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Chicken and Vegetable Parma Balls
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3.8 from 5 votes

Chicken and Vegetable Parma Balls

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Dinner
Servings: 8
Author: Lauren

Ingredients

  • 1 kg of chicken mince
  • 1 large zucchini finely grated
  • 2 carrots finely grated
  • 1 small sweet potato approx 100g finely grated
  • 50 g of finely grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons of mixed italian herbs
  • 2 tablespoons of onion flakes
  • 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 x 400g tins of crushed tomatoes
  • 140 g of tomato paste
  • 200 g of water
  • 1 tablespoon of mixed italian herbs
  • 1 tablespoon of onion flakes
  • 1/2 cup of mozzarella

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 180 degrees and lightly grease a large baking dish.
  • In a large bowl, combine the chicken mince, grated zucchini/sweet potato and carrot, parmesan cheese, crushed garlic cloves, 2 tablespoons of mixed italian herbs, 2 tablespoons of onion flakes, 1/2 cup of breadcrumbs and add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste.
  • Use a dessertspoon to scoop up the mixture and roll into 24 even sized balls and place into your greased baking dish.
  • Pop the baking dish into your preheated oven and cook for 10 minutes.
  • While the Chicken and Vegetable Parma Balls are cooking, combine the crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, water, 1 tablespoon of mixed italian herbs and 1 tablespoon of onion flakes into a medium saucepan and cook over a medium /low heat until the sauce begins to simmer.
  • Remove the Chicken and Vegetable Parma Balls from the oven and carefully pour the tomato sauce over the top.
  • Sprinkle the mozzarella cheese over the top of the sauce and put the Chicken and Vegetable Parma Balls back into the oven to cook for a further 25 minutes or until the cheese is golden and the chicken has cooked through.