Easy Ground Chicken Recipes

Get out of the ground beef grind and use easy, economical ground chicken for a variety of recipes from burgers and chili to tostadas and calzones.

  • Thai Chicken Curry Stew
    Photo: Julie Bidwell; Styling: Stephanie Hanes  

    Thai Chicken Curry Stew

    Ground chicken works perfectly in this hearty soup recipe to bring out the best of the delicate spices.
  • Chicken-Chile Tostadas
    Randy Mayor

    Chicken-Chile Tostadas

    Top baked corn tortillas with a mixture of spicy ground chicken, shredded lettuce, cheese and salsa for an easy weeknight dinner. Because the tortillas are baked instead of fried, this recipe is lower in fat than a traditional tostada.
  • Chicken Parmesan Burgers
    Photo: John Autry; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Chicken Parmesan Burgers

    Get out of your burger rut with these grilled ground chicken burgers. Serve on ciabatta rolls and top with marianara sauce and mozzarella.
  • Thai Chicken in Cabbage Leaves
    Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Thai Chicken in Cabbage Leaves

    The ground chicken filling in this main dish ground chicken recipe has seasonings similar to those in larb, a popular Thai appetizer.
  • Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs with Edamame and Snow Peas
    Photo: Marcus Nilsson

    Chicken Teriyaki Meatballs with Edamame and Snow Peas

    Make Asian-style meatballs by adding ginger and scallions to ground chicken and serving the meatballs over a mixture of rice, edamame, and snow peas.
  • Indian-Spiced Chicken Burgers
    Photo: Beau Gustafson; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Indian-Spiced Chicken Burgers

    These ground chicken burgers get their Indian flavor from garam masala, ginger, and a topping of mango chutney and yogurt.
  • Chicken Lettuce Cups
    Photo: John Autry and Randy Mayor; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Chicken Lettuce Cups

    Add Mediterranean flavor to lettuce cups by combining ground chicken with chopped artichoke hearts, oregano, green olives, and fresh mozzarella.
  • Chicken Burgers with Caramelized Shallots and Blue Cheese
    Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Kevin Crafts

    Chicken Burgers with Caramelized Shallots and Blue Cheese

    All-American Cheeseburgers get a makeover with ground chicken and gourmet toppings.
  • Chicken and Basil Calzones
    Photo: Beau Gustafson; Styling: Cindy Barr

    Chicken and Basil Calzones

    Use ground chicken in these super-easy calzones featuring convenience products such as refrigerated pizza dough and prepared pizza sauce.
  • BLT Chicken Burgers
    Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Basil Friedman

    BLT Chicken Burgers

    Poultry burgers have a reputation for being dry and bland, but jazzed up with sharp cheddar, parmesan, and garlic—and then topped with crisp bacon, juicy tomatoes, and lettuce—they're boldness in a bun.
  • (Low-Fat) Chicken Chili

    (Low-Fat) Chicken Chili

    Chili can be cheaper when you make it with ground chicken instead of ground beef. And this chili is great for a last-minute supper because all the ingredients are items that you can keep on hand in either the freezer or pantry.
  • Chicken and Mushroom Empanadas with Roasted Tomatillo Sauce
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Lindsey Lower

    Chicken Empanadas

    This recipe is a favorite because it can be made ahead of time and chilled until you're ready to bake. That means if your family enjoys dinner in waves, everyone can have a warm, tasty dinner.
  • Green Curry Fritters
    Photo: Raymond Hom; Styling: Pamela Duncan Silver

    Green Curry Chicken Fritters

    Green curry paste (found in the Asian-foods section) and chile paste impart tons of savory-spicy-fragrant hits to ground chicken. Serve this recipe with a spicy slaw on the side.
  • Lemon, Orzo, and Meatball Soup
    Photo: Melina Hammer; Styling: Buffy Hargett

    Orzo and Chicken Meatball Soup

    Skip the ho-hum chicken noodle soup and make a soul-satisfying soup that's sure to please everyone at the dinner table. A hint of lemon brightens the entire dish.
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