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Baked Chicken Meatballs Recipe

Baked Chicken Meatballs

Baked Chicken Meatballs are a juicy, delicious, and healthier alternative to fried meatballs. This easy recipe is perfect for a weeknight dinner or meal prep.

Hello, friend! Get ready to sink your teeth into these delicious and healthier Baked Chicken Meatballs. They’re not your ordinary meatballs; these are packed with flavor, incredibly juicy, and baked to perfection. These little protein powerhouses are perfect for spaghetti night, meal prepping, or even as a snack.

They’re so easy to make, even a beginner cook can whip up a batch in no time. So, let’s roll up our sleeves and get cooking!

Utensils You Need:

Gather these tools to make your meatballs:

  1. Large bowl
  2. Baking sheet
  3. Parchment paper

The Recipe

Baked Chicken Meatballs

Baked Chicken Meatballs

Juicy chicken meatballs made with breadcrumbs, parmesan cheese, and Italian seasonings, baked to perfection.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 20 meatballs
Calories 150 kcal


  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs (or gluten-free breadcrumbs)
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, combine all ingredients.
  • Mix with your hands until well combined, but avoid overmixing.
  • Roll the mixture into 1-inch meatballs and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the meatballs are cooked through and golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and let rest for a few minutes before serving.


You can add other ingredients to your meatballs, such as chopped spinach, sundried tomatoes, or grated carrots.
To make the meatballs even juicier, you can add a tablespoon of olive oil to the mixture.
The meatballs can be served with your favorite marinara sauce or used in pasta dishes, subs, or salads.
Keyword appetizer, baked meatballs, chicken meatballs, Dinner, easy, healthy meatballs, Italian

Cook method: Baking

Season: All seasons

Alternative Ingredients:

If you do not have the ingredients I listed above, do not worry. You can swap them out for the alternatives below:

BreadcrumbsCrushed crackers or oats
ParmesanRomano or Asiago cheese
MilkWater or chicken broth

What to Serve with Baked Chicken Meatballs:

You can pair this delicious Baked Chicken Meatballs with the following:

Frequently Asked Questions:

Can I freeze baked chicken meatballs?

Yes, you can freeze the cooked meatballs in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight and reheat in the oven or microwave.

Can I make these meatballs ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the meatball mixture in advance and store it in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours before baking.

Can I grill or pan-fry these meatballs instead of baking them?

Yes, you can grill or pan-fry the meatballs, but the cooking time will be shorter. Make sure to cook them until they reach an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit (74 degrees Celsius).

Can I make these meatballs gluten-free?

Yes, you can use gluten-free breadcrumbs to make these meatballs gluten-free.

How do I know when the meatballs are done?

The meatballs are done when they are golden brown and cooked through. You can use a meat thermometer to check that the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees Fahrenheit (74 degrees Celsius).

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