Chicken Meatballs For Spaghetti and Meatballs

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins

Once you try these, you'll never go back to beef meatballs.(Well, maybe YOU will!) I searched all over the Internet for chicken meatballs, and found these on The texture is much lighter than regular meatballs,and they are downright tasty! Haven't used beef for spaghetti since,and I found this over 2 years ago. The recipe also came with a sauce, but I figured that everyone has their own favorite marinara sauce already. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place ground chicken,egg,1/2 cup Parmesan,bread crumbs, garlic,oregano and 1/2 tsp salt in a medium bowl.
  2. Knead mixture together with hand till evenly combined.
  3. Form mixture into 1-inch balls.
  4. In large non-stick skillet,warm olive oil over high heat.
  5. Place meatballs in pan,up to 8 at a time,and cook until all sides are browned,approximately 8 minutes for each meatball.
  6. Remove with slotted spoon,and add to your favorite spaghetti sauce.
Most Helpful

5 5

What I love about Recipezaar is that I can take the remarks and suggestions from members and make a good recipe 'better'. Since I am not an intuitive cook I need to be reminded what goes together. So, thank you to each reviewer. My changes: 2 tbsp parmesan cheese (I didn't want it too cheesy) Italian breadcrumbs 3 cloves garlic 1 tsp each of basil, parsley and oregano (all dried) 1/4 tsp salt (but I will use 1/2 tsp next time; I always cut the salt when possible, but this wasn't overly salty) 1/4 tsp pepper (I will probably increase to 1/2 tsp) Chopped onion (I love onions, so I just chopped some up and added it to the mixture until it looked good!) Baked for 20 min in 350 degree onion. Again, thanks to MEP and everyone's reviews.

4 5

If you're looking for a simple, basic meatball recipe this one is pretty good...I couldnt find my usual meatball recipe card so naturally I came to Recipezaar & found this one...Using it as a jumping off point, I replaced the chicken w/ ground bison, used organic egg, kept to the parmesan, replaced the breadcrumbs w/ rolled oats, used jarred garlic (1tb), replaced fresh oregano (had none) w/ 1/2 tsp. Mrs. Dash skipped the salt entirely & elected to bake the meatballs rather than frying (@ 375 for 15 min) made @ 15 meatballs or 5 servings...served w/ lofat/losodium spag sauce (Walnut Acres brand) over Veggie Mac (vegetable based pasta)...thanks for sharing the recipe!

5 5

Where's the six-star option for this one? These meatballs are beyond excellent! Instead of basil, we used a bit of fresh rosemary and parsley as well as a little extra garlic. They were terrific! If I weren't completely full, I'd be going back for seconds now. :) Well done!