39+ Healthy Ground Chicken Recipes (In Under 1 Hour)

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Are you hunting for easy and healthy ground chicken recipes? Here are my most popular ideas for delicious, quick, and wholesome mid-week meals made with ground chicken.

1. The Juiciest Ground Chicken Burgers

If you loved my Air Fryer ground turkey burgers, this chicken burger recipe is a must. Cook ’em on the grill or in the pan – they are the perfect weekend get-together food. 

I often make the patties up in advance and freeze them so they are ready to go as soon as the sun comes out.

2. Crispy Baked Chicken Tacos

Crispy Baked Chicken Tacos

My recipe for crispy chicken tacos is cheesy but also light. Serve them straight off the sheet pan (it looks so pretty) with a bowl of guacamole, taco salsa and a chubby wedge or two of lime.

3. One-pot Ground Chicken + Orange Dish

Healthy Ground Chicken Recipes

This festive One-pot ground orange chicken recipe from Dinner Then Dessert is made with just a handful of basic ingredients. 

If you’ve made an Asian-style recipe before, it’s likely you’ll already have the ingredients in your kitchen cupboard. I love it for its zing from the ginger. 

4. Chicken Larb 

Chicken Larb

Chelsea’s Merry Apron gives us this Chicken larb recipe. 

It is the perfect healthy, 30-minute mid-week meal. This is a lovely summer recipe – serve it with sliced, raw veggies and herbs and a helping of steamed rice. 

5. Thai Basil Chicken

Thai Basil Chicken

Grab this Thai basil chicken off The Yummy Bowl’s site.

Hot and sassy – this recipe is loaded with bold, pungent flavors. It’s another 30-minute recipe, you guys.

It’s another 30-minute recipe – note you can also make this recipe with shrimp.

6. Fire Cracker Ground Chicken

Fire Cracker Ground Chicken

The name says it all – try Fire Cracker ground chicken by Mason Fit.

This is a good partner to cauliflower rice or noodles. 

It is a TWENTY MINUTE recipe. What?! And SO yum.

The sauce is made with a couple of simple ingredients – buffalo sauce being one of them.

7. Marry Me Chicken Meatballs

Marry Me Chicken Meatballs

Obviously, the name drew me to this recipe, ha! Marry me chicken meatball recipe  from The Beachhouse Kitchen is a sure thing. 

Creamy, soft, and tender -these ground chicken meatballs swim in a deliciously flavored sauce. Pair them with soft, silky mashed potato or over pasta. 

Go ahead and sneak in extra vegetables if you like. 

8. Taco Chicken Casserole

Taco Chicken Casserole

This Taco chicken casserole from Mason Fit is a weeknight or weekend party pleaser. 

The recipe features pinto beans and roasted corn and is ideal for meal prep. Keep a large tub in the fridge or freezer and enjoy it over a few meals. 

9. Baked Chicken Meatballs

Baked Chicken Meatballs

Grab this Baked chicken meatball recipe  off Curry Trail’s website. 

These are a low-mess alternative to pan-fried meatballs, which I love. They make a great snack, appetizer, or protein component to a main meal. 

You could serve them with a fancy sauce or regular tomato ketchup.

10. Chicken Protein Bowl

Chicken Protein Bowl

Here is an easy chicken protein bowl  from Mason Fit. 

This dish is loaded with broccoli, but you could also make it with other cruciferous veggies like cauliflower or Brussels sprouts. It’s super tasty and easy to make in advance.

11. Chicken Parm Meatballs

Chicken Parm Meatballs

How dreamy and cozy is this recipe for Chicken parm meatballs from A Seasoned Greeting?

Wedge these cheesy meatballs into a sub or serve them with steaming spaghetti. As a make-ahead tip, prepare the chicken meatballs ahead of time.

12. Ground Chicken and Cabbage

Ground Chicken and Cabbage

Download this easy Ground chicken and cabbage recipe from Yummy Bowl.

This quick recipe contains tender cabbage and simple, cost-effective veggies like onions and carrots. I love that it is flavored with smoked paprika and a little tomato for acidity.

13. Chicken Fritters

Chicken Fritters

These ground Chicken fritters from Diethood are a great picnic item.

Kids will love these cheese-filled fritters. They also contain fresh zucchini for added fiber. 

Serve them as is as a snack, or add them to a salad! 

14. Spinach and Chicken Meatball

Spinach and Chicken Meatball

Here’s a spinach and chicken meatball recipe  from Spoonful Of Flavor.

Want to know how to hide spinach in your chicken meatballs? Here’s how. 

These meatballs are full of herbs and delicious seasonings and are a step up from regular chicken meatballs.

15. Chicken Lettuce Wraps 

Chicken Lettuce Wraps 

Pull this recipe for Chicken lettuce wraps off Savory Bite’s Recipes site.

This is a super easy 30-minute recipe that is full of flavor. You’ll find some fresh flavor from the ginger, sriracha garlic, and soy sauce. These make a great snack or healthy lunch.

16. 30-Minute Chicken Rice 

30-Minute Chicken Rice 

Nothing can be easier than this 30-minute chicken rice recipe from Homemade Mastery.

Switch the ground turkey (same weight)  out for ground chicken and cook it the same way. It has lovely pitted olives, red pepper, and juicy tomatoes. Full of sweet and savory ingredients that you will love. 

17. Chicken Bolognese

Chicken Bolognese

This Chicken Bolognese from Fit Foodie is as good as any ground beef bolognese. Plus, it’s chicken, which is what we are after here.

This Bolognese is full of herbs, spices, and seasonings, and a touch of heat. Serve it with spaghetti or any pasta noodle of your choice.

18. Ground Chicken Stir Fry

Ground Chicken Stir Fry

This Ground chicken stir fry recipe from Dinner Then Dessert is the only one you’ll need.

It features a cheeky Hunan sauce and is great with noodles or rice. Use it as a base and add extra veggies to it if you like.

19. Ground Chicken Enchiladas

Ground Chicken Enchiladas

Here is a delicious recipe from Little Broken for Ground chicken enchiladas.

Have it ready in under an hour and enjoy the salsa verde! You can make this recipe in advance and freeze it in parts or after baking it. Enjoy it later with a fresh salad.

20. Ground Chicken Cannellini Skillet

Ground Chicken Cannellini Skillet

Thank you Family Food On The Table for this Ground chicken cannellini skillet recipe!

Skillet recipes are mid-week lifesavers. No mess and little fuss. This recipe has added protein thanks to the cannelini beans!

21. Chicken Kofta

Chicken Kofta

Here is a tasty and lightly spiced Chicken kofta from Babaganoush.

It offers you the classic spice melody of: cumin, allspice and cardamom. I love the garlicky sauce it comes with. Serve it with a bowl of steamed rice and a crunchy salad.

22. Caprese-style Chicken 

Caprese-style Chicken 

I love this twist on a classic by Mantitlement; Chicken caprese.

This is the perfect summer lunch dish. The farfalle pasta is so pretty and easy to eat in this bowl. 

23. Chicken and feta patties 

Chicken and feta patties 

Grab this recipe Chicken and feta patties from Healthy Little Peach. 

This gluten-free recipe for chicken patties has some power-packed ingredients hidden in the mix. Kids will love these yummy patties. Make a big batch and keep them in the freezer.

24. Chicken Meatloaf

Chicken Meatloaf

Here’s a super simple Chicken meatloaf from Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen.

There are only 6 ingredients in this recipe. It’s a budget-friendly, mid-week winner that I highly recommend trying if you have kids. 

25. Italian-Style Chicken Skillet

Italian-Style Chicken Skillet

Here’s an Italian chicken skillet from Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen.

It’s a low-mess, wellness-giving recipe that is great as a mid-week dinner.

26. White Chili With Chicken 

White Chili With Chicken

Try this White chili with chicken from Lavender and Macarons.

You’ve got to make a big batch and keep it in the freezer. It’s SO good. 

Try it with sliced avocado, fresh cilantro and corn tortillas. I like to stir sour cream or a little Greek yogurt into mine.

27. Healthy Chicken Sloppy Joes

Healthy Chicken Sloppy Joes

Yup, you heard right. Here’s a light recipe for Healthy chicken sloppy Joes from Hannah Magree RD.

Easy and fun to make, your kids will lose it for these sloppy Joes. 

You could serve them on whole wheat or gluten-free buns. 

28. 30-Minute Chicken Soup

30-Minute Chicken Soup

Here is a luscious 30-minute chicken soup recipe from Sailor Bailey.

The pasta turns this into a filling, heart soup. I love that its made with frozen veggies – its one of those recipes to reach for.

29. Cheaters Sesame Chicken 

Cheaters Sesame Chicken 

What exactly is in this Cheaters sesame chicken from Foodie With Family?

Check out these recipe and see! 

This is a 20 minute meal, guys. You’ve got to try it. 

30. Kimchi Chicken Soup

Kimchi Chicken Soup

I love the sound and taste of this Kimchi chicken soup from Real Simple Good.

You’ll need to switch out the pork for ground chicken – its honestly so bright and cheerful as far as soups go. 

31. Creamy Chicken Soup

Creamy Chicken Soup

I love this Creamy chicken soup recipe from Chef Jar.

This comforting soup has wholesome potatoes and earthy mushrooms. It’s loaded with the best flavor partners to chicken and has a lovely light cream base.

32. Chicken Butterut Soup

Chicken Butterut Soup

Grab this chicken butternut soup from Faith, Hope, Love and Luck!

Butternut squash adds a little bulk and fiber to this recipe. It also turns it into a really pretty soup, as opposed to one made with just chicken, onion, and celery.

33. General Tso’s Chicken Bowls

General Tso's Chicken Bowls

Are you curious to try General Tso’s chicken bowls from Unbound Wellness?

This Asian-style dish is easy and quick to make and is delicious with rice. 

34. Chicken Lasagne

Chicken Lasagne

Who doesn’t love a chicken lasagne like this from Easy Chicken Recipes.

There’s nothing not to love. Freezer-friendly and a sure bet if you’re after a crowd-pleaser. 

35. Eggplant Lasagne With Chicken 

Eggplant Lasagne With Chicken

This Eggplant lasagne with chicken from The Hint Of Rosemary is SO good.

You’ll love this if you want to skip layers of pasta. The aubergine provides the structure for this tasty, ricotta-filled recipe. This is a great recipe to make if you find a little marinara sauce in the fridge.

36. Greek Chicken Bowl

Greek Chicken Bowl

Here’s a Greek chicken bowl from Recipe Runner.

I love the way this recipe is presented. The tzatziki sauce is just perfect, too!

37. Chicken Taco Salad

Chicken Taco Salad

This bright and breezy chicken taco salad from Ambitious Kitchen is perfection.

This is the ultimate summer recipe with all the elements you’d expect from a taco saald/

38. One Skillet Chicken Orzo

One Skillet Chicken Orzo

Yes please! Download the recipe for a One skillet chicken orzo from Mason Fit. 

The green Tabasco just makes it!

39. Sicilian Chicken

Sicilian Chicken

And, finally. Here’s a Sicilian chicken from Savoring Italy.

It is a light and healthy mid-week meal option with a nod to Italian flavors.

Next reading: check out my favorite healthy ground turkey recipes for even more low fat recipe inspiration.

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39 Healthy Ground Chicken Recipes (In Under 1 Hour)

Are you hunting for easy and healthy ground chicken recipes? I've compiled my top suggestions for delicious, quick, and wholesome mid-week meals made with ground chicken.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4


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  1. Amanda says:

    5 stars
    Ground chicken is such a versatile protein! I can’t wait to try these