Chicken Marsala Meatballs (plus Tutorial!)

October10

Chicken Marsala Meatballs - Mama's High Strung

Here’s a lovely little appetizer that you’re going to want to bookmark: Chicken Marsala Meatballs.

These tasty little bites are made with deliciously nutty Parmesan cheese and ground chicken, so they stay moist. Marsala wine is a fortified wine from Sicily that gives food, especially sauces, a light sweetness with hints of tamarind and vanilla, and overall deepens the flavor of the dish.

I made Chicken Marsala Meatballs as an appetizer, but you can serve them with the rich wine sauce as a main course over rice or pasta.

Here’s the tutorial… the printable recipe follows!

 

Chicken Marsala Meatballs

1. Gather your ingredients: 1 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese, divided; ¼ cup finely chopped parsley; 1 pound ground chicken (I used thigh meat); ½ cup breadcrumbs; 2 cloves finely chopped garlic; 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning; 1 teaspoon salt; ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper; 1 egg; 1 tablespoon butter; 2 tablespoons olive oil; ¼ cup chicken broth; ¼ cup Marsala wine.

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2. Finely grate the Parmesan cheese. Place ½ cup on a plate; set aside remaining ¼ cup. 

Chicken Marsala Meatballs - Mama's High Strung

 

3. Finely chop the parsley; set aside.

 

Chicken Marsala Meatballs

 

4. Place the ground chicken, breadcrumbs, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, black pepper and egg in a large mixing bowl. Blend with your hands or a spoon until well incorporated.

Chicken Marsala Meatballs

 

5. Form into 1-inch balls.

 

 Chicken Marsala Meatballs - Mama's High Strung

 

6. Roll each chicken meatball in the Parmesan cheese on the plate; set aside.

 

Chicken Marsala Meatballs

 

7. Heat butter and oil in a large skillet on medium heat for 1 to 2 minutes. Add meatballs and cook 3 to 4 minutes, stirring often until lightly browned on all sides.

Chicken Marsala Meatballs

 

8. Add chicken broth and Marsala wine. Cover and cook for 8 to 10 minutes or until cooked through. 

Chicken Marsala Meatballs

 

9. Remove from pan and top with remaining cheese and parsley. Serve immediately.

 

Chicken Marsala Meatballs

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13 thoughts on “Chicken Marsala Meatballs (plus Tutorial!)

  1. Stacy Decon

    After stopping here I am feeling excited. From last couple of days I was looking for chicken marsala recipes for appetizers. Now I have got my chicken marsala recipe which I can use as appetizer. May be I am wrong but this can be best for party appetizers. After trying this I will share it on my blog if your blog admin allows me. Thanks again for this delicious appetizer.

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    1. Christina Post author

      Thanks so much… I got those as a gift and thought… hmm, what can I use them for? Perfect! Love your link up and your blog… especially that Carrot Bread. Serious yum.

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    1. Christina Post author

      I know, right? I have eaten them as appetizers, put them in a sandwich, served them as a main dish and had them cold out of the container for breakfast. Shameless, I know.

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I’m Christina Chavez

I was a TV journalist for many years, but with a house full of kids I decided to come off the road, go to culinary school and follow my passion for cooking. Mama’s High Strung is all about food… everything from creative recipe ideas to some really cool kitchen gadgets and cooking tips. I live in Chicago, but I love to travel and write about my food discoveries! You can reach me by email: mama@mamashighstrung.com.