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Chicken Meatballs in Tomato Sauce

These Chicken Meatballs in Tomato Sauce are juicy, tender, and incredibly delicious. How about trying the classic meatball recipe with chicken meat?

October 5, 2022
Difficulty Medium
Servings 4-6 people
Preparation 10 mins
Cooking 15 mins
Total 25 mins



  1. Add breadcrumbs, onion, parsley, chicken, cumin, pepper, and salt to the food processor and mix all the ingredients.
  2. Make round meatballs with your hands.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a cast-iron pan and fry meatballs over medium heat. Then boil the tomato puree, with garlic, granulated sugar, and salt.
  4. Finally, put the cooked chicken meatballs in the tomato sauce and cook them in the sauce on low heat for a little bit.
  5. Serve with fresh parsley and enjoy this delicious meal.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1 Chicken Meatballs in Tomato Sauce
Serves 4-6
Amount Per Serving
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 65 mg21.7%
Protein 28.3 g56.6%
Sodium 252 mg11%
Potassium 363 mg7.7%
Total Fat 3.9 g5%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.


  • Use ground chicken. For this, you can buy ready-made ground chicken or grind chicken breasts or thighs in a food processor.
  • Use your hands to form the mixture into patties. Rub some water or oil on your hand.
  • Fry the chicken meatballs in a pan without adding the marinade. This way, the meatballs will be tastier.
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Chicken has been on our tables in every period of history. Different forms of it have emerged in history. As can be understood from the name of our recipe, we will get a different flavor in this dish that will put the chicken in the form of meatballs.

This recipe has a short preparation of 10 minutes and can be cooked and served in 15 minutes. These chicken meatballs flavored with fresh herbs and tomato sauce can be cooked on the stove or in the oven. Bon Appetit!

Do You Know About Chicken Meat?

The use of chickens as food dates back to very old times. There are pictures of chickens depicted in the engravings of Babylon dating back to 600 BC. This is seen as an important proof that the chicken was eaten as food at that time.

Chicken was one of the most common meats, especially in the Middle Ages. It is known that many chicken dishes are made in a large part of the eastern hemisphere.

In the 1800s, chicken meat was very expensive and difficult to find in the United States.

In addition, due to the shortage of beef and pork during World War II, consumption of chicken meat in the USA has increased considerably.

How To Make Chicken Meatballs in the Oven?

To make baked chicken meatballs,

  • Preheat the oven to 350 °F (175 °C).
  • In a large bowl, combine ground chicken, breadcrumbs, eggs, grated Parmesan cheese, parsley, thyme, salt and pepper.
  • Knead the meatball mixture with your hands. Roll the mixture into small balls.
  • In a medium saucepan, heat the olive oil and butter. Add the onion and garlic. Saute the onions until they are translucent. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Then add the tomatoes. Mix all the ingredients. Cook the ingredients until the sauce thickens.
  • Add half of the tomato sauce to a baking dish or casserole dish. Put it on the meatballs. Then pour the rest of the sauce over the meatballs. Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes.
  • Remove the meatballs from the oven and serve them.

Which Meat Should Be Used for Chicken Meatballs?

Use ground chicken for this recipe. You can buy ready-made ground beef or make your own. Use a food processor to make ground beef at home. Grind chicken breasts or thighs in a food processor until they are ground meat.

You can also use ground turkey or pork instead of chicken.

What To Serve with Chicken Meatballs?

Homemade chicken patties are served with pasta or rice. It also goes well with roasted vegetables or sandwiches.

Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Chicken Meatballs:

How To Store Chicken Meatballs?

You can store chicken patties in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Wait for the meatballs to cool completely. Then store the cooked patties in the refrigerator.

Can Chicken Meatballs Be Frozen?

Yes. You can freeze raw or cooked chicken meatballs.

To freeze raw chicken meatballs,

  • Prepare the meatball mix according to the recipe.
  • Make small and equal-sized patties with your hands.
  • Then place the meatballs on a parchment-lined baking tray.
  • Freeze the meatballs for 2-4 hours.
  • Take the baking tray out of the freezer. Place the meatballs in a freezer bag or airtight container.
  • Put the meatballs back in the freezer and store them for 1 month.

To freeze cooked chicken meatballs,

  • Prepare and cook the meatball mixture according to the recipe.
  • Cool the patties to room temperature. Place the meatballs in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Freeze the meatballs for 2-4 hours.
  • Take the baking tray out of the freezer. Place frozen patties in a freezer bag or airtight container.
  • You can freeze it for up to 1 month.

If you cook chicken meatballs in tomato sauce, refrigerate the meatballs at room temperature. Then place the sauce and meatballs in separate airtight containers. You can store it in the freezer for up to 1 month this way.

How To Reheat Chicken Meatballs?

To reheat raw chicken patties, place and defrost them in the refrigerator overnight. Then cook it in a saucepan with the sauce.

To reheat the cooked meatballs, add the sauce and meatballs to a pan. When the sauce is boiling and the meatballs are hot, remove them from the heat.

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