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Chicken-Parmesan Meatballs
Chicken-Parmesan Meatballs

Chicken-Parmesan Meatballs

40 Min(s)
40 Min(s) Prep
Change up your meatball routine with these Chicken-Parmesan Meatballs. Packed with flavor, our Chicken-Parmesan Meatballs pair perfectly with spaghetti.
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4 servings
Original recipe yields 4 servings
1 slice white bread, torn into small pieces
2 Tbsp. milk
1 lb. ground chicken
1/4 cup KRAFT Shredded Parmesan Cheese
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 egg, beaten
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley, divided
2 oz. (1/4 of 8-oz. pkg.) KRAFT Mozzarella Cheese
1/2 lb. spaghetti, uncooked, broken in half
1 jar (24 oz.) CLASSICO Tomato and Basil Pasta Sauce
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Let's Make It
1
Heat oven to 400ºF.
2
Place bread in small bowl; drizzle with milk. Let stand 2 min. Mix with chicken, Parmesan, garlic, egg and 1/4 cup parsley in separate bowl just until blended. Shape into 12 meatballs.
3
Cut mozzarella into 12 small pieces. Insert 1 piece into center of each meatball, pressing chicken mixture around mozzarella to completely enclose mozzarella.
4
Place meatballs on large rimmed baking sheet sprayed with cooking spray.
5
Bake 20 to 22 min. or until done (165ºF). Meanwhile, cook spaghetti as directed on package, omitting salt. About 5 min. before spaghetti is done, heat pasta sauce in large saucepan as directed on label.
6
Drain spaghetti; place on platter. Stir meatballs into sauce; spoon over spaghetti. Sprinkle with remaining parsley.
Kitchen Tips
Tip 1
Substitute
Prepare using lean ground turkey.
Tip 2
How to Check Meat and Poultry Doneness
The easiest way to ensure that cooked meat or poultry is done is to check the internal temperature. Using an accurate food thermometer will take away the guesswork. Simply insert the thermometer into the thickest part of the meat or poultry, avoiding any bones if present. For whole poultry, insert the thermometer into the thickest part of one of the thighs, again taking care to avoid any bones.
Tip 3
Special Extra
For easy cleanup, line baking pan with foil using this easy method.  Turn pan upside down and fit a piece of foil over top of pan, smoothing corners as needed.  Remove foil.  When you turn the pan over, the foil fits perfectly inside the pan.
Nutrition
Calories
560
Calories From Fat
0
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g
24%
Saturated Fat 6g
30%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 150mg
50%
Sodium 920mg
40%
Total Carbohydrates 62g
23%
Dietary Fibers 5g
18%
Sugars 11g
22%
Protein 38g
76%
Vitamin A
30%
Vitamin C
30%
Calcium
35%
Iron
30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
servings
4 servings
* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.
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