Thursday, December 2, 2010

Cheese Stuffed Chicken Meatballs ~ Let's Get It On



Rarely do I get this excited over a meatball (a chicken meatball at that) and rarely do I post a series of photos...but this is one of the few times...I'm finding it extremely difficult to put into words...just how passionately I feel towards these little beauties - all browned and stuffed with cheese!

So without further ado...

Chicken Meatballs before stuffed with mozzarella cheese and browned. (OK, OK...Stop! "Before Shots" are never kind!)


Chicken Meatballs after lightly browned on stove top but before cooked in the oven. (Sitting idle.)


Chicken Meatballs out of the oven - a little oozing cheese hurts no one! (In fact, it could probably solve most of the world's problems.)


LOVE this CENTO brand San Marzanos in a jar! (Find it...buy it...and use it in this recipe!)


And all I did was take my Chicken Meatloaf recipe and instead of "loafing" - I "meat balled" - stuffed with cheese - closed the meatball - browned in olive oil on the stove - then baked in a 400 degree oven for 15 minutes! Perfection!

*Yielded 34 decent sized Chicken Meatballs.
*Make them smaller, stick a toothpick in them and what a perfect hors d'oeuvre!

Let's get up close and personal with this hottie!


And now that we're ALL in the mood...Turn up the volume...Close your eyes...Think about what you've just seen...And in the words of the late Marvin Gaye (Click Here)

20 comments:

Katerina said...

I can see why you felt in love with these meatballs. This melted cheese inside them made me feel like that too.

Clint said...

Thanks a lot. My stomach is growling like crazy. I will eat this with mashed potatoes and a salad and maybe a green vegetable. Wash it down with some burgundy. Ummm.

Nuts about food said...

You go girl!!!

The Food Hound said...

HAH!! Love the before picture-- kind of like when I get up in the morning :) These look amazing! If you're making them for a party, I assume you can freeze them once they've been stuffed and before they've been browned? Have you ever tried this?

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Chicken meatballs are new to me. What a great idea. Now I've got to go check out Marvin Gaye. Loved his music.
Sam

Jenn said...

OH YUM!! I love oozing cheese...is that wrong? I've made something similar to this with beef meat balls...definitely will have to try it with the chicken...they look wonderful!!

Design Wine and Dine said...

Thanks for the comments :) I love reading them all! :)

@The Food Hound - I like how you think! To be honest, this was the first time I made the meatball version and so I have never tried freezing but I bet they would do just fine!

Mary said...

These look delicious and you've certainly cooked them to perfection. I think I can make a version of these to use as an appetizer during the holiday season. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

cocinadiary said...

Oh, I am making these tonight! They look so delicious, and easy to make. Yum...

Jennifurla said...

Oh come on, please marry me!! These are so inventive and great for appetizers.

Chow and Chatter said...

oh i would get excited about these as well wow

michelangelo in the kitchen said...

Exciting recipe this is! Chicken nuggets stuffed with my favorite cheese! What could be better? I could have these for breakfast,lunch and dinner! Thanks for sharing.

Joanne said...

I am totally going to have martin gaye stuck in my head for the rest of the day. Thanks. :P

These do look amazing. The image of them with the cheese oozing out isn't going to leave my head either.

Simply Life said...

oh my gosh, those look warm, delicious and basically like a bite would transform you to another world!

Pam said...

Fantastic meatballs! They sound and look delicious! I definitely have to try this. Those photos have me drooling. Thanks for the MG, love his songs!

laurie said...

You sold me with the cheese!

Moogie said...

Yum... I'm your newest happy follower. http://moogieland.blogspot.com/

Magic of Spice said...

My little nieces and nephews would go crazy for these :)

blackbookkitchendiaries said...

I love cheese stuffed meatballs. Love the photos and cannot wait to try these. Thanks for sharing.

Bo said...

I like to use the Cento passata too. The meatballs look fantastic! I'm a big fan of step by step photos as well :)