Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Cut: Ground chicken
1 lb (450 g) ground chicken
½ cup (125 ml) breadcrumbs
¼ cup (60 ml) milk
1 egg, beaten
½ tsp (2.5 ml) salt
¼ cup (60 ml) fresh parsley, minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tsp (5 ml) onion powder
¼ cup (60 ml) grated Parmesan cheese
2 (650 ml) jars of prepared pasta sauce
Add breadcrumbs to a large bowl. Pour milk over top of breadcrumbs and allow the milk to soak in. Then add ground chicken, egg, salt, parsley, minced garlic, onion powder, and parmesan cheese and combine.
Shape chicken mixture into 12 golf ball sized meatballs or 24 smaller meatballs and place on a greased cookie sheet.
In a large pot, heat pasta sauce to a simmer. Gently slip raw meatballs into the sauce. Cover with a lid and simmer 30 minutes, or until meatballs are cooked through.
Cook pasta according to package instructions. Divide pasta onto plates, top with meatballs and sauce. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
Meatballs can be sautéed to a light golden brown just ahead of placing into the sauce to help maintain their shape and add more flavour.
Meatball recipe can easily be doubled. Freeze half for another day. Use your favourite prepared pasta sauce, or homemade sauce.