Chicken Meatballs

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Chicken Meatballs are delicious and juicy, perfect as an appetizer or served as spaghetti and meatballs.

They are so versatile, you’ll want to cook up extra batches for freezing and use as needed for quick healthy meals!

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Easy Chicken Meatballs

  • These chicken meatballs can be used in any recipe that calls for a traditional meatball recipe.
  • They’re easy to prepare and can be frozen before or after baking.
  • Chicken meatballs fill the bill for hearty soups, stews, and casseroles.
  • Chicken meatballs have fewer calories and less fat than beef/pork meatballs.
  • Seasonings can be changed to pair with almost any recipe.

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Ingredients and Variations

MEAT We use ground chicken in this recipe, but you can make these into ground turkey meatballs too.

BREADCRUMBS Seasoned breadcrumbs, Panko crumbs, or even ground pork rinds (for keto!) keep the ingredients together and soak up some of the juices while the meatballs are baking.

CHEESE Parmesan cheese gives meatballs a little bit of flavor along with the seasonings.

Chicken Meatballs on a baking sheet before cooking

How to Make Chicken Meatballs

  1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Roll meat into balls and place on a prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake until they are just baked through, according to recipe.
Kitchen Tip Ensure meatballs are the same size to make sure they cook evenly. A cookie scoop makes this quick and easy!

cooked Chicken Meatballs on a baking sheet

Serving Ideas

As an appetizer, chicken meatballs work perfectly with a variety of dips and sauces!

Serve them on skewers with chunks of pineapple and then brush on some Teriyaki Sauce, or coat them in Buffalo Sauce and serve them with sides of celery, carrots, and a bowl of Homemade Ranch Dressing.

As a meal, swap out chicken for meatballs in recipes or simmer them in homemade pasta sauce.

Tips for Juicy Meatballs

  • Avoid overbaking meatballs so they stay juicy when added to other dishes. Internal temperature should read 165°F.
  • A melon baller or small ice cream scoop will help make perfectly uniform meatballs and will save time!
  • Allow the meatballs to fully cool before freezing. Place them in a zippered bag with the date labeled on the outside and they’ll keep for up to 3 months.

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Review Recipe

Chicken Meatballs

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 24 meatballs
Author Holly Nilsson
These ground chicken meatballs are moist & juicy. Serve with pasta, as an appetizer, or in soup!

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • ½ cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons parsley fresh, chopped
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon dried basil and oregano dried each

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Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix just until combined.
  • Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Divide and roll meat mixture into 1″ meatballs (24 meatballs) and place on baking pan.
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes or just until cooked. (Do not overbake)

Recipe Notes

  • Avoid overbaking meatballs so they stay juicy when added to other dishes. Internal temperature should read 165°F.
  • A melon baller or small ice cream scoop will help make perfectly uniform meatballs and will save time!
  • Allow the meatballs to fully cool before freezing. Place them in a zippered bag with the date labeled on the outside and they’ll keep for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 44, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 24mg, Sodium: 89mg, Potassium: 112mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 65IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 20mg, Iron: 1mg

(Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)

Keyword best chicken meatballs, chicken meatballs, chicken meatballs recipe, how to make chicken meatballs
Course Appetizer, Chicken, Dinner, Main Course, Party Food
Cuisine American
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Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

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  1. Great recipe, Holly. I love that they’re nice & healthy, so I’m looking forward to making them. They sound scrumptious! I will however, make them larger, to yield 1 doz. Thanks

  2. This looks yummy! Are they suitable for the airfryer? Would you know time and temp?
    Thanks for all your wonderful recipes, Holly!

    1. You’re welcome Judith! While I haven’t made these in the air fryer, I’d suggest that you follow the method in this recipe for cooking in the air fryer.