11 Easy Ground Chicken Recipes to Make Tonight

It’s never been easier to whip up a healthy weeknight dinner.



Cooking during the week may seem like an impossible feat. After a long, busy day, grocery shopping and preparing a meal is likely the last thing you’ll want to do, especially when you can seamlessly order takeout. But there are so many benefits to cooking at home: It’s healthier, more cost-efficient, and can even be enjoyable.

If you’re feeling unmotivated to cook, sometimes all it takes is a new, exciting recipe. We’ve rounded up our favorite easy ground chicken recipes that are equally nutritious as they are tasty.

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Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Antonis Achilleos

If you’re a fan of chicken Parm (and let’s be real, who isn’t?), these fun meatballs are a must. Serve them over spaghetti or zoodles for the perfect Italian supper. And if you’re feeling ambitious, add some garlic bread for dipping!

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Chimichurri Chicken Burgers With Sweet Potato Fries

chimichurri chicken burgers with sweet potato fries
Antonis Achilleos

One of the best things about cooking with ground chicken is that it’s so versatile and can be transformed into anything. This fresh, herb-packed chicken burger recipe is healthy and simple to whip up.

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Vietnamese-Inspired Chicken Patties

Vietnamese-Inspired Chicken Patties Recipe
Greg DuPree

The combination of flavors in these chicken patties—cilantro, fish sauce, and rice vinegar—is something to write home about. It’s one of those recipes that seems advanced, but is actually simple to make. Everyone in your family is sure to be a fan.

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Chicken With Salsa, Olives, and Lime

Chicken With Salsa, Olives, and Lime
Victor Protasio

In just 20 minutes, you can have a healthy, flavorful meal on the table. Salty olives, fresh salsa, and refreshing lime juice make this chicken dish one for the books.

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Blistered Tomatillo Salsa and Roasted Chicken Thighs Tacos

Blistered Tomato Salsa and Roasted Chicken Thighs Tacos
Charles Masters

While this recipe calls for chicken thighs, you can easily swap in ground chicken instead. Take taco Tuesday up a notch with this spicy flavor combination.

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Cheesy Chicken Nachos With Avocado and Radish

Homemade nachos recipes - Cheesy Chicken Nachos
Greg DuPree

If you’re looking for a good meal for entertaining, might we suggest this sheet pan nacho recipe? It’s beyond simple to make, and is great for pleasing a crowd. It’s also easy to customize, so you can switch up the toppings or use whatever you have on hand.

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Grilled Chicken and Spinach Quesadilla

Grilled Chicken and Spinach Quesadillas
Alex Farnum

Quesadillas are a fan favorite, and a great dinner option for both kids and adults. Swap the grilled chicken for ground chicken and use whatever type of shredded cheese you prefer.

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Hearty Chicken and Noodle Casserole

Hearty Chicken Noodle Casserole
Campbell's Kitchen

Is there anything more satisfying than a warm, comforting casserole on a cold winter’s night? This recipe is basically chicken noodle soup in casserole form and calls for just five ingredients. It also makes for great leftovers, so you’ll be able to enjoy it the next day.

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Turkey-and-Rice Meatballs

Turkey-and-Rice Meatballs Recipe
Caitlin Bensel

Be prepared to add this meatball recipe to your weekly dinner rotation. It’s the perfect well-rounded meal since it has protein, carbs, and greens. Just simply change up the original recipe by using ground chicken instead.

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Lasagna Rolls

Turkey Lasagna Rolls

Once you’ve tried these lasagna rolls, you’ll never want to eat traditional lasagna again. Not only are these little roll-ups delicious, but they’re beautiful to arrange on a large platter with your favorite sauce and fresh herbs.

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Taco Salad

Turkey Taco Salad
Alexandra Grablewski

Who said salads have to be boring? This taco salad is loaded with tasty toppings like beans, avocado, olives, and cheese, and it can be thrown together in just minutes. Whether you use ground turkey or chicken, this protein-packed salad is anything but ordinary.

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