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    Simple and easy to make these homemade chicken meatballs are seasoned with parmesan and fresh parsley for one delicious bite. Quick to prep and ready to serve within 30 minutes.

    ground chicken meatballs on a plate

    These easy chicken meatballs are super delicious, and they are so effortless to make! Perfect to serve as part of an easy weeknight dinner with your favorite sides.

    Made with just a handful of simple ingredients, they are perfectly juicy and are low carb to boot.

    Be sure to try my Swedish Meatballs and Paleo Meatballs too!

    baked meatballs on a plate

    Why you will love this chicken meatballs recipe!

    • Healthy: High in protein and low in saturated fat, they are a great alternative to beef meatballs. Baked rather than fried for an easy addition to any well balanced meal.
    • Make ahead: They are great for meal prep throughout the week and are also freezer friendly.
    • Easy and quick: It takes minutes to make a batch of these meatballs and they are oven baked leaving you to get on with the rest of the meal.

    Ingredients

    • Ground chicken: Ground chicken is a great alternative to beef. It contains less saturated fat and calories.
    • Egg: To bind the ingredients together.
    • Panko breadcrumbs: I prefer to use panko, but you can use plain breadcrumbs too. Use gluten-free breadcrumbs if you have an intolerance.
    • Milk: You can use any milk you like in this baked chicken meatballs recipe, dairy or plant based both work well.
    • Oil: I like to use olive oil, but vegetable or canola will work just fine.
    • Seasonings: Garlic, parsley, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
    chicken meatballs ingredients

    How to make chicken meatballs

    • Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well incorporated, but be careful not to overmix it.
    • Using a 1-inch scoop, take from the mixture and make meatballs using your hands to form the balls. (You can dip your hands in a bowl with water when they get too sticky to help make your meatballs smoother.)
    • Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake chicken meatballs in a preheated 400 F oven for about 20 – 25 minutes, or until cooked through.
    • Take out from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes.
    • Serve with your favorite side and salad.
    process images of how to bake chicken meatballs in the oven

    Can you make these with other ground meats?

    These healthy chicken meatballs are delicious, but you can easily make them with other ground meats. Turkey, pork, and beef all work well. I prefer to use lean ground meat for these for a healthier option.

    What do you serve them with?

    These ground chicken meatballs are great to serve on pasta, tossed in your favorite sauce, or, serve them as is with your favorite salad, veggie, or potato side dishes. Try them with:

    healthy meatballs on a plate

    How long do they keep?

    You can keep the uncooked meatballs covered in the fridge for up to 2 days, and if cooked, they will keep well for up to 4. Cooked meatballs can be reheated in the oven at 350F for 10 to 15 minutes until heated through.

    Can you freeze them?

    You can freeze these meatballs either cooked or uncooked, either way, they will keep well for 3 months. Thaw the meatballs in the fridge overnight before reheating or cooking.

    TIPS FROM NELI’S KITCHEN

    Recipe Notes and Tips for the Best Chicken Meatballs

    • Don’t over mix the ground chicken with the other ingredients. Everything should be combined, but overworking it can produce tough and chewy meatballs.
    • If you prefer, you can cook these meatballs in a little oil in a skillet. Just be sure that they reach an internal temperature of 165F before serving.
    • These meatballs also make for a great appetizer, serve with toothpicks and your favorite dip.

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    If you loved these baked chicken meatballs, i am sure you will also love these other chicken dinner recipes:

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    Chicken Meatballs

    Simple and easy to make these homemade chicken meatballs are seasoned with parmesan and fresh parsley for one delicious bite. Quick to prep and ready to serve within 30 minutes.
    Prep Time 10 minutes
    Cook Time 20 minutes
    Total Time 30 minutes
    Servings 4 servings
    Calories 301kcal

    INGREDIENTS

    INSTRUCTIONS

    • Mix all ingredients in a bowl until well incorporated, but be careful not to overmix it.
    • Using a 1-inch scoop, take from the mixture and make meatballs using your hands to form the balls. (You can dip your hands in a bowl with water when they get too sticky to help make your meatballs smoother.)
    • Place on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake in a preheated 400 F oven for about 20 – 25 minutes, or until cooked through.
    • Take out from the oven and let rest for 5 minutes.
    • Serve with your favorite side and salad.

    TIPS & NOTES

    • Don’t over mix the ground chicken with the other ingredients. Everything should be combined, but overworking it can produce tough and chewy meatballs.
    • If you prefer, you can cook these meatballs in a little oil in a skillet. Just be sure that they reach an internal temperature of 165F before serving.
    • These meatballs also make for a great appetizer, serve with toothpicks and your favorite dip.

    NUTRITION

    Calories: 301kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 150mg | Sodium: 916mg | Potassium: 671mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 357IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 188mg | Iron: 2mg
    Course Appetizer, Main Course
    Cuisine American
    Keyword baked chicken meatballs, ground chicken meatballs, how to make chicken meatballs
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    Suzanne

    5 stars
    This was really good, Neli! Very flavorful and a definite keeper to put in the rotation. Thank you.

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