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Easy Baked Chicken Meatballs are a total family favorite! You’ll love how easy they come together. They can be eaten plain, or served up in classics like spaghetti and meatballs and meatball subs. 

Baked Chicken Meatballs on parchment paper on a baking sheet.

Ground chicken meatballs are a guaranteed win at dinner.  If your kid likes chicken nuggets, they will like these meatballs too. We’ve made sure to design a recipe that grow ups will love too. They are full of flavor! And we’ve added healthy fats in to make sure that your meatballs stay nice and moist.

PRO TIP: Olive oil is often added to ground poultry to add moisture and flavor. Because olive oil is a healthy fat, this keeps ground poultry a healthier option than ground beef without sacrificing that perfect juicy meatball.

Can I use ground turkey instead?

Yes, you can use ground turkey instead of ground chicken in this recipe to make turkey meatballs. The cooking time will remain the same. Ground turkey comes in various fat options. We recommend using a lean ground turkey.

Eggs being poured into a Ground Chicken Meatball Mixture

 Raw chicken meatballs laying on a parchment paper-covered baking sheet.

How should I serve chicken meatballs?

You can serve meatballs plain, as a main dish (these chicken meatballs are definitely good enough!), or you can serve it up with spaghetti sauce for spaghetti and meatballs. Another classic option is to serve them up in meatball subs.

If you like this recipe, you may be interested in these other meatball recipes:

SERVING SIZE: This recipe makes 18 meatballs which will serve 4 to 5 people.

FREEZER INSTRUCTIONS: These meatballs can be frozen. Place on a baking sheet after forming into meatballs and place in the freezer to freeze. Once frozen, remove from baking sheet and transfer to a resealable plastic bag for longer term storage. They will stay good in the freezer for 1 to 3 months.

LEFTOVER AND REHEATING INSTRUCTIONS: Store in an airtight container or plastic bag in the refrigerator. Will stay good for 5 days, and up to 7 if your ground chicken was fresh and recently purchased.

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Baked Chicken Meatballs on parchment paper on a baking sheet.
Easy Baked Chicken Meatballs are a total family favorite! You'll love how easy they come together. They can be eaten plain, or served up in classics like spaghetti and meatballs and meatball subs. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1  to 1 1/2 pounds ground chicken
  • 3/4 cup plain dried bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (optional)
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons milk
Instructions
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly spray a 9 x 13 pan or baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine ground chicken, bread crumbs, parmesan, garlic, basil, salt, and red pepper flakes. Add in milk, egg, olive oil, and Worcestershire sauce. Mix thoroughly until ingredients are evenly distributed.
  • Shape into 1 to 1.5 inch balls. Whatever size you choose, they should all be roughly the same size for even cooking.
  • Bake for 25 -30 minutes. For extra crispy add another 15 minutes.
Notes
SERVING SIZE: This recipe makes 18 meatballs which will serve 4 to 5 people. 
FREEZER INSTRUCTIONS: These meatballs can be frozen. Place on a baking sheet after forming into meatballs and place in the freezer to freeze. Once frozen, remove from baking sheet and transfer to a resealable plastic bag for longer term storage. They will stay good in the fridge for 1 to 3 months.
LEFTOVER AND REHEATING INSTRUCTIONS: Store in an airtight container or plastic bag in the refrigerator. Will stay good for 5 days, and up to 7 if your ground chicken was fresh and recently purchased. 

Nutrition

Calories: 80kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 220mg | Potassium: 178mg | Vitamin A: 60IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 58mg | Iron: 1.1mg
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Chicken Meatballs

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Ruth

Double recipe. No oil. No red pepper. No salt. 2oz each.

Jennine Smith

4 stars
Yum! I ended up making two different sized meatball, putting pieces of cut string cheese in the middle of the larger meatballs.
Served these over some buttered spaghetti noodles topped with a little extra cheese!

Debbie Greene

Made these tonight for supper, they were delicious… Used a combination of ground turkey and ground pork… Hubby loved them… 🙂

Dona

4 stars
These are good. I will add oil next time.

Barb

I made these for my Mum’s 90th Birthday party. They were one of the favourites of a huge buffet of food. Many people complimented them and asked for the recipe.

DEARNE HAWKINS

How can I do something like this Gluten free? They sound great and the comments prove it.

Tina

5 stars
I have Celiac Disease and make these. Just sub in gluten-free breadcrumbs and use Lea and Perrins Worcestershire sauce.

Use GF cornflake crumbs in place of bread crumbs. I have a batch of chicken meatballs coming out of the oven right now.

Jon Zang

I made these last night for dinner using lean ground pork and they were THE BOMB!! These were the best meatballs I’ve ever eaten. The reason I went with pork is that they had a fresh ground pack that was 1.4 pounds , which I wanted more than one pound but less than 2, which would have been the case with chicken or turkey. I made them just as the recipe states and I use olive oil in the mix. I baked for about a half hour, flipped them over and cooked for another 15 or 20 minutes. You won’t… Read more »

Tricia

5 stars
This recipe looks great! I had WLS and am always looking for easy foods to pre-prep for my meals that are high in protein and somewhat low in carbs. This looks like a great choice. I’m going to try them this weekend.

Wanda

Love these I use oatmeal instead of breadcrumbs!

5 stars
I loved this recipe and i saved it into my personal dairy and i will try it sometimes although I’m not sure I’m a good cook. But I like cooking, and it’s a real family thing – an expression of love being together…..

Cindy Gulden

4 stars
These were delicious! We ate them plain without any sauce and I was surprised at how flavorful they were! Great recipe!

Lillian Palko

5 stars
I loved this recipe as did my daughter who is an adult and baked it for her family. But we both found the cooking time was too long.

Dale

I cooked for 25 min perfect

Your nutrition facts are based on how many meatballs?

5 stars
Theses are delish for meatball subs and my grandchildren love them !

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