16 Easy Ground Chicken Recipes Inspired by World Cuisines

Chicken Wonton Tacos
Photo by OdaMae.

These recipes are an exciting and different way to enjoy ground chicken. They're inspired by world cuisines. And because most of these ground chicken recipes are quick and easy, they're terrific choices for busy weeknight meals.

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Thai Chicken Balls

These ground chicken balls are flavored with green onion, coriander, and chili sauce for a uniquely Thai flavor. "Loved these," says LKFITNESS. "I put them with Thai Noodles and they were delicious." Mayorchooch says, "I like to buy ground chicken but don't have many ideas or recipes for it, so this was a great find -- I made a glaze with pan drippings, soy sauce and more chili sauce. Wow! These turned out great!"

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Chef John's Chicken Satay Burger

Chicken Satay Burger
Photo by Chef John.

This recipe takes the concept of the satay -- spicy meat on a stick -- and turns it into a flavorful ground-chicken burger seasoned with Southeast Asian flavorings. You'll serve them on buns with a zesty peanut sauce and a quick-pickled Asian-style slaw.

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Chicken Bacon "Sushi"

You'll spread seasoned ground chicken over slices of bacon. Top with Havarti cheese, roll up into a log and bake until crispy! Then slice into bite-size bacon-y sushi. "Yum yum," says Linda T. "Meat and cheese. What's not to like? Easy and tasty."

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Authentic Vietnamese Spring Rolls (Nem Ran Hay Cha Gio)

Here's an authentic recipe for Vietnamese Cha Gio. Roll a mixture of ground chicken, shrimp, and vegetables in rice paper wrappers and fry until beautifully golden brown. "These are fantastic and taste almost exactly like my Vietnemese mother in law makes them," says Jason.

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Tandoori Chicken Burgers

These ground chicken burgers get the traditional tandoori treatment. They're spiced with ginger paste, tandoori paste, garlic paste, and garam masala. Enjoy on bread or burger buns with chutney.

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Light Pot Stickers

Here's a crowd-pleasing party appetizer. You'll stuff wonton wrappers with ground chicken, soy sauce, and scallions, and then steam them in chicken broth. "Quick & easy pot stickers that won't disappoint," says Howard. "Definitely will keep this one at the ready!"

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Chicken Wonton Tacos

Chicken Wonton Tacos
Photo by OdaMae.

This recipe puts a fun fusion twist on tacos. You'll use baked wonton wrappers instead of corn taco shells. Fill them up with ground chicken, red cabbage, and grated carrots cooked in sesame oil, soy sauce and teriyaki sauce. "This is a great recipe," says Devin. "My wife and I love the chicken wonton tacos at Applebee's, and this is the closest to it."

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Ground Chicken Taco Burgers

These ground-chicken burgers sizzle with South-of-the-Border flavors. You'll mix the ground chicken with minced onion, garlic, and taco seasoning. Top your burgers with pepper Jack cheese, avocado, jalapenos, and salsa on wheat buns. "Totally great," raves Stacey. "I did add bread crumbs as well. Very moist burger with lots of flavour from the taco seasoning. Great too with the avocado and salsa."

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Thai Ground Chicken Basil

Heaps of garlic, tons of hot chilies, and a big bunch of basil make this recipe extra flavorful. "How could something so simple and fast be so delicious?" asks Jenn. "This is now my weekday standby. I serve it on rice made in the rice cooker or as an Asian lettuce wrap."

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Slow-Carb Larb Gai

This Thai-inspired recipe features ground chicken flavored with ginger, lime, and fresh herbs, served in lettuce leaves. "Spicy, tangy, salty, and delicious!" says Heather. "Can be served hot or cold depending on your preference."

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Spicy Chicken Curry Meatballs

Here's a tasty take on chicken tikka masala. "Don't let the number of spices scare you off, the flavor of this dish is complex and satisfying," says SunnyDaysNora. "Serve over warm rice or with naan!"

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Mexican Chicken Tortilla Lasagna

"Lasagna goes south of the border in this Mexican lasagna fusion which uses corn tortillas," says thedailygourmet.

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Instant Pot® Egg Roll in a Bowl

Instant Pot® Egg Roll in a Bowl
Instant Pot® Egg Roll in a Bowl | Photo by My Hot Southern Mess.

Here's one for the Instant Pot! A deconstructed egg roll, featuring ground chicken and ground pork, cabbage, onion, carrot, and garlic seasoned with tamari, honey, and ginger sauce. "All of the flavor of an egg roll in a bowl!" says My Hot Southern Mess. "Serve with or without rice. Garnish with Sriracha sauce, sesame seeds, and green onion."

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Drunken Noodles with Chicken

"This easy and spicy Thai chicken dish is similar to the restaurant version of drunken noodles," says ruvyduv.

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Jo's Hawaiian Chicken Burgers

Jo's Hawaiian Chicken Burgers
Jo's Hawaiian Chicken Burgers | Photo by Kim. Kim

Ground chicken is mixed up with teriyaki sauce, a little panko, and sauteed red onion, garlic, and ginger. Grill the burgers and pineapple rings outside on the barbecue or on a grill pan on the stovetop. Top them off with provolone cheese, grilled pineapple slices, and jalapeno peppers! "I really enjoyed these burgers a lot!" says Kim. "The fruitiness of the pineapple, the heat of the jalapeno, the creaminess of the cheese, and the hit of ginger you get from the burgers themselves, all come together in a perfect flavor harmony."

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Thai Chicken Meatball Noodle Soup

"Enjoy a warm and aromatic bowl of soup infused with Thai flavors," says lutzflcat. "Thai food typically is spicy, so adjust the heat level to your preference with the amount of red curry paste. Garnish with sliced green onions and cilantro."

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