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These Marry Me Chicken Meatballs are quick, easy, and so delicious! Pan-seared Italian-seasoned chicken meatballs in a creamy sun-dried tomato sauce are cooked together with crispy prosciutto for a quick dinner made in one skillet. Serve this dish with crusty bread to soak up all that yummy sun-dried tomato sauce. Everyone at the dinner table loves these saucy Italian meatballs; they never disappoint.

Marry Me Chicken Meatballs |

I’m always looking for new ways to recreate our favorite dishes. Making meatballs allows you to really enhance the flavor of chicken.

If you love a saucy meatball, this recipe is for you! I took inspiration from the popular “marry me” chicken and created meatballs with a similar flavor and sauce. They turned out so delicious. They’re drenched in a creamy sun-dried tomato sauce with plenty of parmesan cheese and yummy Italian seasonings.

Marry Me Chicken Meatballs |

Here are the details

Step 1: make the meatballs

I love to use ground chicken or pork for this recipe, but I’m sure that beef would be great too.

Now the seasonings: basil pesto and Italian seasoning. Then mix in some parmesan cheese as well.

Mix everything together and roll it into meatballs.

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Step 2: cook the prosciutto + meatballs

Next, crisp the prosciutto in a large skillet. When the prosciutto is crispy, add the meatballs and start cooking them.

Once the meatballs are seared all over, this is when you can add the wine and the cream.

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Step 3: finish and serve

Let the meatballs simmer in the sauce, then finish with Parmesan and those yummy sun-dried tomatoes.

Serve these meatballs topped with freshly grated parmesan cheese and basil.

This dish is fresh, vibrant, and full of Italian flavors, yet still cozy. It’sMarry Me Chicken Meatballs | perfect for these early spring days when we’re craving a pop of fresh color!

My only recommendation is to serve this dish with some kind of crusty bread. It could be garlic, homemade, or something from the store. Either way, add some bread. It’s ideal for scooping up the meatballs and all the sauce in this dish.


Marry Me Chicken Meatballs |

Looking for other easy weeknight dinners? Here are some favorites.

Creamy White Bean Noodle Soup with Rosemary Bacon.

Mustard Herb Chicken and Creamy Orzo

Crockpot Crispy Buffalo Chicken Tacos with Jalapeño Ranch

Slow Cooker Saucy Sunday Bolognese Pasta

Slow Cooker Herbed Chicken and Rice Pilaf

Crockpot Spaghetti Squash Lasagna Bolognese

Lastly, if you make this Marry Me Chicken Meatballs, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And, of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Marry Me Chicken Meatballs

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 496 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


  • 1. Drain 3 tablespoons of oil from the sun-dried tomato jar into a large skillet with sides. Chop the sun-dried tomatoes and set aside.
    2. Add the chicken, pesto, 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning, chili flakes, salt, pepper, and 1/2 cup parmesan to a bowl. Mix to combine. Roll the meat into tablespoon-size balls (will make 15-16 meatballs).
    3. Cook the prosciutto in the skillet with the reserved oil until crispy, 5 minutes. Remove the prosciutto and set aside. To the skillet, add the meatballs. Sear until crisp, about 5 minutes, turning them 2-3 times.
    4.  Add the butter, 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning, the shallots, and garlic. Mix in the tomato paste. Then season with chili flakes. Add the wine. Bring to a boil, cook for 3-5 minutes, then add the cream and sun-dried tomatoes. Simmer for 10 minutes until the sauce thickens. Sprinkle over 1/2 cup parmesan.
    5. Serve the meatballs topped with prosciutto and crusty bread for dipping...YUM.
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    1. Hi Shea,
      Yes, chicken broth would be a great option for you! Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love this recipe! xT

  1. About to make this for the second time. So good! I love toasting the big chunks of bread in the dutch oven with garlic and butter. Another brilliant HBH idea…

  2. 5 stars
    This recipe is amazing. I used coconut milk and prosecco, and it was so delicious. I’m pretty sure I could have eaten the entire pot solo. I made fresh Naan bread to eat it with and it was so unbelievably good. Better than any restaurant I have ever visited.

    1. Hey Tasha,
      Wonderful! I am so glad to hear that this recipe was enjoyed and appreciate you making it and your feedback! xT

    1. Hi Danielle,
      Happy Sunday! I’m so glad to hear that this recipe was a winner, thanks for trying it out! xT

    1. Hi Mindy,
      Happy Friday!! Thanks a lot for trying this recipe and sharing your feedback, love to hear that it was enjoyed! Xx

    1. Hi Jessica,
      You can use broth in place of the wine:) Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love this recipe! xT