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Slow-Cooker Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Written by COA Nutrition Team On March 18, 2022

Turn classic chicken parm into meatballs with this easy load-and-go appetizer recipe with a cheesy surprise inside. Making meatballs for a party? Switch your crock pot to warm for serving all party long.

INGREDIENTS

For the sauce:

  • 1 (28 ounce) can no-salt-added crushed tomatoes
  • ½ medium onion, grated
  • ¼ cup chicken stock
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon dried basil
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

For the meatballs:

  • 1 pound ground chicken or turkey
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ cup fine dry whole-wheat breadcrumbs (see Tip)
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (for the
  • 30 pearl-size fresh mozzarella balls

DIRECTIONS

  1. To prepare sauce: Combine tomatoes, onion, wine, garlic, basil, oregano and salt in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker.
  2. To prepare meatballs: Combine ground chicken (or turkey), egg, Parmesan, breadcrumbs, basil, oregano, garlic powder and salt in a medium bowl. Pat 1 tablespoon of the seasoned meat into a disk and place a mozzarella ball in the center. Wrap the meat around the cheese and roll into a ball. Repeat with the remaining meat and cheese. Add the meatballs to the slow cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on High for 3 hours or on Low for 6 hours.

Tips of the Month MOBILE

Planning Ahead Tip of the Month

Yes, you should get an air fryer!

There are a lot of questions popping out when it comes to this latest kitchen craze. Is it worth buying an air fryer? Here are some reasons why we think so: • Easy to clean • Easy to use • Safe to use • Healthier meals • Doesn’t take up much space • Faster Than Oven Cooking An air fryer is an incredibly easy way to cook just about anything. You place the food in a fryer-style basket and hot air rapidly circulates all around the food, making the food crisp – much like deep-frying, but without the oil. You can cook anything you’d make in the oven. So, yes, DO IT!

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