Recipe: The Best Ground Chicken Meatballs (+ 2 Flavor Variations)

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This recipe for ground chicken meatballs is so versatile, delicious and healthy! Our basic ground chicken meatball recipe can be used in so many different ways: perfect tossed in a red sauce over spaghetti, on game day as an appetizer, cut in half and thrown on a pizza, or just on their own as a protein source for lunch. So the next time you’re wondering what to make with ground chicken, let this be your recipe!

Plus, try one of our two fun recipe variations: the Jalapeño BBQ Cheddar version is a little sweet, a little spicy and great for a party. And the Sweet Potato, Spinach and Goat Cheese meatballs taste so decadent with an extra serving of veggies. Either way, these healthy ground chicken recipes are perfect for an easy, protein source alongside so many meals.

Ingredients in Ground Chicken Meatballs

This healthy chicken meatball is super easy to throw together. Our basic ground chicken meatballs have just 5 ingredients, not including salt and pepper.

Basic Ground Chicken Meatballs:

  • 1 lb. 90% lean ground chicken
  • 1/2 of a yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • Splash of Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper

Jalapeño BBQ Cheddar Meatballs

A jalapeño, bbq sauce, cheddar cheese and meatball on a white background

Start with the base of our basic ground chicken meatballs, then add:

Sweet Potato, Goat Cheese and Spinach Meatballs

A sweet potato, goat cheese, spinach and a meatball on a white background

Start with the base of our basic ground chicken meatballs, then add:

  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • 1/4 crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/2 medium sweet potato, mashed (about 1 cup)

How To Make This Chicken Meatball Recipe

To make our delicious chicken meatballs, combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl. Make sure to mix gently and only until just combined otherwise meatballs can tend to get tough.

If you are making one of our flavor variations, add in the additional ingredients before mixing.

Roll into evenly sized balls and bake in a preheated oven until meatballs are cooked through.

Other Recipes with Ground Chicken

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Total Time: 35 minutes

Yield: 4 serving(s)

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. 90% lean ground chicken
  • 1/2 of a yellow onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup whole wheat breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • Splash of worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • Jalapeño BBQ Cheddar Version
  • 1-2 jalapeños, seeded and diced (adjust according to your spice preference)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce (added after the meatballs cook)
  • Sweet Potato, Goat Cheese and Spinach Version

  • 1 cup chopped spinach
  • 1/4 crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/2 medium sweet potato, mashed (about 1 cup)

Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. For a specific flavor version add in all those ingredients with the basic meatball recipe (unless otherwise specified).
  2. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil for easier cleanup.
  3. Roll into meatballs. Bake for 20-25 minutes until completely cooked through.
  4. For tha jalapeño bbq cheddar meatballs, toss in barbecue sauce after cooking.

Nutrition Information Per Serving

Calories: 242

Protein: 24 gram(s)

Fat: 13 gram(s)

Carbohydrates: 9 gram(s)

Fiber: 1 gram(s)

Sugar: 1 gram(s)

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