Mozzarella-Stuffed Chicken Meatballs

Mozzarella-Stuffed Chicken Meatballs

This quick and easy crowd-pleaser is perfect for a mid-week dinner or weekend treat. Using chicken mince and baking the meatballs in the oven mean you don’t have to use any oil. The rich tomato flavor of the Sugo Napoletana makes the perfect sauce to pair with these delicious meatballs. Delicious served on their own, with salad or toasted bread.

Made with Sugo Napoletana

Our Sugo Semplice Napoletana pasta sauce has a punchy Sofrito base of garlic, onions and herbs, deliciously balanced by the sweetness from our perfectly ripe Italian tomatoes for a multi-layered flavour experience. With no added sugar or preservatives, this sauce is perfect as a base or stirred through hot pasta as a simple pasta sauce.

cooking sketch 30 min (COOK TIME: 20 min / PREP TIME: 10 min)

cooking sketch Easy

4 people


  • 500 g chicken mince
  • 1 small brown onion (grated)
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 1/4 cup parsley (finely chopped)
  • 1 1/2 tsp dried Italian seasoning
  • 1 1/2 jars Mutti Sugo Napoletana
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
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Mozzarella-Stuffed Chicken Meatballs: Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C and lightly spray a baking sheet with olive oil spray.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the chicken mince, grated onion, minced garlic, egg, breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, parsley, and seasonings. Mix well using your hands.
  3. With slightly wet hands, divide the mixture into 12 meatballs. Stuff each meatball with a piece of Bocconcini, seal the edges tightly, and gently roll into a ball.
  4. Place the meatballs on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 18-22 minutes, or until cooked through.
  5. While the meatballs bake, warm the Mutti Sugo Napoletana in a medium pan over medium heat. The sauce should reach a simmer by the time the meatballs are done baking. Transfer the baked meatballs to the pan, tossing to coat in the sauce and absorb the delicious rich italian tomato flavour.
  6. Top with additional grated Parmesan, fresh basil, and crushed red pepper flakes as desired. Serve on their own, over pasta, or alongside a simple salad with toasty bread. Enjoy!

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