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I love when I can #CreateAMeal in under 45 minutes and when my Teen asked me for Meatball Subs the other day I decided to see what kind of Meatballs I could find at Walmart; I was tired of the same old frozen stuff that didn’t taste like anything. So I grabbed my coupons and a recipe idea and off I went.
I must have spent an hour walking our local Walmart looking for idea to create a yummy Meatball Sub when I decided to make my own. I glanced over in the meat department and now sure why but something made me check out the chicken section. Crazy, I know… chicken and meatballs?? I found ground turkey, but my Teen doesn’t like it and the other teen is allergic to turkey, so I kept looking. I knew I wanted something different and all the sudden I found this yellow roll that had “Ground chicken” written on it. It was Ground Chicken from Tyson, I almost overlooked it, and it looked like a Breakfast sausage.
I started to think, I could make Meatballs with ground chicken, so I quickly gathered some of the other ingredients that I needed and Chicken Meatball Subs was born.
I have to say, the smell in the house while I made these Chicken Parmesan Meatball Subs was amazing and the taste was even better…. AHH the Tyson Ground Chicken was the best idea I had. It was so simple to work with, great to mix up and our dinner was done in no time at all. I knew I had to share it with you guys, you will LOVE it!
This is what you need
- 1 pound Tyson ground chicken
- some fresh parsley chopped (I like a lot so I didn’t measure)
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano
- 1 small zucchini, grated
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- ½ cup Panko bread crumbs
- ⅓ cup Parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 egg, beaten
- Hoagie rolls
- 4 ounces mozzarella cheese, sliced
- ¾ cups marinara sauce
This is how to make it … Really is simple, but big in taste
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with foil and set aside.
2. Place ground chicken in a large mixing bowl and season with salt, pepper, basil and oregano; add parsley, beaten egg, zucchini, garlic, Panko, and Parmesan cheese. Mix the meat well.
3. Form the chicken meatballs and place on a baking sheet and got about 20 meatballs out of one pound of Tyson Ground Chicken.
4. Bake the meatballs for 16-18 minutes or until golden and firm. Switch the broiler on.
5. Cut sub rolls making the bottom a little deeper than the top and spread garlic butter on both sides.
6. Add meatballs to the bottom sub, spoon warm marinara sauce over the meatballs and add Mozzarella cheese.
7. Place the subs under the broiler to toast the rolls and melt the cheese until golden.
See, that was totally simple and I know you can do it, too. The Chicken Meatballs turned out AMAZING!! I snug a small zucchini under the meat mix and no one even knew it; it gave a moist texture to the dry chicken and gave the meatballs lots of flavor and it was just delicious. YUM… extra vitamins to boot. Dinner was dished up in no time at all. Start to finish no more than 45 minutes and under $15 for a family of 5. Can’t beat that. Everyone loved it. This will be on our Meal Plan over and over again.
I love the taste of ground Chicken, giving the kids that extra protein without all the fat and something different then the red meat. Ground Chicken is so versatile and can be used in so many dishes, pretty much if you use ground beef in it, Chicken ground up will work as well. You will love it and your family will eat healthy as well.
For more #CreateAMeal ideas that you can dish up in no time at all, be sure to visit Tyson on the Web and follow on Twitter. Let’s talk about chicken…lol…I also created a Google Plus Story about my shopping trip, come over and see all the new products I found.