21 Ground Chicken Recipes

This collection of 21 delicious ground chicken recipes is sure to satisfy your taste buds and add some variety to your meal rotation.

Includes recipes suitable for low carb, Keto and Paleo diets. Weight Watchers Points included in some recipes.

A collage of images of dishes made with ground chicken

Are you tired of the same old ground beef or ground turkey recipes? If so, it’s time to give the ground chicken a try! And this list of 21 delicious ground chicken recipes is sure to satisfy your taste buds and add some variety to your meal rotation. 

Ground chicken is a lean and healthy protein option that can be used in a variety of dishes, from burgers and meatballs to casseroles and soups.

Whether you’re looking for something quick and easy for a weeknight dinner or a more elaborate dish to impress your guests, these recipes with ground chicken will check all the boxes. Just like my collection of Italian Sausage Recipes and these Canned Chicken Recipes.

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Benefits of Using Ground Chicken

Ground chicken is a versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of recipes. Some of the benefits of using ground chicken include:

  • Healthier option: Ground chicken is generally lower in fat than ground beef, making it a healthier option for those who are watching their calorie or fat intake.
  • Lower cost: Ground chicken is often less expensive than other types of ground meat, making it an economical choice for budget-conscious consumers.
  • Mild flavor: Ground chicken has a mild flavor that can be easily seasoned and paired with a variety of ingredients.
  • Easy to digest: Ground chicken is easy to digest, making it a good option for those with digestive issues or who are recovering from illness.
  • Versatile: Ground chicken can be used in a wide range of dishes, from burgers and meatballs to tacos and stir-fries.

Overall, ground chicken is a healthy, affordable, and versatile ingredient that can be used in a variety of recipes.

There are many simple ground chicken recipes that are easy to make and totally delicious, and with this awesome collection, there truly is something for everyone!

21 Delicious Ground Chicken Recipes

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1. Ground Chicken Chili

top down view of the finished ground chicken chili

 This Ground Chicken Chili recipe is flavorful, satisfying, quick, and easy to make using everyday pantry staples.

This is a one-pot meal that cooks in just 30 minutes, so it’s perfect for busy weeknight dinners and your weekly meal prep. And it’s easily adaptable to perfectly suit your taste.

Get the recipe here.

2. Instant Pot Chicken Chili

overhead view of white bowl with blue rim containing finished Instant Pot chicken chili

Instant Pot Chicken Chili is hearty, flavorful, and ready to serve in minutes. This easy pressure cooker chili recipe is sure to become a family favorite!

A super versatile dish, you can ladle it into bowls, serve it over rice or spaghetti, use it to top baked potatoes, roll it into tortillas, or for making classic chili dogs.

And because it’s an easy one-pot meal that’s both gluten free and dairy free, it’s a great dish for bringing to potlucks and serving at large gatherings. Plus, it’s freezer friendly, so it’s perfect for meal prep too.

Get the recipe here.

3. Air Fryer Turkey Burgers

two of the completed turkey burgers served on sesame seed buns

These Air Fryer Turkey Burgers are a healthy burger alternative that doesn’t compromise on texture or flavor. 

It’s so easy to make delicious juicy turkey burgers in less than 10 minutes in the air fryer. And these southwestern-style Air Fryer Turkey Burgers are so juicy and full of flavor, it’s hard to believe that they are healthier than traditional burgers.

No need to heat up the grill, cooking turkey burgers in the air fryer means you’ll get a crispy exterior and a tender and juicy interior, plus cooking and cleanup are a breeze!

Get the recipe here.

4. Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs + Meal Prep

Air Fryer Meatballs (Turkey Meatballs) on a plate with coloured toothpics

These delicious Air Fryer Turkey Meatballs are very versatile. Serve as an appetizer, in a sandwich or toss them in your regular pasta sauce and serve over cauliflower rice or veggie noodles for a low-carb yet comforting meal.

Made with ground turkey or chicken, juicy bell pepper, and fresh herbs all mixed up and air fried to perfection. Love to meal prep? Simply double or even triple the recipe, then freeze for using in your favorite recipes.

Yeap, with these tasty air fryer meatballs, appetizers and dinners have never tasted so good.

Get the recipe here.

5. Skillet White Chicken Lasagna

white chicken skillet lasagna served on a plate
Photo: Dessert For Two

This white chicken skillet lasagna is a one-skillet, one-pan-to-clean cheesy skillet of lasagna deliciousness.

If you love lasagna but don’t want to make a whole pan of it, you’ve got to try making it like this!

Made with ground chicken, an easy béchamel, and topped with gooey melting cheese, you will love this way to get all the flavors of lasagna without all of the work.

Get the recipe here from Dessert For Two

6. Greek Ground Chicken Stuffed Peppers

the completed greek ground chicken stuffed peppers recipe
Photo: Peel With Zeal

This ground chicken stuffed peppers recipe is healthy and full of flavor with Greek-inspired flavors, tomatoes, and brown rice. 

Perfect for using up leftover rice, and all the components can be made in advance, so it’s a great recipe for meal prep.

This easy dinner recipe is a weeknight staple in my house and is so delicious it will become a staple in your house too!

Get the recipe here from Peel With Zeal

7. Thai Basil Chicken Recipe (Pad Kra Pao Gai)

top down view of the finished thai basil chicken recipe
Photo: The Forked Spoon

Thai Basil Chicken Recipe is made with delicious bits of ground chicken, shallots, and fresh basil stir-fried in a light and flavorful sauce filled with lots of heat and just the right amount of sweetness. 

This simple, delicious, and super flavorful Thai basil chicken is also known as pad kra pao gai or holy basil chicken stir-fry. It may seem complex, but it’s so easy to make, anyone can do it! 

Plus, it’s ready in under 30 minutes, so it’s just the thing for busy weeknight dinners.

Get the recipe here from The Forked Spoon

8. Chicken Meatball Soup

two bowls of chicken meatball soup
Photo: Craving Some Creativity

Chicken Meatball Soup is a light and savory broth-based soup full of flavorful kale, carrots, and potatoes. 

This Italian Chicken Meatball Soup is surprisingly simple, comforting, healthy, and can be made all in one pot! The herby Italian chicken meatballs are the star while they simmer in this one pot meal.

This versatile soup is perfect for serving as a meal in itself or as an accompaniment to your favorite Italian main dish.

Get the recipe here from Craving Some Creativity

9. Easy Chicken Rissoles

close up view of three chicken rissoles

These easy chicken rissoles are made with only 5 ingredients and are a fun dinner or lunch idea that pairs well with any side dish.

Rissoles are delicious fried or baked savory patties, and this recipe is a leaner and lighter version of a traditional rissole made with ground chicken.

To make mealtime even easier, simply prep the rissoles in advance and keep them in the fridge until you’re ready to cook.

Get the recipe here from Peel With Zeal

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10. No Rice Stuffed Peppers

top down view of no rice stuffed peppers made with ground chicken
Photo: Frozen Bananas

These No Rice Stuffed Peppers are the perfect low carb weeknight meal! These healthy bell peppers are stuffed with ground chicken and cauliflower rice.

You get all the great flavor of classic stuffed peppers in a healthier, low carb dish. Plus, they look impressive but are quite simple to make with affordable pantry ingredients.

Get the recipe here from Frozen Bananas

11. Chicken Meatballs with Honey Mustard Sauce

the finished chicken meatballs with honey mustard sauce served with green beans and potatoes
Photo: Krumpli

These delectable chicken meatballs with garlic, thyme, and rosemary are cooked in either an air fryer or oven and finished in a creamy honey and mustard sauce.

You can prepare the meatballs in advance and leave them in the fridge or freeze them, and cooking takes a rapid 20 minutes!

This recipe is so versatile, and it’s ideal for weekly meal prep, bringing to potlucks, or anytime you need an easy yet satisfying meal.

Get the recipe here from Krumpli

12. Easy Chicken Sausage Rolls

a stack of finished chicken sausage rolls with a hand removing one piece
Photo: The Cinnamon Jar

Looking for a quick and delicious snack or appetizer? Then this chicken sausage roll recipe is the perfect choice! 

Made with just a few simple ingredients, these homemade sausage rolls are so easy to make using ready-made puff pastry.

This is a kid-approved dish that the whole family will love!

Get the recipe here from The Cinnamon Jar

13. Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps

the completed Asian chicken lettuce wraps ready to be served
Photo: Joy Food Sunshine

These Asian Chicken Lettuce Wraps are better than P.F. Chang’s! A quick (less than 30 minutes), easy, and healthy dinner that tastes delicious! Gluten and dairy-free!

Perfectly seasoned ground chicken, diced veggies, and a delectable sauce combine for a restaurant-quality dish that can be served as an appetizer, snack, or main course.

Homemade lettuce wraps are fun and flavorful and sure to become a family favorite.

Get the recipe here from Joy Food Sunshine

14. Super Easy Lasagna Roll Ups

one portion of lasagna roll ups begin removed from the pan
Photo: Chef Savvy

Loaded with ground chicken, tomato sauce, and three types of cheeses, these lasagna roll ups are an easy, freezer-friendly meal that’s ready in less than 1 hour! 

These lasagna rolls are perfectly portioned, make a great presentation, and are so much easier to serve. A great dish for taking to potlucks or when you’re feeling a crowd.

And because this recipe freezes well, it’s a perfect meal prep solution.

Get the recipe here from Chef Savvy

15. Air Fryer Chicken Mozzarella Sticks with Marinara Dip

top down view of chicken mozzarella sticks with marinara sauce
Photo: xoxoBella

This tasty air fryer appetizer is so easy to make with ground chicken and mozzarella sticks. 

You can also call them mozzarella stick chicken fries, but whatever the name, just know that they are deliciously addictive!

Perfect for game days, happy hours, or anytime snacking, these ground chicken and mozzarella sticks are perfect served with a side of marinara sauce for sipping.

Get the recipe here from xoxoBella

16. Buffalo Chicken Sloppy Joes

one of the finished buffalo chicken sloppy joes served on a white plate
Photo: Cupcakes and Kale Chips

Buffalo Chicken Sloppy Joes are an easy and versatile family favorite weeknight dinner with a hot sauce kick. 

Made with lean ground chicken, it’s a fun twist on the classic and a healthy way to enjoy that spicy wing flavor you love.

And since the sloppy joe mix is gluten free, low carb and Paleo-friendly, it’s a super versatile sassy and saucy recipe!

Get the recipe here from Cupcakes and Kale Chips

17. Spicy Thai Minced Chicken Salad (Larb Gai)

thai chicken salad served on a plate
Photo: Always Use Butter

This pretty authentic Larb Gai is tasty, healthy, and done in just 15 minutes.

 Made with common ingredients and loaded with Thai flavors from fish sauce, lime, chili flakes, fresh mint, and cilantro. Low in carbs as well as gluten and dairy free.

Whether you’re new to Thai cuisine or a seasoned pro, this quick and easy one-pan meal is sure to be a favorite.

Get the recipe here from Always Use Butter

18. Easy Creamy Ground Chicken Stroganoff

top down view of the completed creamy ground chicken stroganoff recipe
Photo: Love From The Table

This creamy ground chicken stroganoff is a delicious meal that’s perfect for both easy weeknight dinners and when entertaining.

Made with fresh ground chicken and a creamy mushroom sauce, this is a simpler and healthier version of classic beef stroganoff.

Using ground chicken reduces prep time, and since this entire dish is cooked in a large skillet on the stovetop, it’s as simple to clean up as it is to cook.

Get the recipe here from Love From The Table

19. Italian Chicken Meatballs & Sweet Potato Spaghetti

one serving of Italian chicken meatballs and sweet potato spaghetti on a white plate
Photo: Strength and Sunshine

These Italian chicken meatballs are baked and simmered in a homemade tomato sauce, then served over easy sweet potato noodles. 

Health-conscious ground chicken meatballs are cooked in a delectable combination of tomato, herbs, garlic, onion, olives, capers, and mushrooms, then served over spiralized sweet potato “spaghetti” for a dish that’s bursting with flavor.

Gluten-free, allergy-free, and paleo, this delicious and healthy version of the classic spaghetti and meatballs will quickly become a new family dinner favorite.

Get the recipe here from Strength and Sunshine

20. Quick Thai-Style Chicken Broccolini Stir Fry

Thai style chicken broccolini stir fry in a serving dish
Photo: Adore Foods

If you love Thai food, I am pretty sure this Thai-style chicken and broccolini recipe is going to be a new favorite in your home too.

This Thai-style stir fry is an ideal weeknight meal since it is so easy to make, and it takes 20 minutes from start to finish.

Chock full of flavor with the perfect balance of spiciness, saltiness, sourness, and sweetness, you’ll love this tasty Thai chicken dish.

Get the recipe here from Adore Foods

21. Chicken Parmesan Meatball Skillet

the completed chicken parmesan meatball skillet recipe
Photo: My Pocket Kitchen

This Chicken Parmesan Meatball Skillet is a quick and easy weeknight meal.

The meatballs are gluten-free and cooked right in the sauce, which not only saves time but produces the most tender chicken meatballs you will ever have!

This skillet lasagna recipe is a great way to enjoy all the flavors of lasagna without the work.

Get the recipe here from My Pocket Kitchen

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