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chipotle chicken meatballs

Chipotle Ground Chicken Meatballs Recipe

These spicy and smokey chicken meatballs are prepped and ready to bake in 5 minutes, making them an easy and delicious chicken dinner idea!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 4


  • 16 oz lean ground chicken
  • 4-5 tbsp chipotle in adobo sauce (feel free to chop up a pepper for more spice)
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 2 tsp dried onion powder
  • 3 tsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp minced parsley
  • 1/3 cup panko bread crumbs (any bread crumbs work, but i would try to not use Italian bread crumbs)


  • PREHEAT: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • PUT IT IN A BOWL:┬áPlace your ground chicken in a large mixing bowl. Add the parsley, garlic, dried onion, cumin, panko and adobo sauce to the bowl. Feel free to mince up some chipotle peppers to make it a little spicier.
  • MIX IT UP: Mix it all up well, so that every ingredient is well combined. Notice how this is an eggless meatballs recipe, because the adobo sauce binds everything together!
  • PREPARE BAKING SHEET: Place parchment paper on a baking sheet and roll equal sized meatballs in your hands. Place them on the parchment paper with a little space between them.
  • BAKE IT: Bake them in the oven at 400 degrees for 30 minutes. The inside of the meatball needs to register 170 degrees. Enjoy!
Keyword adobo sauce, Chicken, chipotle, chipotles in adobo, cumin, dinner, garlic, ground chicken, meatballs, mexican, quick