If you’ve got some ground chicken sitting in your fridge you’re probably sitting looking at it wondering how can you turn this slab of meat into something super tasty and filling.
Well, I’ve got plenty of recipes that will keep you full and won’t take you long at all to cook. This meat is just the starting point for foods filled to the brim with flavor.
So without further ado let’s jump into some of the best ground chicken recipes you’ll ever try.
West Indies Shepherd’s Pie
If you’re looking for a real comfort recipe this is the one for you. This take on your classic shepherd’s pie is absolutely delicious.
While it’s not so much a Shepherd and rather a farmer, since you’ll be swapping the lamb out for your ground chicken, it is still absolutely divine.
In fact, I may be so bold as to so say I actually think it is nicer than your regular shepherd’s pie.
Bursting with flavors such as angostura bitters, ginger, habanero chile, and fresh lime, there really is something different about this meal. But don’t worry all you potato lovers out there, that yummy creamy mash topping.
That’s going nowhere. If you’re after a meal where you’ll be sure that everyone is asking for seconds. Well, then this is the one for you.
Double Stacked Chicken And Mushroom Cheeseburgers
Now if you’re looking for something that the whole family will love, you need to look no further.
Have you ever heard of your children turning down delicious juicy cheeseburgers? I thought not.
Once you make these, you’ll need to get used to making them all the time because they’re something you’ll get asked for over and over again. They are a definite crowd pleaser.
You’ll mix the mushrooms in with the ground beef patties to ensure a juicy burger with a great texture and yummy earthy flavor.
And then, of course, be generous with your cheese portions and toast your burger buns to get that gooey oozy yet crispy burger.
Chicken Bolognese With Crispy Oregano
I love new twists on classic dishes and this meal always goes down a treat at my house. I tend to find that the younger members of the family prefer to stick with things that look safe.
And as long as it looks like a meal they are used to eating, they’re usually good to go.
This chicken mince spag bol tastes amazing. The crispy oregano leaves really elevate the taste of both the delicious pasta and the super yummy sauce.
In this recipe, you’ll be using pappardelle ribbons for your pasta, but when you make your sauce and mince you could make an extra big batch and freeze it for future pasta meals or even a chicken mince lasagna. Yum.
Herby Chicken Kofta Meatballs
Fancying something a little more exotic? Give this delicious recipe a go. You’ll be using spices that remind you of the Middle Eastern and North African vibes.
These meat patties are filled to the brim with really tasty flavors that’ll leave you sad once you’ve finished your food.
So I’d always suggest to make a little more than the recipe says, at least that way if you don’t finish them, you can bang them in the freezer for next time.
These yummy kofta meatballs are then packed inside a toasted oita and go great with some iceberg lettuce, cucumber, onion and some hummus.
Drizzle with some greek yoghurt or some garlic aioli to really make it a delicious treat.
Pan-Fried Chicken And Cabbage Dumplings
Though this recipe often uses chicken breast, there is absolutely no reason why you can’t subsitute the breast for ground chicken.
These are tremendously tasty and are great for when the weather is hot and you can’t face a big meal. Who doesn’t love something small that you can dip in your favorite sauces.
While they may only be small, the flavor inside them is anything but. With ingredients such as sesame oil, chicken bouillon powder, chopped scallion, and fresh ginger, you can be certain that they will not disappoint.
However, make sure you come prepared with plenty of wrappers as you’ll need a fair few of these tasty treats to keep the entire family satisfied.
Chicken Parmesan Burgers
Does gooey melted mozzarella, crispy chicken, and a rich marinara sauce sound good to you? Of course it does.
That’s why it’s on my list. This chicken parm sat on a bed of crispy lettuce enclosed in two toasted slices of bread, is in my opinion better than the original dish it is inspired by.
And that says a lot because I adore a good chicken parm.
I usually serve these tasty burgers with a side of fries (Here are some Delicious Fries Seasonings for you to check out) and a few of the families favourite veggies on the side. Can’t get any better than that!
Sloppy Joe Shirred Eggs With Spinach
Grab yourself a load of crusty rolls and give them a good old toast to go with this delicious concoction.
Pretty much any meal that is made with ground turkey can be substituted for ground chicken. If you are using ground chicken, I’d opt for dark meat chicken for this meal.
The sloppy joe inspired sauce with the ground chicken, carrots and super caramalized onions make this taste like nothing I’ve ever tried before. You’ll be four buns full down before you know it.
It’s one of those meals that you just don’t want to ever end. Popping some sunny-side-up eggs and spinach smothered in garlic will really take it from your regular evening meal, to something extra tasty.
And then of course, never scrimp on the grated cheese.
Spiced Chicken Chili With Spaghetti Squash
If you’re looking for a hearty meal thats going to leave you popping your trouser buttons and yet is still healthy and low in calories, then you’ll love this meal.
I always make this once the sun dies down and we move into those colder months. The flavors in this dish remind me of fall and christmas so it only feels right to make sure it’s on the meal plan then.
You’ll be needing allspice, cocoa powder, and cinnamon in this winter warmer chili. This then perfectly compliments the roasted spaghetti squash (Check out some Acorn Squash Recipes)to make for an incredibly delicious meal.
What’s great is that the meal is completely gluten-free too.
No one in my house is gluten-free, so we also serve it up with some crusty garlic bread and sprinkle a whole load of parmesan cheese on top too.
Linguine Al Limone With Grilled Chia-Chicken Meatballs
All pasta dishes are great in the hot, warmer weather. But I think is one of my favorites. The flavors are rich and full, yet the creamy lemon sauce keeps the meal light overall.
Eggs are replaced by Chia gel for the chicken meatballs as this allows them to stay fluffy, and light, and all-round delicious.
Would any real pasta dish be complete without a good dusting of parmesan cheese over the top? Of course not.
Mini Buffalo Chicken Balls
Calling all spice lovers – this one is for you. If you like your food to come with a fair kick and enough spice to hit the back of your rhoar then you might want to give these a try.
I find they’re a little small for a meal on their own, so I tend to serve them with fries and a corn on the cob. But what you serve them with is up to you.
These ground chicken meatballs get plenty of heat from the Frank’s Red Hot Sauce that they are smothered in, but if you struggle with spice you could always add a little (or lot) less.
Make sure that you don’t forget the cool blue cheese dipping sauce to help cool down your mouth when it starts to blaze.
Chicken Zucchini Burgers
Fancy a bit of greek food for tea tonight? I’ve got you covered. These burgers transport you back to lounging by pools and wandering along golden sandy beaches.
Pop your juicy and tender ground chicken burgers inside a toasted pitta bread along with some shredded mediterranean veggies such as bell peppers, zucchini, tomatoes and onions and then drizzle with some greek yoghurt and maybe even add a little bit of hummus.
I can guarantee this is something the whole family will enjoy tucking into.
Lumpia Ayam Sayur (Chicken And Garlic Spring Rolls)
These must be some of the absolute best spring rolls I have ever made, and I get requests constantly to make them over and over and over again.
What’s the secret? When you fill them full of your favorite veggies make sure they are utterly and totally doused in garlic.
Seriously, the more garlicky the better. Then, of course, add your chicken and some rice vermicelli and roll those bad boys up.
I always make sure I have plenty of these, because you’ll be surprised how easy they are to demolish. Especially when you dip them in delicious sauces.
And hey, it’s always better to have and not need, than to need and not have. Any leftovers that you just can’t quite manage (try as you might) can always be frozen for next time.
As you can see, there are plenty of yummy meals that can be made with ground chicken. So you don’t need to sit wondering how to make this meat turn into something delicious anymore.
Give these recipes a try, and let me know which one is your favorite.