Simple Ground Chicken Meatballs

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

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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. Such a great option for quick dinner recipes.

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Ingredients For Chicken Meatballs

  • 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

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Use a large mixing bowl to add all of the chicken meatball ingredients.

How To Make Chicken Meatballs

  1. 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.

Can I Substitute Other Meat For The Meatballs?

Yes, ground turkey and ground beef works great too.

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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.

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Once your chicken meatballs are well combined, roll into desired meatball size. I did about 1/3 cup size.

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Cook the meatballs in a large skillet over medium heat until cooked through and no longer pink in center.

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!

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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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