Bored of the same old chicken breast and leg recipes? Why not try using a more versatile alternative? Ground chicken is a fantastic ingredient that can be used in a wide variety of cuisines.
Try these easy-to-make ground chicken recipes to create interesting, unique, and mouthwateringly delicious meals that are simple enough to master while delivering stunning flavors. Be it nachos, sloppy joes, burgers, burrito bowls, egg rolls, or casseroles, these recipes will turn ground chicken into your pantry staple!
A one-pan meal, this ground chicken recipe uses ramen noodles, low-sodium sauce, and veggies to spice up the nutritional content of this dish and make it more flavorful. Garnish this delicious meal with green onions, cilantro, and chopped peanuts (optional) and serve.
Experience the warm, comforting flavors of garlic, herbs, and spices — all the traditional tastes of Italy — with this mouthwatering (and customizable!) recipe. Made by combining ground chicken, parmesan, breadcrumbs, and eggs, the juicy meatballs can be enjoyed as a fantastic appetizer or a main, especially when it’s served over spaghetti.
Loaded with ground chicken, beans, and fresh veggies, these super cheesy nachos are perfect to munch on. It’s perfect for both a small get-together or a movie-night date. Top it up with your favorite toppings — think cilantro, Greek yogurt, and shredded lettuce — to create an irresistibly crunchy snack!
This tangy, slightly sweet, and healthy version of sloppy joes has its fair share of veggies sneaked in the mixture while the BBQ sauce, honey, ketchup, soy sauce, and a generous helping of seasonings add a punch of irresistible flavor. Serve with crispy bacon and slices of cheddar cheese (optional).
These meatballs wrapped inside bread rolls that are slathered with heavenly garlic and parsley butter sauce are a fantastic option for gatherings or even as a fun weekend brunch. Top it with marinara sauce and melty, mozzarella cheese before baking, and then garnish with chopped cilantro before serving.
Moist, juicy, and flavorful, this burger recipe uses fresh herbs, breadcrumbs, and mayo in its composition to deliver an incredibly delicious comfort food. Add your favorite toppings and serve with a refreshing side salad (optional). Its flavor profile is bound to make it an instant crowd-pleaser.
An incredibly versatile recipe, this bowl is a vibrant and flavorful mix of nutritious brown rice, healthy veggies, and spicy ground chicken tossed in spices. Drizzle with chipotle cream sauce (optional), add your choice of toppings, and serve it over lettuce to enjoy this easy, healthy comfort food.
A hearty, low-carb, one-pot meal, this delicious recipe is the definition of fast and flavorful. Filled with shredded cheddar cheese, ground chicken, and cauliflower rice, this recipe can be served with avocado sauce, chopped cilantro, Pico de Gallo, sliced avocados, or sour cream for a toothsome meal.
Perfectly flavored and sporting enticing aromas, these kebabs are succulent and moist. Garnish this melt-in-your-mouth appetizer with lime juice and serve with freshly sliced onion rings and condiments of your choice. You can also pair them with a salad bowl or layer them between naan slices.
A twist on traditional chili, this big bowl of goodness is loaded with veggies, white beans, protein-rich ground chicken, and a heady mix of spices that can be customized according to your spice preferences. Sprinkle some parmesan cheese and chopped parsley on top for added color, texture, and flavor.
#11. Chicken Cottage Pie
A healthy dose of fresh veggies, garlic, herbs, and seasoned ground chicken topped with a combination of sweet potato, cauliflower, and potatoes delivers a nutritious punch to this delicious recipe. To make this perfect weeknight recipe healthier and more colorful and flavorful, add more of your favorite vegetables to the mix.
#12. Chicken Feta Burger
This filling, utterly satisfying, and delicious recipe is made with ground chicken blended with flavorful feta, an egg, roasted garlic, freshly chopped spinach, and some breadcrumbs. If you prefer a low-carb and gluten-free version, skip the buns and serve the juicy patties on a Greek salad.
#13. Chicken Egg Rolls
Made with ground chicken sauteed with shredded cabbage, carrot, and thinly-sliced onion and seasoned with aromatic spices, these egg rolls are crispy, crunchy, and super tasty. Serve with a sweet and sour sauce made with sugar, ketchup, white vinegar, soy sauce, and garlic salt for a lip-smacking meal.
#14. Chicken Empanada
A savory street snack, these stuffed pastries are made with a blend of spices, cheese, and ground chicken that ooze flavor in every bite. Serve it with some red chili sauce to kick up the spice quotient a notch. This meal will take your tastebuds for a ride!
#15. Chicken Keema
Get a taste of rich Indian flavors with this ground chicken recipe. Tomatoes, onions, ground chicken, and a heady dose of spices and herbs are cooked down to a beautiful, creamy texture in a pan deglazed with coconut milk. Garnish with cilantro and serve with naan or a bowl of rice to enjoy a hearty, filling dinner.
Sauteed with soy and hoisin sauce, this tangy Asian recipe is low on carbs and big on flavor and texture. Scoop the gluten and dairy-free mixture in lettuce leaves taco-style, or serve on top of your favorite Asian salad or even over noodles/rice to make cooking on busy weeknights a breeze.
#17. Chicken Meatloaf
A light, satisfying comfort food, this delicious meatloaf is made with sauteed veggies and ground chicken seasoned with garlic, parmesan, and parsley. Topped with a beautiful glaze made of brown sugar and ketchup, this sweet and savory delight is a fantastic meal that packs a flavorful punch.
Rich and comforting, this recipe made with marinara sauce, pasta, and seasoned ground chicken will hold its appeal even for the pickiest of eaters. To add some crunch, use breadcrumbs for the coating. Garnish this flavorsome dish with basil and serve it with a fresh Caesar salad (optional).
#19. Chicken Potstickers
Made with ground chicken and veggies, these crispy dumplings are served with a dipping sauce made with sliced scallions, garlic, sliced ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce, and Zhenjiang vinegar — all the rich Asian flavors we love! It’s a simple and quick recipe that does not hold back on flavors!
#20. Chicken Seekh Kabab
Juicy, tender, and incredibly flavorful, these chicken skewers will be the talk of any dinner party. Garnish it with freshly chopped cilantro for a boost of color and flavor and serve with cilantro chutney. Consider pairing it with naan or a garden salad for a hearty, low-carb alternative.
#21. Chicken Wonton Soup
Infused with heart-warming Asian flavors, this easy-to-make Chinese soup is made by mixing ground chicken, green onions, veggies (optional), and flavorings, then wrapping the mixture in wonton wrappers and cooking them in a delicious broth. This light and hearty soup is garnished with sliced spring onions/scallions before serving.
A Mediterranean-style kebab, the kofta is made with ground chicken, fresh herbs, and spices, including the amazing Aleppo pepper, for a mild sweet-and-spicy flavor. Serve it with a side of baba ghanoush, hummus, fattoush salad, white/cauliflower rice, or pita bread for a delicious meal.
The exotic flavors of the Latin-favorite Picadillo come to life with a host of diced veggies, soy sauce, ground chicken, and Tabasco. Stir in some chopped cilantro and serve piping hot in a bowl with white/brown/cauliflower rice. You can also serve it with plantains, beans, or tortillas if desired.
This recipe replaces the good old beef with ground chicken to create a dish that’s equally flavorful. A delicious gravy made with mushrooms and onions adds an amazing flavor to the chicken steak. Serve along with leaf lettuce and grated radish and ginger to enjoy a well-balanced meal.
Bringing the goodness of different Asian flavors to the forefront, this fake-out take-out recipe is easy to make and a feast for the senses. Make it with a Panda Express copycat sauce and serve with sliced green onions or over warmed rice or in lettuce wraps to enjoy.
Merging the flavors of minestrone and the Italian wedding soup in a rich, parmesan-infused broth, this soup is loaded with veggies, whole-wheat orzo, and tender chicken meatballs. Stirred with a generous amount of baby spinach and garnished with freshly chopped basil and parmesan, this is a healthy and superbly delicious meal.
Stuffed with a savory blend of protein-filled ground chicken, an Italian herb blend, gooey melty cheeses, and your desired whole grain like brown rice or farro, these stuffed bell peppers are absolute crowd-pleasers. Garnish with freshly chopped thyme or parsley and cheese and serve with a side of sauteed veggies.
#28. Italian Wedding Soup
A hearty and flavorful fare, this recipe is made with healthy veggies, fresh herbs, tender pasta, chicken-based broth, and juicy chicken meatballs. Garnish this flavorful and comforting soup with freshly grated parmesan cheese and serve with a side of crusty bread (optional) to soak up all its delectable goodness.
These simple Asian-inspired meatballs are made with a delectable blend of ground chicken, grated ginger and garlic, green onions, and some pepper and tossed in a deliciously unique tangy, sweet, and spicy sauce. Serve them over steamed rice and a generous sprinkling of toasted sesame seeds for a lip-smacking meal.
A perfect weekend lunch, this juicy and moist open-faced burger recipe is bursting with flavor and texture! Make them with ground chicken, pesto, parmesan cheese, salt, and garlic, and serve them on warm, toasted bread with the fantastic avocado spread layered with arugula and thick slices of fresh mozzarella and tomato!