Cheesy Chicken Parm Volcanos

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READY IN: 50mins




  • For the breadcrumb coating:
  • Place the 2 cups of breadcrumbs in a large skillet. Drizzle on the olive oil and sprinkle with the dried parsley. Toast over a medium-high heat on the stove, stirring often, until the breadcrumbs are warmed through and golden. Remove from the heat and transfer to a wide, shallow dish.
  • For the egg coating:
  • In a wide, shallow bowl, whisk the egg, water, cornstarch and flour until smooth.
  • For the chicken parm:
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a non-stick liner.
  • In a medium bowl mix the ground chicken, breadcrumbs, milk, onion, parmesan cheese, egg, garlic powder, Italian seasoning, lemon zest, salt and pepper. Mix very well until combined.
  • Divide the chicken into 8 equal balls. Flatten each ball into a disk, place a cube of mozzarella cheese in the centre of each disk, then wrap the chicken around the cube of cheese. Use your hands to shape each meatball into a cone (like a volcano).
  • Dip each meatball into the egg coating, gently turning it to coat well. Next, dip in the breadcrumbs making sure that every meatball is very well-coated.
  • Set on a lined baking sheet and bake 18-22 minutes until chicken is cooked through. (If you opt for larger meatballs, as seen in the video, you’ll need to bake them longer, 20-25 minutes or until cooked through.)
  • Remove from the oven and drizzle pizza sauce on top of each meatball and sprinkle on the grated mozzarella.
  • Set the oven to broil and return the meatballs to the oven to melt the cheese on top (3-5 minutes).
  • Remove from the oven and garnish with parsley.