Ground Chicken Meatballs 4 Ways

Ground chicken is packed with lean protein, and offers a nutritious alternative to red meat, supporting muscle health and weight management. It’s also versatile and adapts to various recipes while maintaining a delicious and lighter profile.

This collection of healthy ground chicken meatball recipes will please your taste buds, and keep you on track with your nutrition goals. These recipes show how versatile ground chicken can be, ranging from teriyaki chicken-inspired meatballs to more indulgent chicken parmesan.

Whether you’re a meal prep enthusiast or just want a tasty twist, these gluten-free and low-carb options deliver on both nutrition and taste. So dive in, and explore the perfect blend of lean ground chicken, homemade sauces, and fresh herbs.

Cooking Tips

  • Use a cookie scoop to achieve perfectly portioned meatballs.
  • Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper and freeze your formed meatballs for 10–15 minutes to help them hold their shape before cooking.

Dijon Chicken Meatballs

These Dijon Chicken Meatballs are crafted from a flavorful chicken mixture infused with minced garlic and fresh parsley. The only equipment required — a large skillet, and a large mixing bowl, reducing both cleanup and cooking time.

Teriyaki Chicken Meatball Meal Prep

This recipe is the jack of all trades. It’s Whole 30-compliant, gluten-free, dairy-free, and paleo-friendly. Simple ingredients like garlic and onion powder come together to create this nutritious dish. If you’re not gluten-conscious, feel free to swap the almond flour with conventional flour. Looking for versatility in your meal prep? Enjoy these over white or cauliflower rice.

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

This meatball dish is a twist on an Italian cuisine classic. It comes together with simple pastry staples like Italian seasoning, black pepper, and tomato paste. Prepare this as a game day appetizer by forming smaller balls or enjoy it as a main dish. Serve with spaghetti or your choice of whole wheat pasta to keep things light. Top with fresh basil and red pepper flakes to enhance the mild flavors.

Easy Chicken Meatballs and Greek Salad

These gluten-free chicken meatballs transport your taste buds to the Mediterranean. They’re lightly seasoned with aromatic oregano, coriander, and cumin, and served over a classic Greek salad with feta cheese.

For an extra burst of freshness, consider adding optional ingredients like zucchini noodles and fresh mint.

Kinesha is an Executive Producer at ButcherBox with experience as a food truck owner, bartender, and content creator.