Easy Ground Chicken Meatballs

Sharing one of our favorite ground chicken recipes today, the most easy and delicious ground chicken meatballs made with minimal ingredients.

A bowl full of ground chicken meatballs in sauce

On Of Our Best Ground Chicken Recipes!

With the craziness going on at the grocery stores right now, I was grateful to find some ground chicken available. We love making ground chicken meatballs, meatloaf and burgers. All of these easy recipes are a great option for quick dinner ideas!

Be sure to try my Ground Turkey Meatballs recipe too! Follow Picky Palate on Instagram for daily recipe inspiration.

A bowl with ground chicken next to parmesan cheese, ranch dressing and other ingredients.

Ingredients For Chicken Meatballs

These ground chicken meatballs only need a handful of ingredients and are totally delicious! I use ranch dressing mix and Cholula hot sauce as a quick and easy shortcuts to add flavor. These meatballs are so good!

  • 3 pounds ground chicken
  • 0.7 ounce Italian Dressing Mix
  • 1.0 ounce packet of Ranch Dressing Mix, dry
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce such as Cholula
  • kosher salt, black pepper
  • dry bread crumbs such as Progresso

How To Make Chicken Meatballs

A bowl with ground chicken, eggs and other ingredients for meatballs.

1. Make meatball mixture. Place all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and stir to combine ingredients.

2. Shape the meatballs. When well combined, form into meatballs, I used 1/3 cup size for larger meatballs.

Raw chicken meatballs on a baking sheet ready to be cooked.

3. Cook the meatballs. Place oil in large skillet over medium heat. When hot add meatballs to hot pan, in batches browning both sides until browned and internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F.

4. Serve! When cooked, transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Serve in pasta sauce over your favorite cooked pasta.

Cooked ground chicken meatballs in a bowl with sauce

Tips for the Best Meatballs

  • Don’t skip the breadcrumbs. These help the meatballs hold their shape and also add an irresistible texture. I used Progresso Seasoned bread crumbs, you can even make your own bread crumbs if you’d like. Toast bread until crisp then crush into crumbs.
  • Can I use other kinds of meat? Yes, ground turkey and ground beef works great too.

What Temperature Should Chicken Be Cooked?

The safe internal temperature for cooked chicken is 165 degrees. Use a meat thermometer for the best most safe method. If you’re cooking a whole bird, insert the thermometer in the thigh meat, without touching the bone. If you don’t have a thermometer, an easy visual clue is all juices are clear and not pink.

Can I Freeze Chicken Meatballs?

Yes, cook meatballs according to recipe instructions, let cool so not hot then store in an airtight container in the freezer up to 2 months.

How To Serve Meatballs

Serve meatballs over your favorite pasta with pasta sauce. White pasta sauce is great too. Use meatballs for meatball hoagies and even in salad. Very versatile!

A bowl filled with ground chicken meatballs

Simple Ground Chicken Meatballs

These Simple Ground Chicken Meatballs have minimal ingredients that make the most flavorful meatballs that go perfect in pasta sauce over cooked noodles.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: American
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 347kcal
Author: Jenny
Cost: $20
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Equipment

  • Bowl
  • Skillet

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds ground chicken
  • 0.7 ounce packet Italian Dressing Seasoning Mix
  • 1.0 ounce packet Ranch Dressing Seasoning Mix
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs such as Progresso
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tablespoons hot sauce such as Cholula
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

Instructions

  • Place all ingredients into a large mixing bowl and stir to combine ingredients. When well combined, form into meatballs, I used 1/3 cup size for larger meatballs. Place oil in large skillet over medium heat. When hot add meatballs to hot pan, in batches browning both sides until browned and internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. When cooked, transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Serve in pasta sauce over your favorite cooked pasta.

Nutrition

Calories: 347kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 34g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 193mg | Sodium: 995mg | Potassium: 922mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 113IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 92mg | Iron: 2mg
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