Chicken Parm Bites Stuffed with Mozzarella

June 14, 2010

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
In This Recipe


  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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Reviews (11) Questions (0)

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!
Author Comment
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!
Author Comment
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!