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Chicken Meatballs with Easy Tomato Sauce
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Chicken Meatballs with Easy Tomato Sauce

Ready in 30 minutes, these Chicken Meatballs with Easy Tomato Sauce are a healthy meal the whole family will love!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 4
Calories: 638kcal


  • 8 ounces whole wheat pasta any shape

For the meatballs:

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup panko crumbs
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup grated mozzarella cheese
  • 1 large clove garlic minced
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

For the tomato sauce:

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 14.5 ounce can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Once boiling, add the pasta and cook until al dente. Drain.
  • Meanwhile, place all meatball ingredients in a large bowl. Use a fork or your hands to mix until well combined. Form into 1-inch round balls and place on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet. (I use a small cookie scoop to make it quick and easy to form the meatballs.)
  • Bake for 14-15 minutes, or until cooked through. The internal temperature should read at least 165 on an instant read thermometer.
  • While the meatballs are cooking, make the tomato sauce. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or dutch oven. Add the onion and cook for 3 minutes, until softened. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds, stirring. Add the crushed and diced tomatoes, oregano, Italian seasoning, and basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook sauce at a low simmer while the meatballs cook, stirring occasionally.
  • Serve the meatballs and sauce over the pasta.


Serving: 1/4 recipe | Calories: 638kcal | Carbohydrates: 75g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 158mg | Sodium: 966mg | Potassium: 1692mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 882IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 434mg | Iron: 8mg
Nutrition information is only an estimate.
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