Disclosure: This post is sponsored by BabbleBoxx
When it comes to Game Day eats, you can’t do better than these Chicken Parm Meatballs!
When it comes to watching the Big Game, I have my priorities in order: first, snacks. Then figure out what’s going on with the football.
I’m always on the hunt for new Game Day recipes to add to our viewing party menu! So I was super excited when BabbleBox sent me a box full of great products to incorporate into our snacking plans for the Big Game.
BabbleBox is also giving my readers a chance to have the best Big Game Day experience with a fun GIVEAWAY! Keep reading to find out how to enter to win a box that’ll make your football watching party easier and more delicious than ever.
When sharing food with people is your life, you’re always on the lookout for the best ingredients to use in new recipes! BabbleBox helped me connect with some amazing products I’d never tried before–and helped inspire me to incorporate them into these tasty Chicken Parmesan Meatballs.
Made with New RAGÚ Simply Roasted Garlic Sauce, Dorot Gardens Garlic and Homestyle Parmesan Grated Cheese, these chicken meatballs were super easy and extra tasty.
I can’t wait to serve them on Game Day with a big bowl of my favorite Late July Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips and salsa!
Getting packages of goodies in the mail is always fun but opening this BabbleBox was like Christmas. I couldn’t wait to taste everything and get cooking.
I love Late July snacks so you can imagine how pumped I was to see these Late July Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips in my box. The sea salt and lime flavor is just perfect paired with Late July Thick & Chunky Medium Salsa.
No party is complete without a bowl of chips and salsa! Along with incredible natural flavor, these Late July organic snacks happen to be Non-GMO, gluten free, vegan AND Kosher. How’s that for accommodating any of your guests dietary restrictions?
While I happily noshed away on Late July Tortilla Chips and Salsa, I combed through the rest of my box. I’d been thinking of making meatballs to serve during the Big Game this year so when I saw this RAGU New SimplyTM Roasted Garlic Sauce, I figured it was a sign.
I can be picky about my jarred sauces, so I opened the sauce to test taste it first. This new RAGU sauce is the perfect balance of flavor and simplicity. The rich roasted garlic flavor would make this a great compliment to so many football party recipes and I love that there’s no added sugar!
Lucky for me my box also included 4C Homestyle Parmesan Cheese and Seasoned Breadcrumbs! How was I NOT going to make meatballs at this point?
This jar of shredded cheese is NOT like those shaker cans of parm you grew up with. 4C Homestyle Parmesan contains no fillers, additives or cellulose–just 100% Cheese. I loved the nutty taste, especially paired with the herbed breadcrumbs.
Dorot Gardens Garlic made flavoring my meatballs easy. When it comes to garlic, fresh is best, but sometimes you can’t beat the convenience of jarred or granulated garlic. This garlic was the best of both worlds. Dorot Gardens flash freezes fresh garlic right after harvesting and seal it in individual portions.
These nifty popout trays let you open just as much garlic as you need for a recipe without waste! The garlicky flavor in the Chicken Parm Meatballs was just as good as if I’d peeled, chopped and crushed a head of garlic but without the fuss. That’s a kitchen hack I can get behind.
Speaking of convenience, my box also contained two jars of an onion sauce: Big Lou’s Spicy Onion Sauce and Big Lou’s Sweet Onion Sauce. These sauces can be incorporated into tons of recipes to add onion flavor without the hassle (or tears) that come with peeling and chopping onions.
I didn’t use it in the Chicken Parm Meatballs but I think next time we have burger night, I’ll try replacing the sauteed onions on top with a helping on these sauces.
Onto the Chicken Parm Meatballs!
Chicken Parm Meatballs
This baked chicken meatball recipe is so easy to prepare and will make a tasty addition to your game day spread! Served on their own speared with toothpicks as a finger food or piled on to buns for a sandwich, everyone loves these meatballs.
To make Chicken Parmesan Meatballs, you need . . .
- Ground chicken
- 1 egg
- RAGU New Simply Roasted Garlic Sauce
- 4C Seasoned Breadcrumbs
- 4C Shredded Parmesan
- Dorot Gardens Garlic
- Olive oil
- Oregano, onion powder, parsley and salt
In a large bowl, beat the egg lightly. Add ground chicken, breadcrumbs, cheese, garlic, oregano, onion powder, salt, parsley, half of the olive oil and half of the Ragu sauce to the bowl.
Gently mix until just combined. Do not over mix or meatballs will be tough.
Scoop out approximately 2-3 tablespoons of the mixture and shape by hand into a ball, then place onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining chicken mixture. Leave an inch of space between each meatball.
Whisk together the remaining sauce and olive oil.
Use a basting brush to brush the olive oil and sauce mixture over each meatball. You want each meatball lightly covered but not saturated in the roasted garlic sauce.
Bake the meatballs in an oven preheated to 400 F for 18 -22 minutes until cooked through and firm. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.
I served these with the remaining RAGU garlic sauce on the side for dipping. Everyone who tasted them kept coming back for more!
I cannot wait to make these again for the Big Game. We’re definitely going to need more of those salt and lime Late July Tortilla Chips and Chunky Salsa, too.
Game Day Eats Giveaway
BabbleBox is picking 5 Grand Prize Winners to receive 3 different jars of RAGU sauces. Along with the Roasted Garlic Sauce I used in this chicken meatball recipe, you’ll get their Butter Parmesan Sauce and Creamy Alfredo Sauce, along with a handy pot holder, apron and 2 RAGU t-shirts.
How to Enter: All you have to do to enter the giveaway is leave a comment telling me about your favorite dish to make for Game Day! Use the Rafflecopter widget below to leave your comment and enter the sweepstakes.
The sweepstakes is open from now until January 28, 2020 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
BabbleBoxx will randomly select winners from all program entries and will be responsible for fulfillment of prizes to the winner.
Chicken Parmesan Meatballs Recipe
With lots of garlic and herb flavor, these easy baked chicken meatballs are a surefire hit for your football game day party.
Chicken Parm Meatballs
- 1 pound ground chicken do not use extra lean
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 cup 4C Seasoned Bread Crumbs
- 1/2 cup 4C HomeStyle Parmesan Grated Cheese
- 2 cubes Dorot Gardens Crushed Garlic thawed
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 2 tsp dried parsley
- 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
- 4 tbsp Ragu Roasted Garlic Pasta sauce, divided
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Prepare a baking sheet by placing a silicone mat on it, or a baking pan by lightly spraying with non-stick cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, beat the egg lightly. Add ground chicken, breadcrumbs, cheese, garlic, oregano, onion powder, salt, parsley, half of the olive oil and half of the Ragu sauce to the bowl. Gently mix until just combined. Do not over mix or meatballs will be tough.
- Scoop out approximately 2-3 tablespoons of the mixture and shape by hand into a ball, then place onto the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining chicken mixture. Leave 1" space between each meatball.
- Combine remaining olive oil and Ragu sauce, and mix well to combine. Brush mixture over the top of each meatball.
- Place in oven and bake for approximately 18-22 minutes. Remove and serve with a side of Ragu Pasta Sauce for dipping.