bake for 20 minutes at 350?F or until chicken is cooked through. Place a toothpick in each ball and serve alongside the marinara sauce. Makes 8 servings.

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over 2 years ago Aliciag

Mine only made thirteen due to having to pack on the meat to get it to stays round the mozzerella ball I would suggest making two batches


over 4 years ago Erin K

I am excited to try these for a superbowl party that I am having. I thought it was going to be a frying recipe and when I saw that you bake them I was happily surprised. Now I don't have to be over the stove and I can enjoy the party and the commercials! Thanks!


over 4 years ago Kerstin

I hope you enjoy them!!


almost 5 years ago Threemealsaday

Great concept.


about 5 years ago HealthyChef7

Thank you for a great recipe! I made these tonight for dinner and served them over whole wheat pasta, what a fun take on spaghetti and meatballs!


about 5 years ago Kerstin

I'm so glad you enjoyed them! Thanks for taking the time to comment and let me know :) I need to try serving them over pasta too!


about 5 years ago lastnightsdinner

These make me smile - I'm a huge fan of playful preparations like this. It's like a delicious party in your mouth!


about 5 years ago littleclove

Yummy! What a great idea, thank you!


about 5 years ago healthierkitchen

What fun! These sound great.


about 5 years ago dymnyno

This sounds like a keeper! I would probably not use toothpicks , however....someone might swallow it it a rush to eat this treat!


about 5 years ago lapadia

Love your appetizer idea...thanks for sharing it!