Playing Meet the Family Cooking Contest Finalists: Part II
  • 1 cup rice pilaf, cooled
  • 1 1/2 pounds ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup onion, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, grated
  • 3 tablespoons parsley, chopped
  • 1 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
  • 1 egg, beaten
In a large mixing bowl, combine rice with the ground chicken, onion, garlic, parsley, Parmigiano-Reggiano and egg. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper. Flatten out the mixture in the bowl and score it into four portions using the side of your hand. Shape each portion into five balls--you should have twenty meatballs in total.

Arrange the meatballs on a nonstick sheet pan and drizzle them with EVOO. Place in the oven and bake until the meatballs are cooked through and golden brown, about 10-12 minutes.