How often do you grab ground chicken when you’re browsing through the grocery store? You’ve probably made chicken burgers once or twice, but there’s so much more you can make! Meatballs, lasagna, lettuce wraps… there are endless ground chicken recipes out there. It’s also a great source of protein, and it helps to switch things up if you feel that you’re eating a lot of red meat.
Here are 10 fantastic ground chicken recipes that show off its variety! We did include a couple chicken burgers – after all, summers wouldn’t be the same without them.
If you’re looking for ethically, pasture-raised ground chicken without GMOs or antibiotics, we’ve got you covered! Come visit us at the Farmers’ Market to purchase one-pound bags of ground chicken.
CHICKEN CRUST PIZZA
Let’s start off this list with a dish that we all know and love. This Chicken Crust Pizza recipe requires only THREE ingredients 30 minutes to cook. This alternative is great if you’re trying to lower your carb intake & will leave you feeling full and satisfied. Is it still healthy if you eat this for every meal of the day? Asking for a friend…
ONE POT SKILLET LASAGNA
Speaking of super easy recipes, we love anything that creates the least amount of dishes possible. This One Pot Skillet Lasagna is again another healthier alternative to a beloved dish, using either ground chicken or turkey and loads of vegetables. You can feel great knowing that this lasagna is packed with great ingredients and nutritional benefits – it actually contains 75% of your daily recommended protein!
ONE POT CHEESY CHICKEN TACO RICE
FIRECRACKER CHICKEN MEATBALLS
Next up on our list are these incredible, sweet and spicy meatballs. They are packed with flavour, and as Marzia from Little Spice Jar recommends, they are a perfect appetizer or game-day snack. Whatever the occasion, these meatballs are super simple to make and will be gone in a flash!
RUSTIC CHICKEN PICCATA MEATBALLS
If spice isn’t really your thing, Little Spice Jar has tons more options for ground chicken meatballs, like these Rustic Chicken Piccata Meatballs (we feel fancy just saying it). The secret to these meatballs is the butter, so don’t shy away from it. They’ll pair well with a grain or pasta side dish, or even just some great bread. We’re drooling already.
PF CHANG’S CHICKEN LETTUCE WRAPS
Have you ever tried PF Chang’s famous lettuce wraps? If not, there’s no need to travel to get a taste, because Damn Delicious has blessed us with this great copycat recipe. This dish could not be easier to make – after you’ve made the filling, all you need is a head of butter lettuce and you’re set. Like the Cheesy Taco Rice, this recipe is great if you’re hosting since you can easily customize how much you want to make (without breaking the bank!).
SPICY THAI BASIL CHICKEN
Alright spice lovers, here’s another recipe for you. This Spicy Thai Basil Chicken, also known as Pad Krapow Gai, is the perfect homemade replacement for your favourite Thai takeout. You can use other cuts of chicken for this recipe, but using ground chicken removes an extra step. In our minds, that means you’re one step closer to enjoying this stir-fry.
EGG ROLL IN A BOWL
Now, when we were talking about variety, this is exactly what we meant! Again, if you’re a fan of takeout, this Egg Roll in a Bowl recipe will satisfy all of your Chinese food cravings. The ingredients needed are easy to find, and will be much more affordable than eating out at a restaurant. If you’re trying to impress a date or want to switch things up from your go-to recipes, we highly suggest trying this one!
TERIYAKI BURGERS WITH GRILLED PINEAPPLE
As promised, we couldn’t make a list of our favourite ground chicken recipes without including a few chicken burgers. We do love a classic barbecued beef burger, but these Teriyaki Burgers with Grilled Pineapple will make you question everything you like about regular burgers. If you close your eyes, you can almost imagine being on a beach in Hawaii while eating them (again, without breaking the bank!).
GREEK CHICKEN BURGERS
Finally, we thought we’d offer another option for non-traditional burgers with these amazing Greek Chicken Burgers. This Unbound Wellness recipe even shows you how to make a dairy-free tzatziki sauce, if that aligns better with your diet. These burgers are sure to be a hit at your next backyard party, and would go great with homemade fries.