Thursday, May 21, 2009

Chicken Parm Pizza Balls

This was a scrumptious dinner inspired by Dish It Up. I used fresh whole-wheat pizza dough, which definitely gave it fabulous flavor, but also made it a bit more difficult to stuff and roll. I think that a tube of dough may be easier to work with, although not as yummy and fresh-tasting. In an effort to add some more protein, I also chopped up some grilled chicken and stuffed into the balls.

These were delicious, and I think they'd make a really fun appetizer. You could stuff this with anything at all, which makes this such a versatile dish.

I do wish that I doubled the recipe. I only got 16 balls to feed all three of us!

  • 1 ball of fresh pizza dough
  • 1-2 cups of shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1-2 cups of diced chicken
  • 2 tsp Italian seasoning (combine oregano, basil, parsley, and garlic)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • pizza or marinara sauce
Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease pie pan.

Grab a walnut-sized piece of dough and flatten. In each dough piece place a couple pieces of chopped chicken and a tablespoon of cheese. Seal dough around meat and cheese and place seam side down in pie pan.

Repeat, placing approximately 16 dough balls in each pie plate.

Once assembled, drizzle oil over the balls and sprinkle with the herbs.

When ready to bake: bake at 400°F for 16-20 min. Serve with warm pizza or marinara sauce.

(You can also cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate or freeze.)


  1. These look great! I'll have to try this - such a cute app too!

  2. These look and sound amazing! Yum!

  3. Okay, I'm not even kidding when I say that this is one of the best app ideas I've seen. I LOVE them! TOTALLY starring...DH will flip over these!!

  4. Um, YUM! These look so great! For a little app too!

  5. They are so cute and they look delicious! They would definitely be a tasty appetizer, and I bet they would disappear very quickly!

  6. Oooh yummy! I like the added chicken, makes them extra hearty - delicious!

  7. Love this idea! If you prepare in advance, would you just allow to come to room temperature then cook as directed? Thanks for sharing!

  8. You could put anything in that you would traditionally put on a pizza, as long as it was diced small. I am going to try this one...

  9. Is it chicken or pepperoni ?

  10. OMG! I modified this recipe a tad to my family's taste and they are SO good! This is such a great idea! I am totally making these for my Father's Day picnic this coming weekend. Thank you! I LOVE your blog :)

  11. I just made these. I made 16 for a Super Bowl party, but am thinking I should make an additional 16. I just baked one because I had to test one, of course. Delicious! Thanks for making these and sharing.


Related Posts with Thumbnails