Chicken Parm Meatballs #Recipe (With Easy Gluten-free Option)

Chicken Parm Meatballs Recipe From Val's Kitchen (With Easy Gluten-free Option)

Meatballs. They can be eaten wiht so many things, on sandwiches, with pasta, over rice. Most of the time we have beef meatballs. I had some ground chicken that I had to use recently and decided to take a crack at making some Chicken Parm Meatballs. All of the ingredients used are gluten-free naturally except for the bread crumbs, which means that the recipe can easily be made gluten-free just by using some gluten-free bread crumbs. For many folks one of the things that is appealing about using chicken is that it’s leaner than beef. It should be noted that this will also mean that the texture of the meatballs won’t be as “moist”, and that they won’t absorb and hold flavor in the same way that beef meatballs do. Here’s how I make them.

Chicken Parm Meatballs

Equipment Needed

  • electric pressure cooker
  • large mixing bowl
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons

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  • 3x 24 oz jars chunky pasta sauce (I used a chunky Tomato Onion Garlic)
  • 2 lbs ground chicken breast
  • 1.25 cups seasoned bread crumbs (I used gluten-free)
  • 3/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1 extra large egg
  • 2 tbsp garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp Italian seasoning

Chicken Parm Meatballs Recipe From Val's Kitchen (With Easy Gluten-free Option)


Place the chicken into a large mixing bowl.

Add the bread crumbs, seasonings, shredded cheese and egg to the bowl.

Combine the mixture in the bowl very thoroughly.

Place 1 of the jars of sauce into the bottom of the pressure cooker’s pot.

Place the uncooked chicken meatballs into the sauce.

Place the remaining 2 jars of sauce over the uncooked meatballs.

Cover and seal the pressure cooker and set to cook for 7 minutes.

Switch the pressure cooker to steam and cook for another 7 minutes.

Serve with your favorite pasta or in sandwich rolls.

Chicken Parm Meatballs Recipe From Val's Kitchen (With Easy Gluten-free Option)

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I’m a Jersey girl, I was born and raised here and have lived here for almost my entire life. I’m a mom of 2 boys – TJ, a 21 year old, and CJ, an 18 year old with Down Syndrome. I am the oldest of four children. I am also a social media enthusiast, cat person, and Down syndrome advocate. I love coffee and milkshakes. My favorite dessert is cheesecake. I love rock music, tech, travel and food. And cheesecake. I HATE the misuse of the word retarded. I take it personally and find it very offensive. Did I mention that I love cheesecake?

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  1. Ok… I REALLY need to get a darn pressure cooker. I have a crockpot and am home most of the day working, but I still don’t use it like I should! These meatballs look FANTASTIC. I’m definitely adding the recipe to my recipe box.

  2. Love chicken meatballs. We have a similar recipe but we call them “Chicken Balls”. Oh, you should’ve seen my mother in law’s face when she asked what they were and the kids replied “Chicken balls”. LOL!

  3. I love chicken meatballs! They are lighter than the beefy ones! The Parmesan adds so much flavor too! I have to try this recipe for sure!

  4. I have to limit my beef because it causes more pain to my already aching back. To be able to have meatballs again would be amazing and I can eat all the chicken I want so it’s the perfect recipe.

  5. Oh yummmm! Spaghetti is my fave meal, and chicken parm meatballs sound like the perfect companion! I will definitely try this out.

  6. Next week will be very busy for us so I will make a gazillion meatballs to store in the freezer. I think your recipe for chicken meatballs look really easy to follow. I don’t think my family will mind if we have meatball dinners next week. 🙂

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