Make Ahead

Chicken Parm Bites Stuffed with Mozzarella

June 14, 2010
4 Ratings
  • Serves 16
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

What You'll Need
  • 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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11 Reviews

Aliciag March 30, 2013
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
Erin K. February 5, 2011
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!
Kerstin February 5, 2011
I hope you enjoy them!!
Threemealsaday December 4, 2010
Great concept.
HealthyChef7 August 10, 2010
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!
Kerstin August 10, 2010
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!
lastnightsdinner August 8, 2010
These make me smile - I'm a huge fan of playful preparations like this. It's like a delicious party in your mouth!
littleclove August 8, 2010
Yummy! What a great idea, thank you!
healthierkitchen August 8, 2010
What fun! These sound great.
dymnyno June 19, 2010
This sounds like a keeper! I would probably not use toothpicks , however....someone might swallow it it a rush to eat this treat!
lapadia June 15, 2010
Love your appetizer idea...thanks for sharing it!