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Baked Chicken Meatballs

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 17 minutes
  • Total Time: 22 minutes
  • Yield: 30 meatballs 1x

These juicy chicken meatballs are a staple at our house! Super easy to make and they only need about 15 minutes in the oven. Serve these meatballs for dinner or for appetizers!



  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup finely diced onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1/4 cup regular breadcrumbs (or Italian seasoned)
  • 2 pounds ground chicken or ground chicken breast
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • Fresh black pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley


  1. Add the oil to a small skillet over medium-low heat. Add the onion and garlic to the skillet, along with a pinch of salt and cook for 5 minutes until softened. Set aside to let cool while you make the meatball mix.
  2. Add the ingredients for the meatballs in a large bowl, along with the cooled onions and garlic and mix together to combine. Cover and let chill in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  3. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  4. Spray a 1 1/2 tablespoon scooper with non-stick cooking spray and portion out the meatballs onto a parchment lined baking sheet. You might have to respray the scooper a few times while doing this as the chicken mixture will be very wet. If using your hands, you can either wet them or spray your hands with cooking spray.
  5. Bake the meatballs for 12 minutes and then broil the meatballs for 5 minutes. Broiling the meatballs will give them a nice, brown exterior. If you want to skip the broiler, cook the meatballs in the oven for 15-17 minutes until cooked through.

Recipe Notes

Nutrition information is using extra lean ground chicken breast. This recipe makes approximately 21 large meatballs, so we count 3 meatballs per person, serving 7.

Store: To store the meatballs, let them cool first before storing in a container or plastic bag. The meatballs will stay good in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.,

Freeze: To freeze, let the meatballs cool and then store in a freezer bag in a single layer. The meatballs will stay fresh in the freezer for up to 4 months.

  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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