Prep time:  15 minsCook time:  25 minsTotal time:  40 mins

Serves: 5 2 freestyle SP, 4SP/5PP per serving, 3 meatballs


  • 1 lb raw fat-free ground chicken
  • ⅓ + ¼ cup panko crumbs
  • 1 egg
  • Dash of salt & pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, diced
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1.5 tsp italian seasoning
  • 4 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 light mozzarella cheese strings


  1. Preheat oven to 375F, line a large baking sheet with some parchment paper and lightly spray.
  2. In a bowl mix together your chicken, ⅓ cup of panko, egg, salt & pepper, garlic, onion powder, italian seasoning and 2 Tbsp parmesan cheese.
  3. Roll into 15 balls, about a heaping Tbsp of the mixture. Mix your ¼ cup of panko crumbs and remaining 2 Tbsp of parmesan cheese together and sprinkle out onto a flat plate.
  4. Cut your 2 cheese strings into 8 pieces each, best to cut in middle, then cut those 2 pieces in and repeat till you have 8 small pieces, yes you will have one piece leftover.
  5. Remove some of your chicken mixture to allow you to place the small piece of cheese inside then roll back into a ball.
  6. Roll your meatballs in the panko/parmesan mixture and place on baking sheet.
  7. Bake for 25 minutes, turning over after 10 minutes.
  8. Makes 15 meatballs, they can be frozen, cooked or uncooked.

NotesFreestyle smart points- 2 using WW recipe builder
Smart points- 4 using SP calculator
Points plus- 5 using PP calculator
Nutritional info- Calories 185…Fat 5.3g…Sat fat 2.6g..Carbs 7.2g…Fiber 0.3g…Sugar 1g… Protein 27.9g per serving ( 3 meatballs) using My Fitness Pal

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