Baked Chicken Meatballs

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: Nov. 20, 2023
My family loves these chicken meatballs, so they're on the menu often. They're wonderful as an appetizer or when we're watching the game, but I love to turn them into easy dinner options as well. —Haley Herridge, Columbus, Indiana
Baked Chicken Meatballs Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh parsley or 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground chicken


  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large bowl, combine the first 9 ingredients. Add chicken; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place meatballs on a greased rack in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan. Bake until cooked through, 20-25 minutes. If desired, top with additional chopped fresh parsley.

Can you freeze Baked Chicken Meatballs?

Freeze cooled meatballs in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Microwave, covered, on high in a microwave-safe dish until heated through.

Chicken Meatballs Tips

How else can you cook chicken meatballs?

You have lots of options. If you have an air fryer, go ahead and grab that. Drop in the chicken meatballs and cook at 375°F for about 15 minutes, or until cooked through. You can also cook them in a skillet over medium-high heat. A fun idea that will give you a slightly smoky flavor is to grill them. Pop them on a greased grill rack over medium-high heat.

What can you serve with chicken meatballs?

Chicken meatball hoagies are a fun twist. Simply place the cooked meatballs in a hoagie bun, top with heated marinara sauce and some mozzarella, and broil for a minute. Or, add these chicken meatballs to a plate of spaghetti and red sauce. They're also perfect on top of a healthy salad full of crisp, fresh veggies.

How should you store chicken meatballs?

If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat before serving. These also freeze beautifully. All you have to do is place the cooled, cooked meatballs on a baking sheet and place in the freezer. After an hour, transfer the partially frozen meatballs to an airtight freezer container. They can stay frozen for up to 6 months.

James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Culinary Editor

Nutrition Facts

5 meatballs: 326 calories, 20g fat (6g saturated fat), 129mg cholesterol, 647mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 25g protein.