Fried Chicken Meatballs Recipe

  • Yield: 6
  • Servings: 6
  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 25m
  • Ready In: 35m

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

  • Carbohydrates

    10.3 g
  • Cholesterol

    70.0 mg
  • Fat

    2.3 g
  • Fiber

    0.7 g
  • Protein

    25.7 g
  • Saturated Fat

    0.2 g
  • Serving Size

  • Sodium

    192.7 mg
  • Sugar

    0.9 g
  • Trans Fat

    0 g
  • Unsaturated Fat

    0.3 g
  • Potassium

    29.8 mg
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Fried chicken meatballs recipe. Once you try these meatballs, you will never go back to beef or pork meatballs. They are so easy to prepare and so delicious! You may also like Hearty Meatball Stew, a yummy stew cooked in a slow cooker.

A Delicious Twist on Classic Fried Chicken

Fried chicken is a classic dish that has been enjoyed by many for generations. It’s crispy, juicy, and full of flavor. But have you ever thought about putting a twist on this classic dish? Introducing fried chicken meatballs! These little bites are packed with all the deliciousness of traditional fried chicken but in a bite-sized form.

They’re perfect for parties, game day snacks, or even as a main course. I’d like to guide you through the process of making perfectly seasoned meatballs, frying them to perfection, and pairing them with tasty sides.

Plus, we’ll give you some tips on how to customize your fried chicken meatballs to make them your own. Get ready to take your love for fried chicken to the next level with this delicious twist!

Ingredients and Preparation: How to Make Perfectly Seasoned Meatballs

To make perfectly seasoned fried chicken meatballs, you’ll need a few key ingredients. Start with ground chicken, which can be found at most grocery stores. You’ll also need breadcrumbs, eggs, milk, and a variety of seasonings such as garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.

Begin by mixing the ground chicken, breadcrumbs, eggs, and milk in a large bowl. Use your hands to combine the ingredients thoroughly, making sure everything is evenly distributed. Then, add in your desired seasonings. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different combinations of spices to find the perfect flavor for your taste buds.

Once your mixture is well-seasoned, it’s time to start forming the meatballs. Use a cookie scoop or spoon to portion out the mixture into even-sized balls. Roll each ball between your palms to create a smooth surface.

At this point, you can either refrigerate the meatballs until you’re ready to fry them or begin cooking immediately. If you choose to refrigerate, cover the meatballs with plastic wrap to prevent them from drying out.

Overall, making perfectly seasoned fried chicken meatballs requires a bit of patience and attention to detail. But with the right ingredients and preparation, you’ll be well on your way to creating a delicious twist on classic fried chicken.

Cooking and Serving: Tips for Frying and Pairing with Sides

Once you have prepared your seasoned meatballs, it’s time to fry them up to crispy perfection. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan. Once the oil is hot, carefully add the meatballs to the pan, making sure not to overcrowd them.

Allow the meatballs to cook for about 5-7 minutes on each side, or until they are golden brown and cooked through. Use a slotted spoon to remove them from the pan and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to drain any excess oil.

When it comes to serving your fried chicken meatballs, there are plenty of options for pairing them with delicious sides. For a classic take, serve them with mashed potatoes and gravy or macaroni and cheese. If you’re looking for something lighter, try pairing them with a fresh green salad or roasted vegetables.

For a fun twist, consider serving your meatballs as sliders on mini buns with your favorite toppings like pickles, coleslaw, or spicy mayo. No matter how you choose to serve them, these crispy and juicy fried chicken meatballs are sure to be a hit at any meal.

Variations and Substitutions: Customizing Your Fried Chicken Meatballs

Once you’ve mastered the basic recipe for fried chicken meatballs, it’s time to get creative and customize them to your liking. Here are some variations and substitutions to try:

1. Spicy: Add some heat to your meatballs by mixing in cayenne pepper or hot sauce. You can also serve them with a spicy dipping sauce.

2. Cheesy: Stuff your meatballs with a cube of cheese before frying for a gooey surprise inside. You can use any type of cheese you like, from cheddar to mozzarella.

3. Herbaceous: Mix in some fresh herbs like parsley, thyme, or rosemary to add a burst of flavor to your meatballs. You can also sprinkle some chopped herbs on top of the finished product.

4. Gluten-free: If you’re avoiding gluten, substitute breadcrumbs with almond flour or cornmeal. You can also use gluten-free soy sauce instead of regular soy sauce.

5. Vegetarian: For a vegetarian version, swap out the ground chicken with mashed chickpeas or lentils. You can also add some grated vegetables like zucchini or carrots for extra nutrition.

Remember, the possibilities are endless when it comes to customizing your fried chicken meatballs. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different flavors and ingredients to find your perfect combination.

Fried Chicken Meatballs Recipe


  • 3 slices white bread
  • 3/4 cup (180 ml) whipped cream
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh scallions
  • 1½ pounds (720 g) ground chicken
  • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh lemon thyme
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 tablespoons fresh breadcrumbs
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil


Step 1

Tear the white bread into small pieces, then put it in a large bowl. Stir in the whipped cream and leave until the bread is softened.

Step 2

Add chopped scallions, ground chicken, lemon juice, lemon thyme, and mint to the bread mixture. Stir well. Season with salt and black pepper.

Step 3

With wet hands, form the chicken mixture into meatballs.

Step 4

Place the breadcrumbs in a shallow dish. Coat the chicken balls in breadcrumbs.

Step 5

In a large frying pan, heat the vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Add chicken meatballs to the hot oil and fry for about 5 minutes, browning all sides until cooked through.

Step 6

Remove fried chicken meatballs from the pan and transfer to a serving plate. Serve hot over the cooked rice, pasta, or mashed potatoes.

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