Juicy Chicken Meatballs – Spend With Pennies


Chicken meatballs are delicious and juicy, perfect as an appetizer or served with pasta.

Ground chicken is mixed with bread crumbs and seasonings rolled into meatballs and baked until tender.

Prep ahead and freeze them in batches for quick weeknight meals.

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Easy Baked Chicken Meatballs

Serve these meatballs with marinara sauce over pasta or on game day with grape jelly sauce!

  • They’re so versatile! Use these chicken meatballs in any recipe calling for meatballs.
  • Prep a double batch – they can be frozen either before or after baking.
  • Add chicken meatballs to soups, pasta, or over rice.
  • Chicken meatballs have fewer calories and less fat than beef/pork meatballs.
ingredients to make Chicken Meatballs in a bowl

Ingredients in Chicken Meatballs

Chicken – I use lean ground chicken to make juicy meatballs. Extra-lean is made with chicken breast, and while it will work, ensure that you don’t overcook them. You can replace the meat with ground turkey.

Breadcrumbs – Seasoned breadcrumbs have a finer texture and add extra flavor, but Panko breadcrumbs work as well. They’re added to bind the ingredients together and make them juicy as they soak up some of the juices while they bake.

Flavor – Parmesan cheese gives these chicken meatballs some extra flavor. Feel free to add a little Italian seasoning or red pepper flakes if you’d like.

How to Make Chicken Meatballs

  1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl according to the recipe below.
  2. Roll mixture into meatballs and place on a prepared baking sheet.
  3. Bake until they are just cooked through.

KITCHEN TIP: Ensure meatballs are the same size so they cook evenly. A cookie scoop makes this quick and easy!

How to Freeze Chicken Meatballs

Prepare the meatballs as directed and freeze on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Once frozen, transfer the meatballs to an airtight container or freezer bag and freeze for up to 4 months.

  • To bake raw meatballs from frozen: Cook for 25 to 28 minutes
  • To bake cooked meatballs from frozen: Cook for 18 to 20 minutes.
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  • Leftover meatballs can be stored in a covered container in the fridge for up to 4 days.

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Chicken Meatballs

These ground chicken meatballs are moist & juicy. Serve with pasta, as an appetizer, or in soup!

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 30 minutes

Total Time 45 minutes

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  • Preheat oven to 400°F.

  • In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients together. Mix until just combined.

  • Line a baking pan with parchment paper. Roll the meat mixture into 1-inch meatballs (you should have 24 total) and place them on the baking sheet.

  • Bake for 20-22 minutes or until the meatballs are just cooked through. Do not overbake.

Avoid overbaking meatballs so they stay juicy when added to other dishes. Internal temperature should read 165°F. To Freeze: Freeze meatballs either before or after cooking and bake from frozen.
  • To bake raw meatballs from frozen: Cook for 25 to 28 minutes
  • To bake cooked meatballs from frozen: Cook for 18 to 20 minutes.

Calories: 44 | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 89mg | Potassium: 112mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Appetizer, Chicken, Dinner, Main Course, Party Food
Cuisine American
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