Baked Chicken Meatballs

These tasty Chicken Meatballs are a classic meatball recipe made with ground chicken and a few other simple ingredients! 

Serve these Chicken Meatballs with simple buttered noodles, Homemade Spaghetti Sauce, and Garlic Bread. You can also serve them with Spaghetti Squash for a tasty lower carb dish.

serving chicken meatballs with pasta and sauce

Easy Baked Chicken Meatballs

Ashley here from Spoonful of Flavor to bring you one of my favorite easy weeknight meals.

Pasta with meatballs is a classic meal that everyone loves. Combine ground chicken and a few simple ingredients, then, they bake in the oven to create a tasty little chicken meatball that is packed with Italian flavor.

Serve these meatballs over Tomato Basil Pasta, or any favorite pasta, or make a meatball sandwich with pasta sauce and mozzarella cheese. You will want to add these tasty little meatballs to your dinner menu every single week!

uncooked chicken meatballs on a sheet pan

How To Make Chicken Meatballs

Meatballs come together with a few simple steps. You can also prep these in advance to save time at dinner.

  1. First, make the meatball mixture. Mix together all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl – ground chicken, egg, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, Italian seasoning, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and red pepper flakes. the olive oil will help to keep the meatballs moist since ground chicken is naturally low in fat.
  2. Next, shape the mixture into 1 to 1 1/2-inch balls, about 12 to 15 meatballs total. Easily double or triple this recipe if you need more. A cookie scoop is an excellent tool to keep on hand for making chicken meatballs.
  3. Place the meatballs on a prepared baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking sheet to keep them from sticking.
  4. Bake the meatballs at 400 degrees for 20 minutes, or until cooked through. These meatballs are done when a digital meat thermometer inserted into the center of the meatballs reaches 165 degrees Fahrenheit.
  5. Serve the meatballs over pasta with sauce, in subs or with a cocktail meatball sauce.

homemade chicken meatballs on a plate

Recipe Tips and Tricks

  • Mix with your hands, and do not overmix! Overmixing is usually the culprit when your meatballs have a dense texture. Using your hands will help you keep from mixing too much.
  • Store leftovers in a sealed container for up to 3-4 days in the fridge. Freeze, tightly wrapped, for up to two months. Bake from frozen until warmed, or toss into bubbling stovetop sauce.
  • You can also freeze these meatballs raw. Freeze raw meatballs for up to three months, and cooked meatballs for up to two months. Cook through before adding to your sauce.

a fork stuck into a meatball, lifting it up off of a plate of spaghetti.

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Chicken Meatballs

Chicken Meatballs are a classic meatball recipe made with ground chicken and a few other simple ingredients! 
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 15 meatballs
Calories 81kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley minced
  • 2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • In a large mixing bowl, lightly beat egg. Add ground chicken, bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, olive oil, Worcestershire sauce, parsley, Italian seasoning, salt, garlic and onion powders and red pepper flakes.
  • Use your hands or a wooden spoon to mix ingredients evenly until just combined, being careful not to overmix.
  • Shape the mixture into 12 to 15 meatballs, about 1- to 1 ½- inches in size. Arrange separately on baking sheet.
  • Bake in upper third of the oven for 18 to 21 minutes, until cooked through. Serve over pasta with pasta sauce, in subs, or with cocktail meatball sauce.

Notes

  • Freeze uncooked meatballs for up to 3 months or cooked meatballs for up to 2 months. Thaw meatballs and cook or reheat prior to serving.

Nutrition

Calories: 81kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 7gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 41mgSodium: 255mgPotassium: 195mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 93IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 38mgIron: 1mg
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Ashley

Ashley is the creator of Spoonful of Flavor. She loves creating easy, wholesome meals and believes in balancing clean eats with sweet treats. When she is not in the kitchen, you will find her traveling to foodie spots near and far.

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  1. Made these this afternoon for a get together with family. Made/cooked the chicken meatballs, then mixed them with Sweet Baby Rays Honey BBQ sauce, and put in the crock pot to keep warm. They were a hit for sure – will try with Buffalo wing sauce later in the fall.