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Ground chicken meatballs Recipe

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  • Author: Emily Roselyn
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6


These Chicken Meatballs are made of ground chicken, cooked rice, garlic, and onion, and are coated in a luscious, flavorful, and delicious creamy sauce. Over mashed potatoes, noodles, or steamed Jasmine rice, serve. They’re going to be a hit with everyone!



  • Chicken ( tender chicken breasts or thighs)- 1 kg or 2.2 pounds
  • Cooked rice ( cooled)-1 ½ cup
  • Small onion ( chopped)- 1
  • Garlic cloves -1
  • Large egg-1
  • Onion powder- 1 tsp.
  • Garlic powder- ½ tsp.
  • Paprika-1 tsp.
  • All-purpose flour – ⅓ cup, for dredging
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • Salt- as needed
  • Unsalted butter-2 tbsp.
  • All-purpose flour-2 tbsp.
  • Chicken broth- 2 cups
  • Sour cream/ Cream cheese-¼ cup
  • Paprika-1 tsp.
  • Dijon mustard-½ tsp.
  • Salt-to taste
  • Fresh parsley ( finely chopped)-1 tbsp.
  • Black pepper- ½ tsp or as needed


  • Grind the chicken, rice, garlic, and onion in a meat grinder, then season with onion powder, garlic, salt, and paprika. Mix in the egg for around 5 minutes.
  • Coat the meat into balls using your hands or a meat baller, then roll them in all-purpose flour, dusting off any excess. Place on a wide tray to cool.
  • 3 tbsp. butter, heated in a big skillet over medium heat with a tablespoon of vegetable oil Transfer the meatballs to a platter after gently sautéing them until cooked through, about 4 minutes per side.
  • SAUCE. Melt butter in a skillet (you can use the same one), then whisk all-purpose flour until lump-free and golden in color. Stir in Dijon mustard, chicken broth, sour cream, and paprika. Cook until the sauce has thickened. Salt and black pepper to taste.
  • Return the meatballs to the skillet and cook for another 2 minutes before sprinkling with chopped fresh parsley.



  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Pan Fry
  • Cuisine: Russian


  • Serving Size: 4-6
  • Calories: 308kcal
  • Sugar: 1g
  • Sodium: 1000mg
  • Fat: 17g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 12g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 3g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 39g
  • Cholesterol: 184mg

Keywords: Ground chicken, meatballs, chicken meatball, Dinner