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Chicken Parmesan Meatballs for Two | Tara Rochford Nutrition #chickenrecipe #healthydinner

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs for Two

  • Author: Tara Deal Rochford
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


A dinner for two that is delicious and reminiscent of the meal my family enjoys on Christmas day. Chicken Parmesan Meatballs for Two is perfect for a small holiday gathering.



½ lb ground chicken

2 TB ground oats

¼ cup grated parmesan 

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon black pepper

½ teaspoon dried basil

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon Italian seasoning

¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional

1012 small mozzarella balls

½ jar of your favorite marinara sauce (for low FODMAP use FODY Foods Marinara or Rao’s Sensitive Marinara Sauce)


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 

In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground chicken, oats, parmesan, salt, pepper, basil, oregano, Italian seasoning and red pepper flakes. Mix until just combined.

Line a baking sheet with foil, parchment paper or a silicone baking mat and spritz with cooking spray. Form the ground chicken mixture into about 10-12 small meatballs and place on the baking sheet. 

Place one mozzarella ball into the center of one meatball and reform the meatball around the mozzarella.

Bake the meatballs for about 15 minutes. 

Pour the sauce into a medium saucepan to warm, then place the baked meatballs in the saucepan with the sauce. Cover with a lid and allow to simmer for about 30 minutes.

Serve with bean pasta, whole grain pasta, zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash and top with fresh basil.


Make sure to wet your fingers prior to rolling the meatballs to prevent the mixture from sticking to your hands.

For low FODMAP – serve with a gluten free pasta or spaghetti squash and use a low FODMAP sauce.

This recipe has not been tested for FODMAP content, but all ingredients are used in low FODMAP amounts.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: stove top
  • Cuisine: italian


  • Serving Size: 1/2 recipe
  • Calories: 324.5
  • Sugar: 10.2 g
  • Sodium: 1401 mg
  • Fat: 10.8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 23.2 g
  • Fiber: 4.4 g
  • Protein: 35.4 g

Keywords: meatballs, dinner for two, chicken parmesan, gluten free meatballs, low fodmap