How to bake chicken meatballs in the oven with this simple recipe. Ingredients include ground chicken, bread crumbs, milk, eggs, onions, herbs and garlic.

Baked Chicken Meatballs

Baked meatballs are a regular menu item in our home. They are great as an appetizer for a party, or as part of a meal for the family. We always love them!

Normally, I make meatballs with half ground beef and half ground pork, but our local supermarket had ground chicken on sale, so I decided to pick some up for some Swedish Meatballs.

I am so glad that I did. I just loved the flavour of the ground chicken in these meatballs. It was a much lighter taste and I figured it would really work great for many different dishes.

How to bake chicken meatballs in the oven with this simple recipe. Ingredients include ground chicken, bread crumbs, milk, eggs, onions, herbs and garlic.

Over the years I have made meatballs many different ways. There has been all sorts of different types of meat used, including beef, pork, chicken, turkey and even shrimp. I have also served them with different sauces or as part of different dishes.

Here are a handful of different meatball recipes:

How to bake chicken meatballs in the oven with this simple recipe. Ingredients include ground chicken, bread crumbs, milk, eggs, onions, herbs and garlic.

Making meatballs is simple but it does require you to get your hands in there! Put all the ingredients in a bowl and knead with your hands until the mixture is well combined. 

How to bake chicken meatballs in the oven with this simple recipe. Ingredients include ground chicken, bread crumbs, milk, eggs, onions, herbs and garlic.

I keep kneading until I don’t see any dry pockets of bread crumbs. Once it is well mixed, it is ready to form into meatballs.

How to bake chicken meatballs in the oven with this simple recipe. Ingredients include ground chicken, bread crumbs, milk, eggs, onions, herbs and garlic.

Take a small handful of the meat mixture in your hands and roll it into a ball. For these meatballs, I aimed for them to be about 1 inch in size. But, depending on what you are making or using the meatballs for, you could make them smaller or larger. Obviously, the baking time would be different depending on the size of the meatballs.

You can either fry or bake meatballs, but I usually bake them since it is just so much simpler. You can bake them all at once, where in a skillet, you have to do them in batches. On top of that, when you are frying them, you need to be right there, watching them and turning them. Baking meatballs, allows them all to cook at the same time

How to bake chicken meatballs in the oven with this simple recipe. Ingredients include ground chicken, bread crumbs, milk, eggs, onions, herbs and garlic.

Place the meatballs on a baking sheet. I like to line the baking sheet with parchment paper, as it prevents the meatballs from sticking and it also makes for super easy cleanup.

Bake the meatballs in a 400F oven until cooked through, which for these 1 inch meatballs took about 22 minutes.

How to bake chicken meatballs in the oven with this simple recipe. Ingredients include ground chicken, bread crumbs, milk, eggs, onions, herbs and garlic.

Chicken meatballs have such a nice lean and light flavour. These work very well with so many different dishes and sauces. In the picture above, I used them with some Swedish Meatball Sauce and served them over egg noodles. So good!!

Baked Chicken Meatballs

How to bake chicken meatballs in the oven with this simple recipe. Ingredients include ground chicken, bread crumbs, milk, eggs, onions, herbs and garlic. 
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword chicken, Ground Chicken, meatballs, Oven Baked, Recipe
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 22 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 36 meatballs
Author Steve Cylka

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground chicken
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 cups bread crumbs
  • 1 medium onion diced finely
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp dry parsley
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400F.
  • In a large bowl, mix all the ingredients together. Knead the mixture with your hands until thoroughly combined.
  • Roll into 1 inch meatballs and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 
  • Bake in the oven at 400F until cooked through, about 22 minutes.

How to bake chicken meatballs in the oven with this simple recipe. Ingredients include ground chicken, bread crumbs, milk, eggs, onions, herbs and garlic.

About Steve Cylka

Steve is the author of The Black Peppercorn. He is a recipe developer and food photographer. His recipes have been featured on websites like Bradley Smoker, Times Picayune, Buzzfeed, and Basil & Salt. He has also authored and co-authored a couple cookbooks.

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