Jumbo homemade chicken meatballs have a crispy exterior and tender inside with a hot melty cheese surprise in the center.
Course: Main Course
1/4tspground black pepper
1/2tspred pepper flakesoptional
2Tbspfinely grated Parmesan cheese
1 3/4Cseasoned breadcrumbsdivided
1stick of string cheesecut up into equal portions
Vegetable oil for frying
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a large bowl combine first six ingredients plus 1/2 cup breadcrumbs. Divide mixture into four equal portions. Form a disc or cup out of one portion of chicken mixture, add mozzarella to the center. Cover cheese with meat and shape into a ball. Repeat with remaining ingredients. Roll meatballs in remaining breadcrumbs.
Warm oil in a large skillet over med/high heat. When oil is hot, carefully place meatballs in oil. Lightly brown on all sides. Drain on a paper towel lined plate.
Transfer meatballs to a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until completely cooked through.
Meanwhile, cook pasta according to box instructions or personal preference. Divide into 4 portions, serving with sauce and a meatball.