Sunday, June 22, 2014


1 1/4 pounds ground chicken

1/2 cup breadcrumbs

2 tablespoons chopped onion

1 tablespoon chopped parsley

1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
salt to taste
pepper to taste

1 clove garlic, minced

1 egg, whisked

zest of half a lemon

3 tablespoons avocado oil
Marinara pasta sauce
3-4 slices mozzarella

  • Preheat oven to 400°F, setting rack to upper third part of oven.
  • In a large bowl, using your hands, gently mix together first 10 ingredients. 
  • Shape into golf-ball size balls and place a few inches from each other on a foil-lined baking sheet. 
  • In a small bowl, mix one spoonful of your pizza sauce with olive oil. 
  • Brush this mixture on top of each meatball. 
  • Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove meatballs from oven, spoon some sauce on top of each meatball, and cover each with a slice of cheese. 
  • Broil another 3 to 5 minutes until cheese is bubbly and golden.  
  • Heat remaining sauce in a small saucepan. 
  • Serve meatballs with pasta and a dollop of sauce.

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