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30 Best Ground Chicken Recipes

Bored with chicken drumsticks and thighs? Try these delicious and easy ground chicken recipes!

From tacos to burgers, ground chicken (or chicken mince) is an incredibly versatile ingredient.

30 Best Ground Chicken Recipes: Ground Chicken Meatballs with sweet and sour glaze
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Easy Ground Chicken Recipes

Lean, light, and perfect for kids, ground chicken is a terrific beef or pork alternative.

And if you season it right and add a sauce, you’d never even know it’s poultry!

My go-to recipe is sweet chili chicken meatballs with lots of chili mayo and fried rice. I even have a recipe at the end of the post!

Until then, let’s take a look at some truly scrumptious ground chicken recipes.

A serving of chicken lettuce wrap.
Source: Damndelicious.net

1. Chicken Lettuce Wraps

These healthy, high protein wraps are based on the legendary PF Chang’s version, and this is perfect copycat cooking.

Chicken mince is sauteed with soy and hoisin sauce for a tangy Asian twist.

It’s low on carbs (but big on taste) and ready in just 20 minutes.

Chicken burger made with patty, slices of tomato, cucumber and lettuce.
Source: Saltandlavender.com

2. Chicken Burgers

Beef burgers may be America’s beloved BBQ food, but not everyone’s a fan of red meat. 

Luckily, poultry lovers don’t have to give up juicy burgers, thanks to this chicken dinner recipe.

To take it up a notch, consider adding some crispy bacon for an extra layer of smokiness.

Chicken meatballs on a black plate with fork.
Source: Wellplated.com

3. Baked Chicken Meatballs

Of all the ground chicken recipes I’ve found, meatballs are probably my favorite.

You can use the same recipe and add-ins as beef or pork, and most of the time, you can barely notice the difference.

Bake the chicken patties in the oven or air fryer, glaze with rich tomato paste, and top with parmesan.

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Then check out my post for what to serve with chicken meatballs.

Top view of a soup in a bowl wit meatballs loaded with veggies and herbs.
Source: Damndelicious.net

4. Italian Wedding Soup

Another classic Italian recipe is wedding soup.

Traditionally served not just for weddings, but pretty much any festive occasion where you need filling fare for a hungry crowd.

Healthy veg, fresh herbs, and tender pasta are simmered in a rich broth with juicy chicken meatballs. Yum!

Sloppy Joes burger with saucy chicken and veggie filling.
Source: Thewholesomedish.com

5. BBQ Chicken Sloppy Joes

Sloppy joes are the ultimate kid food. And you’ll score serious parenting points with this healthy ground chicken version.

Thanks to BBQ sauce, these joes are sloppy (in a good way!), tangy, and slightly sweet. 

And don’t worry – it’s high protein, but there’s also veg in there!

A chopped bell pepper adds to the flavor and makes sure your small eaters are still getting their greens.

Chicken meatball with parmesan and sauce in skillet.
Source: Simplyscratch.com

6. Chicken Parmesan Meatball Skillet

Everything you love about classic chicken parm is here – the rich tomato sauce, succulent chicken, & gooey cheddar cheese- all combined into one casserole.

Serve with rice or pasta or a fresh salad for dinner.

Or enjoy with warm, crusty bread and use it to mop up the sauce.

Sliced chicken meatloaf with sauce on top.
Source: Easychickenrecipes.com

7. Chicken Meatloaf

Did you have chicken meatloaf in mind when we started talking about ground chicken recipes?

Well, between the generously seasoned chicken mince meat and Parmesan, this might just become your new go-to.

For an extra layer of flavor, cover the loaf with bacon strips and watch your family devour it!

Portion missing of chicken cottage pie on a pan.
Source: Simply-delicious-food.com

8. Chicken Cottage Pie

Cottage pie is traditionally made with beef, while its cousin, shepherd’s pie, is made with lamb. 

This innovative recipe offers an easy way to switch up the traditional shepherd & cottage pies with chicken mince, and it’s sure to catch on big time.

Instead of a bland mashed potatoes, this recipe uses sweet potato, cauliflower, and potatoes for a more nutritious and delicious option.

A slice of ground chicken casserole on a small plate.
Source: Thelittlepine.com

9. Ground Chicken Casserole

This casserole recipe is a filling one-pan treat. Ready in minutes, it’s a perfect addition to your rotation of weeknight meal recipes.

Also, any recipe that uses cheese as a binding agent gets my vote.

Yep, this chicken and veg casserole is held together with cream cheese.

Better yet, it’s also low-carb, thanks to the addition of broccoli or cauliflower rice instead of the classic grain. 

Chicken stroganoff on a pot with wooden spoon.
Source: Wellplated.com

10. Chicken Stroganoff

This creamy, rich stroganoff is inspired by the author’s grandmother. And it’s the perfect family feast.

Homemade and healthy, this recipe is lighter than the standard stroganoff.

Greek yogurt subs in for sour cream, giving it a tangy taste without getting too heavy. 

Mushrooms, chicken, egg noodles, smoked paprika, and optional bacon bits round out the dish for an easy one-pan rib-sticker.

Patty with avocado slices on a grill pan.
Source: Wellplated.com

11. Chicken Avocado Burger

If, like me, you think avocado is the MVP of accompaniments, you’ll love this high protein chicken burger.

It’s not just avocado on top, but diced avocado mixed into the patty as well. With a creamy texture and rich flavor, this burger packs a punch.

Serve with homemade chipotle pepper and yogurt sauce for the full eating experience.

Rice in bowls topped with sautéed chicken
Source: Thewoksoflife.com

12. Thai Basil Chicken

Skip takeout and make this incredible Thai basil chicken at home! It takes just 10 ingredients and 10 minutes to make.

It’s savory, spicy, and also has a delightful umami flavor, thanks to the soy sauce and fish sauce.

Serve it over white or brown rice and enjoy!

Chicken empanadas in a bowl.
Source: Myspicykitchen.net

13. Chicken Empanadas

Empanadas are stuffed pastries, popular in Spain and Latin America.

They’re a delicious savory street snack, made with a blend of spices and either meat or shrimp.

Here, pie dough is rolled into small discs and stuffed with chili, cumin, hot sauce, garlic, cheese, and chicken mince for flaky pies that ooze flavor.

Chicken burrito filling served in a bowl.
Source: Damndelicious.net

14. Chicken Burrito Bowls

These high protein burrito bowls are an incredibly versatile meal perfect for busy weeknights.

Rice, veggies, and meat are tossed with spices and served up in a bowl for uncomplicated comfort food.

This recipe showcases the vibrant flavors of Mexico with spicy chicken, fresh cilantro, sweet corn, and nutritious broccoli or cauliflower rice.

Drizzle with chipotle cream sauce and dig in!

Chicken Bolognese served with pasta.
Source: Simply-delicious-food.com

15. Chicken Bolognese

Bolognese is a classic dish perfect for special occasions. But this recipe using ground chicken comes together in just 30 minutes.

The sauce includes tomatoes, bacon, and chili flakes to give it a little kick.

Served over pappardelle pasta, this is a restaurant-quality dinner!

ground chicken served with noodles,edamame, broccoli, shredded carrots, chopped green beans, or asparagus cooked on a pan.
Source: Thesaltymarshmallow.com

16. Asian Ground Chicken Noodles

Feel like you’re constantly choosing between tasty takeout and healthy home cooking?

Ditch the dilemma with this tasty noodle recipe that combines the best of both.

Using simple ingredients and a quick sauce, this tastes like restaurant Chinese food you can make for the whole family in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Crispy chicken egg rolls on a plate.
Source: Iwashyoudry.com

17. Chicken Egg Rolls

I always thought egg rolls were one of those things best left to the experts.

But this recipe has opened my eyes to the delicious world of homemade, crispy, crunchy, egg rolls.

Forget limp, greasy, egg rolls. These golden brown, crunchy, and fragrant rolls are the real deal.

Chicken chili with beans on a pot with ladle.
Source: Onceuponachef.com

18. Chicken Chili with White Beans

There’s nothing like a big bowl of steaming chili for cold nights, busy potlucks, or fun-filled game days. 

And it’s one of those ground chicken recipes everyone will love – because they’ll never even know it’s not beef.

Made from scratch with chopped tomatoes, white beans, red pepper, and a heady mix of spices, this is a healthier version of the traditional chili.

Wondering what to serve with chicken chili? Try it over a freshly baked potato with bacon crumbles. Yum!

Dumplings garnished with sesame seeds and chopped onion chives with dipping sauce on sides.
Source: Spoonforkbacon.com

19. Chicken Pot Stickers

These little dumplings of goodness are also reminiscent of your favorite takeout meal.

You might want to double this recipe, as these are super addictive!

They’re pan-fried and get nice and crispy on the outside. And the soft filling inside is to die for!

Rice topped with saucy meatballs sprinkled with sesame seeds and chopped chives.
Source: Halfbakedharvest.com

20. Sticky Ginger Sesame Chicken Meatballs

Chicken meatballs flavored with ginger and sesame are already pretty tasty.

But when you drizzle over a sticky soy pomegranate sauce, this Asian-inspired takeout-style meal is to die for.

It’s all the good words – sticky, spicy, sweet – and just the ticket if you’ve fallen into a weeknight meal rut. 

Sliced zucchini stuffed with ground chicken, onions, mushrooms, spinach, and tomatoes.
Source: Whollytasteful.com

21. Zucchini Boats

Here’s a healthy, low-carb dinner you can feel good about feeding your family.

Hollowed-out zucchini gets stuffed with ground chicken, onions, mushrooms, spinach, and tomatoes.

Topped with melted cheese, you can almost fool yourself into thinking you’re eating lasagna. Yes, they’re that good!

tacos with ground chicken, veggies and cheese filling.
Source: Ifoodreal.com

22. Ground Chicken Tacos

Tacos are a great meal for veg-adverse kids. And this chicken dinner is sure to be a hit.

You can sneak in all kinds of healthy stuff – they’ll be too busy enjoying the spicy meat, melty cheese, and crunchy tacos to care.

This recipe is an even healthier twist because you’ll swap beef for seasoned, lean ground chicken and served with all your favorite sides.

Chicken meatballs with sauce and melted cheese cooked on a skillet garnished with chopped leaves.
Source: Spoonfulofflavor.com

23. Spinach Parmesan Ground Chicken Meatballs

If you’re ever asked to bring an appetizer to an event, make this recipe for ground chicken meatballs.

Lean ground chicken baked in a creamy tomato sauce laden with chopped spinach? Yes, please!

This one’s definitely one of my favorite recipes, and I’m sure it’ll be yours, too.

Pro-tip: if your oven is busy baking something else, cook your meatballs in the air fryer.

Butternut squash stuffed with chicken mince and fluffy white or brown rice, and topped with parmesan. 
Source: Sparklesofyum.com

24. Stuffed Butternut Squash with Chicken and Rice

A nutritious showstopper, this dish not only looks the part, but it also tastes amazing.

You’ll roast butternut squash until golden. Then, stuff it with chicken mince and fluffy white or brown rice. 

The secret ingredient? Montreal steak seasoning. Trust me, it works.

Grilled chicken kofta served with hummus, vegetable salad and feta bread.
Source: Themediterraneandish.com

25. Grilled Chicken Kofta

Kofta is a Mediterranean-style kebab found on menus all over Greece. 

In this recipe, the kofta patties are made with chicken mince, parsley, mint, and Aleppo-style pepper. for a mild, sweet, and spicy kick. 

A few minutes on the grill (or griddle) and you’ve a tasty high protein dinner the whole family will love.

Pro-tip: whip up a huge batch of patties for a healthy meal prep.

Burger with thick chicken patty, lettuce, tomatoes and cheese drizzled with buffalo wings sauce.
Source: Tasteandsee.com

26. Spicy Buffalo Chicken Burgers with Blue Cheese Sauce

Buffalo chicken and blue cheese sauce is one of my favorite combos.

Just when you think it can’t get any better, this recipe combines both in burger form. 

And this is one chicken burger that’s big on flavor, but low on guilt. Keto, low-carb, and gluten-free, it ticks all the healthy diet boxes. 

Bunch of chicken meatballs with spicy sauce.
Source: Littlespicejar.com

27. Firecracker Chicken Meatballs

Need a chicken dinner with some kick? How about firecracker meatballs?

Chicken mince is mixed with garlic and paprika to create succulent meatballs and then coated in a zesty firecracker sauce.

Intense without being overpowering, this dish delivers just the right amount of spicy, sweet heat. It keeps well in the fridge, too, making it ideal for meal prep.

Peppers stuffed with herbed chicken, topped with cheese.
Source: Wellplated.com

28. Italian Stuffed Peppers

Stuffed peppers make great appetizers, sides, or light lunches, and they’re perfect for meal prep.

They’re also extremely healthy thanks to the high vitamin C and antioxidant content of bell peppers.

And let’s not forget the presentation.

Vibrant red peppers stuffed with herbed chicken, topped with cheese, and baked in the oven or air fryer until golden brown.

Lettuce with sautéed ground chicken.
Source: Bestrecipebox.com

29. Sriracha Chicken Lettuce Wraps

If you’ve ever wanted to make your own sriracha hot sauce, this is the recipe for you.

And when you’ve made that sauce, there’s no better way to enjoy it than poured over Asian-style sauteed chicken and crunchy celery in a light lettuce wrap.

White rice in a bowl topped with ground chicken garnished with sprinkle of sesame seeds and chopped green onions.
Source: Atasteofmadness.com

30. Orange Ground Chicken

This is the perfect dinner to make when you’re short on time and need to get a hot meal on the table.

It only requires a few simple ingredients, including chicken, orange juice, ginger, garlic, chili paste, soy sauce, and green onions.

Cook up the chicken and serve it on top of white rice for a scrumptious treat.

30 Best Ground Chicken Recipes

Course: Dinner, MainCuisine: American
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking time

35

minutes
Calories

254

kcal

Enjoy the perfect balance of heat and sweet with these easy-to-make sweet chili chicken meatballs!

Ingredients

  • For the Meatballs:
  • 1 pound ground chicken

  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs

  • 1 large egg

  • 1/4 cup finely chopped green onions

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon grated ginger

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper

  • For the Sweet Chili Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup sweet chili sauce

  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, combine ground chicken, breadcrumbs, egg, green onions, garlic, ginger, salt, and pepper. Mix well.
  • Shape the mixture into 1-inch meatballs and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the meatballs are cooked through and golden.
  • While the meatballs are baking, whisk together sweet chili sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes in a saucepan. Simmer over low heat until the meatballs are ready.
  • Toss the baked meatballs in the sauce, coating them evenly.
  • Serve hot and enjoy!

Notes

  • Serve meatballs over a bed of rice, tucked into a sandwich, or mixed with stir-fried noodles.
  • Add a pinch of smoked paprika to the meatball mix for a subtle smoky depth and enhanced color.

Nutrition

  • Calories: 254kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 34g
  • Protein: 15g
  • Fat: 6g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 79mg
  • Sodium: 1611mg
  • Potassium: 185mg
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 23g
  • Calcium: 47mg
  • Iron: 2mg
Ground Chicken Recipes

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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