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Cheesy Chicken Meatballs

Enjoy these mouth-watering Cheesy Chicken Meatballs as an appetizer with a simple marinara sauce or as a main dish with pasta or a salad. They are also perfect for parties, game nights, or any other occasion where you want to impress your guests with a savory and satisfying snack. Sargon Farms Lean Ground Chicken is mixed with breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, herbs, and spices to create tender and juicy meatballs. Add a burst of flavour with a piece of gooey mozzarella cheese that oozes out when you take a bite. Serve alongside a simple marinara sauce. We guarantee everyone will be looking for seconds.


Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 20-25 minutes


Chef’s Tips:

  • Sargent Farms Lean Ground Chicken has a good balance of fat and meat, which will help ensure the meatballs are moist and flavourful.
  • To help bind the meatballs together, use fresh breadcrumbs made from good-quality bread. Stale breadcrumbs can make the meatballs dry and tough.
  • As the name suggests, Cheesy Chicken Meatballs rely on cheese for flavour. Use strong-flavoured cheese such as Parmesan or Asiago to give the meatballs a delicious taste.
  • Mix all ingredients thoroughly to ensure the meatballs are well-seasoned and the cheese evenly distributed.
  • Use a small cookie or ice cream scoop to portion the meat mixture. It will help ensure that the meatballs are even sized and cook evenly.
  • Overcooking can cause the meatballs to dry out.
  • To complement the cheesy flavor of the meatballs, serve them with a flavourful sauce such as tomato sauce or a creamy Alfredo sauce.


1 lb Sargent Farms Lean Ground Chicken

1/2 cup breadcrumbs

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1 egg

2 garlic cloves, minced     

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon dried basil

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon black pepper

4 oz/114g mozzarella cheese, cut into small cubes

1 cup marinara sauce

Fresh basil leaves, for garnish (optional)



  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C); line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  1. Combine ground chicken, breadcrumbs, grated Parmesan cheese, egg, minced garlic, dried oregano, dried basil, salt, and black pepper in a large mixing bowl. Mix well until the ingredients are evenly combined.
  1. Scoop out the mixture by the tablespoonful and form it into a ball. Press a cube of mozzarella cheese into the center, covering it with the chicken mixture.
  1. Arrange the meatballs onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them apart. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through with an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).
  1. Meanwhile, warm the marinara sauce in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  1. Serve the Cheesy Chicken Meatballs hot with the marinara sauce on the side, garnished with fresh basil leaves, if desired.
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