Baked Italian Chicken Meatball Poppers

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These incredibly scrumptious and flavorful baked Italian Chicken Meatball Poppers prove that game day appetizers don’t have to be filled with high calories and fat. 

Park these bad boys on the table and the guys and girls will gobble them up!!  

bowl of baked italian chicken meatball poppers


Chicken Meatball Poppers

Lean chicken breast is given a kick of flavor with a fresh onion, garlic, herbs, cheese and tomato sauce.  This recipe is so easy and so good you will whip these up anytime.

Chicken meatballs are perfect to serve with pasta, vegetables, or even to make meatball subs.  Ready in just 30 minutes.  My family loves them and I am sure you will too!

Dinner’s Ready!


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bowl of baked italian chicken meatball poppers

Baked Italian Chicken Meatball Poppers

Donna Elick
These scrumptious Italian Chicken Meatball Poppers prove that game day appetizers don't have to be full of fat and calories!
5 stars from 1 review
Tried this recipe?Please comment and review!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Italian
Method Oven
Servings 90 meatballs (1 tbsp each)


  • 2 pounds ground chicken breast
  • 1 1/2 cups Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 6 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1/2 small onion, grated
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning
  • 4 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
  • 4 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 4 egg whites


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
    Prepare 2 baking sheets by lining with parchment paper.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients. Mix well, but do not over mix or you will have tough meatballs.
  • Using a 1 tablespoon scoop, portion out meat and place on baking sheet. After all meatballs have been scooped onto tray, roll into balls.
    TIP: If you lightly wet your hands the meatballs will form better and crack less.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned and cooked through.
  • Remove meatballs from oven and transfer to serving platter to serve immediately, or add to sauce of choice.

Donna’s Notes

Nutrition shown is per meatball, as serving size may vary.


Serving: 1meatball | Calories: 28cal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 84mg | Sugar: 1g | Fiber: 1g | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 1mg

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe’s nutritional value will vary depending on the ingredients used, measuring methods, and portion sizes.

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Originally published January 2013

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  1. Hi Donna & Chad, I have nominated you for the Inspiring Blogger Award because I think you deserve a little something for making your blog so delicious! To share this little bit of blogging kindness: 1. Display the award image on your blog. 2. Link back to the person who nominated you. 3. State 7 things about yourself. 4. Nominate 15 other bloggers and link to their sites. 5. Notify the bloggers that they have been nominated and link to the post. Thank you for inspiring me!

  2. If I made these I bet people would come, they would most certainly come! You are the meatball queen – hands down!

  3. Oh my gosh, all of these recipes sound incredible! You're right–a perfect, healthier alternative for game day food. And ready in 30 minutes? Heck ya, I'm in!

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