15 Delicious Ways to Cook with Ground Chicken and Turkey
From tacos to Bolognese sauce and everything in between, these family-friendly meals are sure to please.
From chicken breasts to chicken thighs and wings, chicken is one of the most popular proteins out there. Wondering what you can make with ground chicken and ground turkey? We have a few brilliant ideas that are delicious any night of the week. Instead of the usual ground beef, try ground turkey in our Hoisin-Glazed Turkey Meatloaf recipe. The meat is mixed with basic ingredients like breadcrumbs, eggs, and herbs, then glazed with a sweet and salty combination of ketchup and hoisin sauce. The loaf gets sprinkled with sesame seeds and baked until fully cooked and caramelized.
Looking for a way to mix up your Taco Tuesday dinner routine? Try making a batch of Ground Chicken Tacos, which are rich and a touch spicy thanks to minced chipotle in adobo, ground cumin, and ground coriander. Complete the picture with all the fixings—lime wedges, sour cream, shredded cheese, and cilantro leaves—and you have a meal the entire family will be excited about eating.
One recipe that is sure to delight kids and adults alike is our Chicken Parmesan Meatballs; ground white meat chicken is combined with breadcrumbs and whole milk; they're stuffed with fresh mozzarella cheese, rolled, breaded, and deep-fried until golden brown and crispy. Serve them over warm marinara sauce for a creative and tasty Italian-American appetizer. One of our favorite recipes that uses ground turkey is Turkey-Pesto Meatball Soup; the inclusion of fresh, garlicky pesto in the turkey meatballs makes this humble soup feel extra-special.
Are you really looking to wow your entire brood? Make a batch (or two!) of our Turkey Dumplings, pictured here. Wonton wrappers stuffed with turkey, lettuce, soy sauce, sesame oil, scallions, eggs, and mushrooms make for a savory, delicious appetizer or main course any day of the week.
From main courses to appetizers and sides, get out of your poultry rut with these clever ground chicken and ground turkey recipes.
Ground Chicken Tacos
Turkey-Pesto Meatball Soup
Turkey Meatloaf with Hoisin Glaze
Chicken Bolognese with Tagliatelle
Crispy Baked Chicken Flautas
Rolled taquitos are a fun and simple Mexican-inspired meal; our 45-minute version is made with ground chicken, chopped chipotle in adobo, lime juice, and plenty of cilantro.
Green-Chile Chicken Burgers
Upgrade a basic chicken burger with ground cumin and diced green chiles for smoky, spicy flavor. Complete the picture with sliced tomato, lettuce, and mustard or sour cream for serving.
One-Pot Turkey Skillet Pie
Chicken and Lentil Burger
Chicken Parmesan Meatballs
One-Pot Thai Turkey and Rice
Hawaiian Turkey Burgers
Take a trip to the tropics with this sweet and savory burger. Ground turkey is mixed with ginger, garlic, soy sauce, and sesame oil. After they're grilled, the burgers are topped with pineapple, Havarti cheese, and a spicy jalapeño mayonnaise.