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Chicken parmesan meatballs: A hearty, tasty dish the light way.



If you find comfort in meatballs, but don’t like the fat and calories that come with some recipes, this one made with chicken is for you.


It’s easy to make, delicious and something the whole family will love.

WHAT’S IN IT


1 lb. 93% ground chicken


1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese


1/4 tsp pepper


1/2 tsp garlic salt

1/2 tsp Italian seasoning


1/4 tsp onion powder


3/4 cup reduced fat mozzarella cheese, divided


1 1/2 cups Italian diced tomatoes, divided

HOW TO MAKE THEM


Preheat oven to 350 degrees; lightly spray a 9x13-inch glass dish with cooking spray.


Blend diced tomatoes in blender or small chopper to resemble tomato sauce or until desired consistency.


Combine ground chicken, parmesan cheese, spices and half of the mozzarella.

Measure 3 tbsp of tomato sauce and add to chicken mixture until completely combined.


Form into meatballs.


Since this recipe makes three servings, I make 21 meatballs.

Place meatballs in prepared glass dish and bake for 25 minutes.


Spread tomato sauce over meatballs and sprinkle with the leftover mozzarella cheese, then broil until cheese is melted.


Enjoy!





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