These Chicken Marsala Meatballs are a fun twist in the classic dish! Great served over butternut squash or egg noodles.
I recently went to my local Italian specialty store and saw these behind the glass case, and new I had to make them! Tommy’s not a fan of mushrooms so I wasn’t sure what he would think be he loved them! I sliced the mushrooms very thin which I highly recommend rather than buying them pre-sliced. They melt in you mouth!
- 8 ounces sliced cremini mushrooms, divided
- 1 pound 93% lean ground chicken
- 1/3 cup whole wheat seasoned or gluten-free bread crumbs
- 1/4 cup grated Pecorino cheese
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 3 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish
- 1 teaspoon Kosher salt
- Freshly ground black pepper
- 1/2 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- 1/2 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots
- 3 ounces sliced shiitake mushrooms
- 1/3 cup Marsala wine
- 3/4 cup reduced sodium chicken broth
- Preheat the oven to 400F.
- Finely chop half of the Cremini mushrooms and transfer to a medium bowl with the ground chicken, breadcrumbs, Pecorino, egg, 1 clove of the minced garlic, parsley, 1 teaspoon kosher salt and black pepper, to taste.
- Gently shape into 25 small meatballs, bake 15 to 18 minutes, until golden.
- In a small bowl whisk the flour with the Marsala wine and remaining broth.
- Heat a large skillet on medium heat.
- Add the butter, garlic and shallots and cook until soft and golden, about 2 minutes.
- Add the mushrooms, season with 1/8 teaspoon salt and a pinch of black pepper, and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden, about 5 minutes.
- Return the meatballs to the pot, pour the Marsala wine mixture over the meatballs, cover and cook 10 minutes.
- Garnish with parsley.
Yield: 5 servings, Serving Size: 5 meatballs with mushrooms
- Amount Per Serving:
- Smart Points: 6
- Points +: 6
- Calories: 248
- Total Fat: 4g
- Saturated Fat: 4g
- Cholesterol: 121mg
- Sodium: 580mg
- Carbohydrates: 13g
- Fiber: 1.5g
- Sugar: 4.5g
- Protein: 21g
I served mine over butternut squash noodles and regular noodles for the rest of the family. I attempted to make this in the Instant Pot, but they stuck too much to the bottom, so I baked them instead and finished them in a skillet – perfection!
A FEW MORE WAYS YOU CAN SERVE THEM:
- I bet this would make a great meatball sub with melted mozzarella and whole wheat Italian bread
- Roasted spaghetti squash makes a great low-carb noodle swap
- Serve them over mashed potatoes or cauliflower puree