Chicken Meatballs For Spaghetti and Meatballs

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

Questions & Replies

  1. How many meatballs does this make?


  1. 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.
  2. I used this recipe as a guide for making Turkey Italian Meatballs. 1 lb. ground turkey 1 large egg 1/2 c. Panko crumbs 1/2 c. grated Parmesan Romano cheese 1/2 T. Italian seasoning 1/4 t. onion powder 1/4 t. garlic powder 1/2 t. salt 1/4 t. pepper I used my PamperChef scoop to make 24 meatballs and cooked in airfryer at 390º for 10 min, turning halfway through.
  3. 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!
  4. I have never browned my meatballs. I put them into the spaghetti sauce and let them slowly cook in the sauce.
  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!


  1. Followed the recipe until cooking instructions. Browned meatballs lightly, then cooked in the sauce in my InstantPot for 4 minutes with natural release. Came out absolutely perfect.
  2. Followed the recipe until the cooking part too. Then I browned for about 8minutws and then added tomato sauce and let them simmer for about 15mins. Sooo good.
  3. Panko breadcrumbs and a smidge of milk.
  4. Avacado oil, penzy apices
  5. This taste great i made personal changes though i dont like garlic so i take it out. i add carrots and ounions and cilantro instead of parsley. great


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