Chicken Parm Meatballs

Ramadan Mubarak everyone. Love this time of year. Always feel so cleansed and close with family. Love the routine. Also being married I love the little tradition me and my husband are building. Growing up with a big family, Ramadan shopping was so much. Lots and lots of food is an understatement and now being a family of just two I laugh a little at our groceries. Microscopic in comparison. Still it gets me excited and I am so thankful to go through another one.

I wanted to share a recipe that’s strays away from the normal Bengali iftaars. I love them but sometimes I need a change. For those days I’m hoping this recipe can help. 

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Ingredients:
1lb ground chicken
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 cup parmesan
1 small onion diced
2 cloves garlic minced
1 egg
Handful of basil chopped
Salt and pepper to taste
Jar of Marinara sauce
Shredded mozzarella
Basil to garnish

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Preheat oven to broil.

Combine the onion, garlic, parmesan, breadcrumbs, egg, basil in a bowl and add salt and peppper. Combine in ground chicken. Roll into even size balls. You can either bake them at 425 degrees for 15  or cook them on a skillet.

Heat a skillet over medium with a tablespoon of oil. Place in meatballs.

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Don’t put the heat up too much because it will just cook the outside and leave the inside raw.

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Cook them till all sides have a nice golden brown.

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Once done transfer to a bowl and discard the oil. Add in marinara sauce and lower heat to simmer. Its gets bubbly and messy!

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Now place the meatballs back into the skillet.

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Toss them lightly till their all covered in the sauce.

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Cover with desired amount of shredded mozzarella. I used about 1 cup.

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Now place the skillet under broiler for 3-5 minutes. Till the cheese gets a nice brown. Garnish with a little fresh basil.

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All done! Serve with pasta, in a hero or eat alone. Yummm 🍝

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Hoping everyone has a wonderful month ahead. Hope to share some more recipes, any suggestions let me know ☺

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