Friday, November 21, 2008

My Ground Chicken Recipes

I don't see a lot of ground (minced) chicken recipes in my cookbooks, compared to other ground meats. It can be used in place of ground turkey or even ground beef but it does have a different flavor. I thought I'd do a round-up so that anyone looking for ground chicken recipes here can find them all in one place.

I can honestly say that not one of the ground chicken recipes that I've tried has been a disappointment. In fact, most, if not all, of them have been better than average. These aren't my best ground chicken recipes or my favorite ground chicken recipes, they're all my ground chicken recipes because they've all been good - no lie.

Here they are:

Chicken Cakes with Teriyaki Sauce



Cranberry Meatloaf


Spicy Chicken Lettuce Wraps


Chicken Chili


Ground Chicken Gumbo



Savory Apple-Chicken Sausage:



Spanakopita Chicken Meatballs with Spicy Cucumber Yogurt Sauce:



Buffalo Chicken Meatballs:



Cheesy Chicken-Noodle Casserole:



Chicken and Basil Calzones:



Italian Sweet Chicken Sausage Patties with Peppers and Onions from Rachael Ray:



Cacciatore Burgers from Rachael Ray:



Buffalo Chicken- Blue Cheese Meat Loaf:



Herbed Chicken Meat Loaf:



Chicken-Cheese Burgers:



Sloppy Hot Wing Joes from Rachael Ray:



Lo Mein with Stir-Fry Vegetables



Quick Baked Chicken




Chicken and Sun-Dried-Tomato Meatballs



Barbecued Chicken and Mushroom Patties



Ground Chicken Tacos



Turkey and Artichoke Stuffed Shells (I used ground chicken)



Chicken Patties on Croissants:



Hawaiian Chicken Burgers



Russian-Style Chicken Cutlets



Chicken Wonton Soup:



BBQ Chicken Burgers Topped with Honey Slaw:



BBQ Sloppy Chicken Pan Pizza:

46 comments:

Sophie said...

I've only used ground turkey so far, and I prefer it over ground beef, but I wonder if ground chicken tastes even better! Those barbecue chicken patties with mushrooms sound tasty! :)

Carla said...

I have only worked with ground beef, but your little round-up makes me want to buy ground chicken right now!

Red Dirt Mummy said...

These look great Paula. I have quite a few ground chicken (known as chicken mince here in Australia) recipes but I'm always happy to try a new one :)

ThursdayNext said...

I love ground chicken because it has more flavor than Turkey I find...

Kat said...

Yummy! I can't wait to try these.

Sam said...

I love ground chicken. This does sound delicious with all those lovely. All dish looks so beautiful, so colourful. Can't wait to see your posting. Will try it out soon. Thanks so much for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Wow! Great Recipes!



Thanks, Julie from NJ

brice said...

Ground Chicken is so much better than ground turkey in my opinion. The turkey has a strong flavor that is just not present in the chicken. For someone who is just switching over from ground beef to a healthy alternative, ground chicken will allow the transition much easier.

vanillapumpkin said...

Thanks for sharing, great collection!

Maxine said...

I am staring at a defrosting pound of ground turkey as we speak and wondering what the bleep am I going to do with this... Thanks for the rescue...

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Cyndi said...

I have ground chicken staring at me at this very moment - daring me to do something amazing. Think I will take him on and try one of your recipes. May the best human/leftover chicken win.

Anonymous said...

Yesterday I had ground chicken I had to do something with and decided I would mix 1 pound of the ground chicken with 1 cup of leftover cooked rice, egg, salt, pepper and dried onion. Dredged it in a new product by Morton Season All Crusting and made into balls that I browned in a little olive oil.
After I added a small can of chunk pineapple and sweet stir fry sauce. Served over rice and surprisely we all really liked it.

Anonymous said...

I have another addition for you. If you want a really fast ground chicken recipe (you can really use any ground meat) with few ingredients try lettuce wraps. Its ground chicken cooked with sauted onions and some soy sauce and oyster sauce (I don't really measure), then i add a can of mung beans. Serve it in a romain lettuce leaf and it is like P.F. Chang's version but much healthier!

Anonymous said...

I've been using ground chicken as an alternitive for some time and agree that it has a milder taste compared to turkey. I do notice that it does not absorb liquid as well as turkey or beef. I just cut back on the amount that I would normaly use. always a hit at my house. Can't wait to try out the chicken burgers!!!

Anonymous said...

I found a pound of ground chicken at the 99 cents store. Man if I had come to this web site sooner I would have bought several. Oh my gosh there are so many wonderful recipes here I don't know which to choose.

Ann said...

We've been using ground chicken for some time as a ground beef substitute, but now we're doing the low carb thing..looking for more I can do ! These look wonderful ! Maybe take away the bread/noodles, etc !

Hova said...

These recipes look awesome.

culinaryneophyte said...

This was super helpful. Thanks so much for sharing. I can't wait to make some of these!

Anonymous said...

If you like pesto, mix 2 TBS of jar pesto with ground chicken and parmesan cheese. Make patties and grill burgers. When ready to serve, mix mayo and pesto to spread on bun. Top with lettace, tomato and red onion. You have a great but easy chicken pesto burger.

Essa said...

You're a master chef. This is such an amazing collection. Imagine for chicken recipes lovers such as myself this is haven. Thanks a ton.

Anonymous said...

You're lucky that 100 shot of NOS didn't blow the welds off that intake.

Susan said...

Thank you for posting this!!

Anonymous said...

i always make chili con carni with ground chicken and use a combo of 1/2 ground breast and 1/2 ground thigh. I also mince mushrooms to a fine consistancy and fry it with the chicken so the chicken doesn't dry out. Mushrooms keep everything moist but my family hates mushrooms. this way they don't even know that they are in there.

Anonymous said...

I don't know if any of you have tried the ground chicken from Good Shepherd Poultry. It has the best nutritional values. It also is the best ground chicken that I have ever tasted. Their ground chicken is made from Heritage chickens. That means that they are not scientifically altered in any way.

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Anonymous said...

Ground chicken is SO much better than both ground turkey and ground beef.

Anonymous said...

Ground chicken or canned chicken...there is a big difference!

Heather said...

Love this!!!! I've had ground chicken in my freezer and I was just about to give up on cooking it but it's great to see all the things that can be done with it :) I'll be re-adding it back on to the grocery list :) Ty

lizajanetoo said...

I prefer ground chicken to turkey. The lean chicken has fewer calorie than turkey and taste better.

I look forward to trying the spanakopita balls.

Anonymous said...

mzflowers said...


Never knew the many flavors and dishes ground chicken can be used for other than tacos and meatloaf

Anonymous said...

My husband started a low fat diet I made the Hawaiian and he loved it I just added a little red pepper 2 it to give it a kick

Anonymous said...

We made the apple sausage and it was delicous.

Anonymous said...

I'm going to agree with this... Ground chicken has great texture and taste.. And it's super healthy..

Megan L said...

Some great recipes here!

sai krupa said...

Hey.. It's really an awesome chicken recipes and its look very yummy. Thanks for sharing the simple procedural info that makes us easy to prepare. The way of presenting the blog is also looking very effective.

Anonymous said...

chicken cakes with teriyaki sauce was such a surprise I felt the need to comment. Very nice! The taste of ground beef has turned me off as well as the smell while cooking it that I dwcided to try the ground chicken. Very good! Thanks for the recipe and I am looking forward to trying other recipes of yours soon. Thanks!

Martha Kalen said...

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Albert jack said...

WOW!! Such an easy chicken recipe!! Looks great.. Will definitely try this weekend. Thanks for sharing it :)
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Hungry drummer said...

Thanks!! Can't wait to try some of these great recipes.

Janelle Parker said...

I love ground chicken. I was delighted to find your recipes. I prefer it over ground turkey and beef. I'll be making one of these recipes tonight since I have some in my fridge right now.

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Anonymous said...

I buy ground chicken breast when it's on "red tag" sale at the supermarket. I find the best way to use it is to stuff red and green bell peppers, which are in season and plentiful right now. Just brown the chicken with some onions and garlic, stir in some leftover rice and tomato sauce, fresh or dried herbs. Stuff peppers and sprinkle with parmesan. Cover and bake for an hour or so. Delicious!

Anonymous said...

I made the wonton soup last night....sooo yummy and a lot easier that I thought it would be!

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