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These chicken Parmesan meatballs are 10x easier than the traditional version and they're made in mere MINUTES in the instant pot! Just add hot spaghetti and dinner is good to go.

Instant Pot Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

These chicken Parmesan meatballs are 10x easier than the traditional version and they're made in mere MINUTES in the instant pot! Just add hot spaghetti and dinner is good to go.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 3/4 cup dry breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup marinara sauce
  • 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
  • Additional minced parsley for garnishing
  • Hot spaghetti noodles for serving

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, combine ground chicken, breadcrumbs, salt, pepper, parsley, garlic, 1/4 cup Parmesan, and egg until evenly combined. Scoop meatball mixture into 1-in balls and place on a baking sheet.

  2. Using the SAUTE setting on an instant pot, heat oil until shimmery. Working in batches, brown meatballs on both sides until golden. Remove from pot. Pour marinara sauce into bottom of pot and then add all meatballs back to pot arranging in a single-layer circle, spooning marinara sauce over them. 

  3. Close lid to instant pot, sealing valve and set on Manual High Pressure for 6 minutes. Once cook time is complete, let instant pot release pressure for 10-15 minutes.

  4. Remove lid from instant pot and sprinkle meatballs with remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese and mozzarella cheese. additional minced parsley. Cover with lid for 5 minutes to allow cheese to melt. Serve meatballs warm with hot spaghetti noodles and enjoy!