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Chicken Parmesan Meatball Sliders | LemonyThyme.com | #GameDay

Relatively wordless Wednesday Post.  Soooo.

I walk a lot.  It’s my time to silently talk through things and exhale.  My time.  During walking my brain churns which often inspires new recipes.  These Chicken Parmesan Meatball Sliders were the walking brain child inspired by these…

Marinated Fresh Mozzarella Balls

Mini-Fresh Mozzarella Balls.

Don’t let this delicate photo of fresh mozzarella balls fool you.  They came in a giant tub from Costco and found their way into more than one recipe.  Yet at the end of the day aka Labor Day Weekend, the survivors deserved proper recognition.  I don’t know, that’s just the way I think.

I’m walkin’, yes indeed and I’m talkin’
About you and me, I’m hopin’
That you’ll come back to me, yeah-yeah
I’m lonely as I can be, I’m waitin’
For your company, I’m hopin’
That you’ll come back to me

We all have songs that stick in our heads.  This is my get your steps on anthem.

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Marinated mozzarella balls stuffed inside perfectly seasoned chicken meatballs, served parmesan slider style with mouthwatering marinara and freshly baked slider buns.

I’m talkin’ party changer, we’re walkin’ family-friendly, got man-caves on the rise…. girls-night come back to me, you’ll BE alright…game-day changer recipe tonight.

Whoomp. There it is.  So sorry about those lame references.

Kind of. But not really. Let’s just move on.

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These Chicken Parmesan Meatball Sliders are everything I’ve mentioned above and more.  Wait, is this a relatively wordless Wednesday post.  damn.  I’ve failed.  Thanks for hanging with me.

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Chicken Parmesan Meatball Sliders

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Servings 8


  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2-3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp. dried basil
  • 1 tsp. Mrs. Dash garlic & herb seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
  • 8 mini-fresh mozzarella balls about the diameter of a quarter
  • 2-3 Tbl. olive oil
  • 2 cups marinara sauce
  • 8 slider buns
  • 1/2 cup shaved parmesan cheese


For meatballs…

  • Combine egg, bread crumbs and next eight ingredients, through red pepper flakes. Add in ground chicken and gently mix by hand until just combined.
  • Form into eight 2-inch diameter meatballs. Press a mozzarella ball into the middle of each meatball and enclose.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Heat a skillet over medium heat and pan-brown meat balls on all sides.
  • Pour marinara into 2-quart casserole. Nestle browned meat balls in sauce. Bake for 25-30 minutes.

To serve…

  • Split slider buns and toast until golden. Place a chicken parmesan meatball on each bun, dollop with marinara sauce & fresh shaved parmesan.

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