Chicken Parmesan Poppers
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Serves: 16 poppers
  • 1 pound ground chicken breast
  • 1 small onion, grated
  • 1 large garlic clove, grated
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup whole-wheat italian seasoned breadcrumbs, divided
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella, cut into 16 small pieces
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ¼ cup grated pecorino romano or parmesan cheese
Quick Marinara
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ¼ small onion
  • 1 small garlic clove, grated
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 7 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon italian seasoning
  • Pinch of salt
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In a bowl combine chicken, grated onion, garlic, salt, ¼ cup breadcrumbs, salt and egg yolk. Do not over mix. Combine remaining breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese in a bowl.Roll into meatballs about a heaping tablespoon in size. Place a piece of cheese in the middle of the meat and close around it. Roll into a ball. Coat poppers in breadcrumb and cheese mixture.
  3. Place on a cookie cooling rack sprayed with non-stick cooking spray, set on top of a baking sheet. Spray poppers with olive oil spray. Pop into the oven and bake until golden brown and cooked though, about 25 minutes.
  4. While the poppers are baking, make the marinara. In a small sauce pan, heat olive oil over a medium heat. Add onion and garlic, cook until soft, about 2-3 minutes. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 8-10 minutes. If needed add more water to get to desired consistency.
  5. Serve poppers with marinara.
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