100+ Ground Chicken Recipes

Move over, turkey. Try ground chicken for lean meatballs, burgers, sauces, and more.

Staff Picks

Salsa Chicken Meatloaf

Rating: 4.51 stars
Mexican flavor inspired meatloaf. Chicken makes this lower in fat than regular meatloaf, and adding pork keeps the meatloaf from tasting dry.

Greek Chicken Burgers with Feta

Rating: 4.59 stars
These Greek-style chicken burgers surprise with a feta cheese filling.

Thai Chicken Balls

Rating: 4.3 stars
These chicken balls are so tasty! You have to try them!

Cilantro Chicken Burgers with Avocado

Rating: 4.39 stars
A delicious blend of ground chicken, cilantro, and seasonings make this chicken burger awesome!

Ground Chicken Stew

Rating: 4.57 stars
A healthy and hearty chicken stew. Serve with whole-grain rice.

Buffalo Chicken Chili

Rating: 4.49 stars
I won a blind taste test chili cookoff with this chili against nine traditional beef chilis! Garnish with shredded Tex-Mex cheese, crushed corn chips, and sour cream.

Chicken Wonton Tacos

Rating: 4.22 stars
Light and tasty, these make a great appetizer or a quick and easy main dish! Kids love them! Finally a dish that makes use of ground chicken but not so far-fetched. I bake the wonton wrappers to save time and it eliminates most of the fat. Although time-consuming, you can fry wrappers in sesame or olive oil for the extra flaky shells, folded in a triangle for about 1 minute on each side. I loved the ones at Applebee's® and decided to attempt a home version. I was extremely pleased with the healthier version! Top tacos with cilantro, red onion, or sweet onion, if desired. Serve lime wedges on the side.

Buffalo Chicken Sloppy Joes

Rating: 4.35 stars
Guaranteed to be an instant comfort food favorite. Inspired by a Rachel Ray recipe, I have modified it by adding a creamy and cheesy kick to it. You'll be dreaming about this dish. Feel free to play with the recipe. I put in the cream cheese and Cheddar to make it creamier. I am a huge fan of Buffalo Chicken Dip and wanted this dish to be similar.

Thai Chicken Larb

Rating: 4.44 stars
Found this through Carnie Wilson, she calls it chicken larbito, although in Thai restaurants it's just called larb. Delicious! Enjoy on lettuce wraps or pieces of a cabbage wedge!

Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Rating: 3.83 stars
These are so yummy! They taste really close to the lettuce wraps that you can order from that famous Asian restaurant chain. The number of servings will depend on if this is an appetizer or main course for you and how big you make them. If an appetizer, then maybe 6 servings; if a main dish, then 4 servings.

Chicken Cheese Steak

Rating: 4.67 stars
This recipe is a life saver when I came home from work exhausted. It is very easy to make and everyone is happy.

Light Pot Stickers

Rating: 4.79 stars
Always a party hit! Ground chicken, soy sauce, and scallion-stuffed wonton skins steamed in chicken broth.

Inspiration and Ideas

Cheesy Chicken Meatballs

Rating: Unrated
"These are incredible—easy and a MUCH healthier version than ground beef meatballs." – Jeannette Wood Hill

Chef John's Chicken Satay Burger

Rating: Unrated
This spicy chicken burger is topped with a quick pickled vegetable salad.

Mexican Chicken Tortilla Lasagna

Rating: 4.6 stars

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