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30 Best Ground Chicken Recipes

Bored with fried chicken drumsticks and thighs? Try these delicious and easy ground chicken recipes to put some more pep in your poultry.

From tacos to burgers, ground chicken (or chicken mince) is one of those incredibly versatile ingredients that cooks love.

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Easy Ground Chicken Recipes

And I’m not just talking about quick and easy comfort food. 

Ground chicken also can be the centerpiece of a dinner party with favorite recipes like sriracha chicken lettuce cups or grilled chicken kofta.

Juicy, inexpensive, and the basis for a whole host of tempting treats and delicious dinners, ground chicken is your next go-to pantry staple!

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.

2. Chicken Burgers

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

Poultry lovers don’t have to give up juicy burgers however with this recipe.

Just swap beef for chicken and you can make these moist and flavorful chicken patties.

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

3. Baked Chicken Meatballs

Italy gave us beautiful art, astounding architecture, and some of the tastiest recipes in the world.

Take a trip to Europe right from your own kitchen with these satisfying baked chicken patties.

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

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

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.

Italian wedding soup is the type of food you can fall in love to… which I guess explains the name.

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.

6. Chicken Parmesan Meatball Skillet

There’s so much going on in this recipe your taste buds won’t know what’s up… but they’ll like it.

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.

7. Chicken Meatloaf

Move over fried chicken. There’s a new chicken comfort food in town.

Chicken mince is generously seasoned with fresh herbs and parmesan before being shaped into a loaf. 

For an extra layer of flavor, cover the loaf with bacon strips.

Bake in the oven or air fryer, eat, and enjoy – because dinner shouldn’t feel like work.

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.

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.

It’s also low-carb thanks to the addition of broccoli or cauliflower rice instead of the classic grain. 

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.

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.

12. Chicken Parmesan Pasta

This 15-minute chicken parmesan pasta is an easy way to feed the whole family on busy weeknights.

Rich and comforting, it’s a bowlful of gastronomic goodness that makes good use of the standard chicken parm ingredients. 

Top it off with cheese and breadcrumbs for a crispy, golden finish.

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.

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!

15. Black Bean Chicken Burritos

More from Mexico with these hearty black bean chicken burritos that are simple, nutritious, and versatile.

Seasoned ground chicken, peppers, and tomatoes are stuffed into soft tortillas to create a high protein snack.

Serve with a sriracha mayo dipping sauce and dig in.

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.

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.

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. 

If you want to skip the meat, you can’t do better than this tempting chicken chili.

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!

19. Chicken Feta Burger

It’s time to stop putting cheddar on your burger.

There’s a whole world of cheeses out there, why limit your culinary horizons?!

In this recipe, lean ground chicken is blended with flavorful feta, roasted garlic, and fresh spinach for a uniquely healthy and juicy burger.

Load it up with tzatziki sauce and cram into your face. Boring burgers are now a thing of the past. You’re welcome.

20. Sticky Ginger Sesame Chicken Meatballs

Chicken meatballs flavored with ginger and sesame are drizzled with a sticky soy pomegranate sauce in this Asian-inspired takeout-style meal.

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

Sprinkled with sesame seeds and served over steamed jasmine rice or brown rice, it’s a filling dinner meal the whole family will love.

21. Taco Burger

Who knew that you could create an amazing burger with just chicken mince and taco seasoning?!

With only seven simple ingredients (including a homemade taco seasoning) it’s easy to pull together, cooks in minutes, and can be customized for low-carb or gluten-free meal prep.

Served with a generous spoonful of sriracha mayo, this burger will leave your whole family demanding more.

22. Ground Chicken Tacos

Tacos are a great meal for veg-adverse kids.

You can sneak in all kinds of healthy stuff and 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.

Taco chicken tastes better the next day, meaning it’s a great candidate for meal prep.

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 meatballs are baked in a creamy tomato sauce laden with chopped spinach.

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.

24. Stuffed Butternut Squash with Chicken and Rice

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

Butternut squash is roasted until golden, stuffed with chicken mince and fluffy white or brown rice, and topped with parmesan. 

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

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.

26. Buffalo Ground Chicken Burgers with Blue Cheese Sauce

Buffalo chicken and blue cheese sauce is one of humanity’s favorite recipes.

Just when you think it can’t get any better, this enterprising 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. 

27. Firecracker Chicken Meatballs

All recipes with ‘firecracker’ in the title have got to be good, and these fiery meatballs don’t disappoint.

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.

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.

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.

30. Mexican Chicken Picadillo

Picadillo is a sweet and sour blend of meat, raisins and olives.

It’s adapted in this recipe to create a spicy, tangy dish loaded with healthy veggies, lean ground chicken, and mouth-watering seasonings.

Flavored with cinnamon, cumin, spicy chilis, raisins, and salty olives, chicken mince picadillo is a delicious mess of tastes.

Plus, it’s not only delicious, but it’s also perfect for meal prep.

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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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