Ground Chicken Recipes

Ground chicken is just as versatile as ground beef and our delicious chicken bolognese sauce and chicken-and-broccoli meatloaf, are among favorite weeknight dinner recipes. It's lighter in taste than other ground meat and has less fat and calories, so it's a healthier option but still easy to use and economical too.

Staff Picks

Chicken Bolognese with Tagliatelle

Our light version of pasta Bolognese features ground chicken -- and plenty of flavor.

Crispy Baked Chicken Flautas

Take taco night to the next level with this weeknight spin on cheesy, crunchy flautas. After stuffing them with a smoky, spicy ground chicken-chipotle mixture, we skipped the traditional pan-frying route in favor of letting them crisp-up in the oven.

Chicken Burgers

Rating: 3.5 stars 76
In this recipe, submitted by reader Deurie Barker of Sanford, North Carolina, dark-meat chicken makes the patties as savory and juicy as beef burgers. Saute the vegetables until they're fully tender for the best flavor and texture.

Khalil's Turkey and White-Bean Chili

Rating: 3.5 stars 101
Turkey and White-Bean Chili with no tomatoes may sound unorthodox, but it is destined to become a classic. Lots of fresh rosemary and hominy also set this chili apart.

Mini Spicy Buffalo Chicken Balls with Blue Cheese and Hot Sauce

Rating: 3.5 stars 213
These mini chicken meatballs from Daniel Holzman and Michael Chernow of The Meatball Shop get their signature spice from a healthy dose of Frank's RedHot, one of the original hot sauces used to make buffalo wings. Serve for a crowd-pleasing appetizer at your next casual gathering.

Quick Turkey Bolognese with Spaghetti Squash

Rating: 3.5 stars 220
Using spaghetti squash instead of pasta in this dish not only saves about 250 calories per serving, but it also creates a wonderful sweet foil for the savory turkey meat sauce.

Green-Chile Chicken Burgers

This lean burger gets plenty of flavor and juiciness from canned green chiles and fresh cilantro. Finish with sour cream for a creamy spread with a little extra tang.

Pot Sticker Dumplings and Soy-Vinegar Sauce

Rating: 3.5 stars 85
Dumpling wrappers—Chinese wonton or Japanese gyoza skins—are widely available in the frozen-food section of most markets. They're the base for these savory, delicious pot stickers that you can make at home.From the book "Mad Hungry" by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Artisan Books).

Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Rating: 4 stars 38
For a delicious new take on Chicken Parmesan, try these giant meatballs. Ground chicken stands in for the usual cutlet and the cheese is on the inside, mozzarella oozes out when you cut into a meatball. To keep things a bit traditional, they are served atop spaghetti with marinara sauce.

Chicken Consomme

Rating: 3.5 stars 23

Chicken-and-Sage Sausages

Rating: 3.5 stars 39
The sausage patties can be shaped ahead and refrigerated overnight; let stand for 30 minutes before cooking.

Inspiration and Ideas

Chicken-and-Ricotta Meatballs in Broth
Rating: Unrated 88
Comforting and nourishing, this twist on a classic homemade staple is a light yet filling meal that everyone in the family will love.
Chicken and Apple Sausage Patties
Rating: Unrated 94
These sausage patties are great with eggs or pancakes.
Crisp Spring Rolls
Rating: 3 stars 1

These Vietnamese appetizers are traditionally served with fresh herbs and rolled up in lettuce leaves. Serve the herbs and lettuce on a separate platter, and allow guests to roll their own.