Ground chicken gets a little less attention than ground beef and turkey. You would be amazed at how many different way you can cook this humble meat in ground form. From meatballs to nachos to soups to tacos… there are endless possibilities and some great ground chicken recipes.
The best thing is, ground chicken is a much healthier option, as it’s so much leaner than red meat. Plus it cooks in a breeze. So you end up with a quick, healthy yet delicious meal. Perfect for your busy weeknights.
We have compiled a list of some of the tastiest and best looking ground chicken recipes from GyspyPlate and all around the internet. Next time you’re grocery shopping, grab a packet of ground chicken instead of turkey or beef. You are going to be amazed how it transforms into some of the best flavors.
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Our Favorite Ground Chicken Recipes:
1. Chicken Lettuce Wraps with Peanut Sauce
We are starting our list with this tasty and super quick crowd pleaser. These P.F. Chang inspired chicken lettuce wraps are perfect for an appetizer fit for guests or an easy weeknight meal. And its low carb. Winner!
2. Baked Chicken Nachos
These baked chicken nachos are cheesy and loaded with toppings. They can be made in under 30 minutes. Yes. Get togethers and hosting was never this easy!
3. Firecracker Chicken Meatballs
These meatballs are spiced up with sweet, savory and spicy firecracker sauce. They’re perfect tender morsels for your peeps.
4. Amazing Chicken Potstickers
These chicken potstickers are filled with ground chicken, veggies and packed with good old Asian flavors. They are quick and easy to make.
5. Chicken Chapli Kababs
These ground chicken patties are succulent, moist and melt in your mouth. Perfectly flavored, they are great as appetizers or can go over your salad bowl or in between naan or pita pockets.
6. Chicken Seekh Kabab
These chicken skewers are fabulous for get togethers or party. They are juicy and tender and flavored just right.
7. Cheesy Chicken Meatballs Rolls
These juicy meatballs are stuffed inside bread rolls and slathered with a delicious garlic butter sauce, then topped with marinara sauce and heaps of melty cheese and finished off in the oven.
8. Chicken Empanadas
These easy ground chicken empanadas are filled with delicious savory filling. They are extremely popular in some South American countries. They will become your go to snack in no time.
9. Italian Minestrone Soup with Chicken Meatballs
This soup is a hybrid of two soups, minestrone and Italian wedding soup. It has rich, parmesan-infused broth, tons of veggies, whole-wheat orzo, and the most tender, flavorful chicken meatballs. Real delicious. This one is going to go in your regular rotation very soon.
10. Chicken Wonton Soup
This quick and easy Chinese soup can be an appetizer or main meal. Ground chicken with delicious Asian flavorings is stuffed inside the wonton and simply put in flavored broth.
11. Italian Wedding Soup
This hearty delicious soup is quick, easy and filled with juicy, tender chicken meatball, fresh veggies and tiny bits of pasta. Cozy, comfort in a bowl. In no time, this is going to be everybody’s favorite.
12. Chicken Taco Soup
This taco flavor soup has all the goodness of chicken, veggies and you can load it up with all your favorite Mexican toppings. This is healthy complete meal where everybody will go for seconds
13.Thai Basil Chicken (Pad Krapow Gai)
This Thai favorite happens very fast…20 minutes fast. It’s bursting with flavors. Hot chilis, garlic and Thai basil lends amazing flavors to ground chicken. You can always customize the heat to your taste and try this quick stir fry in your very own kitchen.
14. Creamy Parmesan Chicken Meatballs
These creamy cheesy meatballs are a comfort food lover’s dream come true. These tender meatballs are drenched in a amazing creamy sauce the whole family will love. This may become one of your favorite ground chicken recipes.
15. Butter Chicken Meatballs
Here’s one of my favorite ground chicken recipes! Meatballs in that famous Indian Butter chicken sauce. Life can’t get better than this. Chicken meatballs get other life with delicious creamy tomatoee sauce. This is the way you impress your family and guests.
16. White Chili With Ground Chicken & Sour Cream
Chilis are big bowls of comfort. This delicious White Chicken Chili is made with ground chicken, sour cream and is ready to be served in just 40 minutes. This easy and hearty soup recipe will keep you full and satisfied for hours. Perfect recipe for busy weeknight dinners.
17. Asian Ground Chicken Noodles
These chicken noodles are a one pan easy meal in under 20 minutes. This turns delicious every single time and all you need is simple regular ingredients.
18. Chicken Meatloaf
Your favorite meatloaf turns so much healthier without compromising on flavors. Ground chicken mixed with loads of goodies baked to perfection and glazed over. End result? Moist and delicious!
19. Ground Chicken Tacos
30 minute Ground Chicken Tacos cooked with vegetables and all the fixins in one skillet for a healthy taco family meal. Perfect for busy weeknights and kids love these chicken tacos!
20. Ground Chicken Salisbury Steak
Salisbury steak goes lighter by replacing beef with ground chicken. What a novel idea. All the deliciousness without compromising flavors. Chicken steaks with delicious gravy with mushrooms and onions. Comfort food without the guilt trip.
21. Ground Chicken Picadillo
You must try this Latin favorite, Picadillo… My favorite!! This hash like thing is packed with all the regular Latin flavors and some unusal flavors coming from olives and raisins. Believe me, it all works wonderfully. Make a big batch and have it over a plateful of rice. You are going to love this one.
22. Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowls
Ground chicken, broccoli, and carrots simmered on the stove top in a delicious and simple teriyaki sauce. Serve over rice and garnish with green onions. Simple, quick and easy.
23. Chicken Parmesan Pasta
Who doesn’t want dinner in 15 minutes? Everybody’s favorite Italian pasta made with ground chicken, garlic, marinara all topped with plenty of cheese… Yum.
24. Homemade Chicken Burgers
Just because chicken is lean, it doesn’t have to be bland and boring. These chicken burgers are as delicious as beef ones. These burgers are packed with sour cream and chives for moisture and flavor. Try them tonight and cook them for your next barbeque party.
25. Healthy Mexican Casserole
This 30 Minute Healthy Mexican Casserole is full of fresh veggies, lean ground chicken, beans and just a bit of cheese to make it irresistible! Perfect for some Mexican night.
26. Chicken Keema
Keema is an Indian ground meat dish similar to hash or chili. This versions has different layers of flavor that are married together with creamy and rich coconut milk. All you need is some naan rotis or a bowl full of rice.
27. Italian Stuffed Peppers
These sweet bell peppers are stuffed with a savory blend of ground chicken, Italian herbs and cheeses, and the whole grain of your choice. A quick hands on prep and let the oven cook for you.
28. Ground Orange Chicken
Panda Expresses copycat chicken in ground form. It takes only 20 minutes and turns up so much better than the take out place. Keep these different Asian flavors going.
29. Best Chicken Quesadillas
Quesadillas are all family’s fav. This one comes in an easy 5 steps and is ready on the table in under 30 minutes. Once you cook the ground chicken with all the seasonings, it’s just a matter of assembling your quesadillas and cooking them a few minutes. Delicious Mexican meal.
30. Korean Chicken Rice Bowls
This one has a little heat, which is so Korean. Lean ground chicken gets tons of flavor from Korean ingredients like gochujang, red pepper flakes, garlic, ginger, and scallions. Make that zingy yet yummy bowl tonight in under 15 minutes.
31. Chicken Bolognese Sauce
Chicken in Bolognese sauce? Why not? With wine, tomatoes and lots of seasonings, you will never miss red meat in this chicken Bolognese sauce. Same tasty meal, yet so much lighter and healthier.
32. Chicken Stuffed Zucchini
This meal happens with less than 10 ingredients. These zucchini boats are a breeze to make when you stuff them with seasoned ground chicken, marinara sauce and cheese. Kid friendly and delicious.
33. Chicken Sloppy Joes
I am wrapping up the list with this classic comfort food taking a lighter tone. Not when it comes to flavors though. It’s bursting with all good flavors. Make these ground chicken sloppy joes and in no time this will become your favorite sloppy one.
So as you can see, whole new meals are waiting for you, by just changing the meat. Give it a try to any one or all of these ground chicken recipes and let us know which one you liked the most. Make a quick rice bowl from different cuisines or meatballs or have fun with nachos or tacos… Have fun!!
- 1.5lb ground chicken
- 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
- 1.2 cup parmesan cheese
- 1 egg
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- 2 tsp dried herbs (basil, oregano, thyme, italian seasoning, parsley... your choice!)
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In it's absence, spray with cooking spray.
- Mix all meatball ingredients into a homogenous mixture.
- Form mixture into 1.5 inch balls and arrange on baking sheet.
- Cook in the oven for 20 minutes, or until internal temperature reached 165°F.
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 367Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 170mgSodium 944mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 1gSugar 1gProtein 35g
Nutrition information calculated by Nutritionix.
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