Chicken Meatballs with Tomato-Balsamic Glaze Recipe

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Rodney Published: May 5, 2021 Modified: June 10, 2021

How To Make Chicken Meatballs with Tomato-Balsamic Glaze

These kid-friendly chicken meatballs are a great alternative for when you’re wanting to prepare something light but still tasty for the family.

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 45 minutes



For Meatballs:

  • 1largeegg
  • 3tbspparsley,freshly chopped
  • 1tbsptomato paste
  • 1clovegarlic,minced
  • ¼cupmilk
  • ½tspsalt
  • ½tspfreshly ground black pepper
  • 1lbground chicken
  • ½cuppecorino Romano cheese,grated
  • ¼cupItalian seasoned bread crumbs,(plus 2 tbsp)

For Glaze:

  • tbsptomato paste
  • tbspextra virgin olive oil
  • 2tspbalsamic vinegar
  • ¾tspsugar


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.

  2. In a large bowl, combine the egg, parsley, tomato paste, garlic, milk, salt and pepper. Mix well with a wire whisk, making sure the tomato paste is completely dissolved.

  3. Add the ground chicken, grated cheese and breadcrumbs. Use hand to mix the ingredients together; it will be somewhat wet. Form medium-sized balls and place into an ungreased 9×13-in baking dish.

  4. Make the glaze by combining all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Brush evenly over the meatballs.

  5. Bake for about 30 minutes, or until an instant read thermometer inserted into the center of a meatball registers 160 degrees F. Remove from the oven and serve.


  • Calories: 113.68kcal
  • Fat: 6.94g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.30g
  • Trans Fat: 0.03g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.25g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.92g
  • Carbohydrates: 3.36g
  • Fiber: 0.30g
  • Sugar: 1.26g
  • Protein: 9.53g
  • Cholesterol: 54.24mg
  • Sodium: 153.23mg
  • Calcium: 76.63mg
  • Potassium: 261.26mg
  • Iron: 0.72mg
  • Vitamin A: 20.84µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.07mg
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