Ground Chicken



Ground chicken is a great alternative to beef if you want to swap in a leaner meat. Forget any dry, disappointing burgers you’ve had in the past: since a lot of the fat is missing, you can add heart-healthy oils or grind your own meat from chicken thighs to make sure your dish ends up flavorful and juicy. Whether you’re making delicious burgers, meatballs, stir-fries, chilis or more, F&W’s guide to ground chicken points you toward international recipe ideas, tips from expert chefs and genius ways to flavor your meat.

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Ground Chicken Recipes

Keep things simple in the kitchen with quick-cooking ground chicken. Browse through our recipes for corn-chicken chili, chicken burgers with spicy peanut sauce, chicken and sun-dried-tomato meatballs and more.

Easy Chicken Chili

Dry-roasting is a common cooking technique in some parts of Mexico. In this homey chili, a few kinds of fresh green chiles are cooked until their skins’ blacken, intensifying the chiles’ earthy heat.  Slideshow: More Chili Recipes

Chicken Chili with Lime Sour Cream

A Microplane would be a great tool for zesting the lime. The long, even strands of zest pop in the dense richness of the sour cream garnish. But a box grater or flat grater would be a handy substitute for the Microplane. Slideshow: More Chili Recipes

Chicken Chili with Pinto Beans

Pinto beans are a classic pairing for this Mexican-spiced chicken chili. Other legumes would work, too. Try chickpeas, kidney beans or even black beans. Slideshow: More Chili Recipes

Chicken Chili With Rice

Dry-roasting is a common cooking technique in some parts of Mexico. In this homey chili, a few kinds of fresh green chiles are cooked until their skins’ blacken, intensifying the chiles’ earthy heat.  Slideshow: More Chili Recipes

Corn-Chicken Chili

Frozen corn is a easy find no matter the time of year. Should there be access to in-season summer corn, by all means use that when making the recipe. The cooking time will be less, so add the corn after the chicken is almost tender. Slideshow: More Chili Recipes

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Spiced Chicken Chili

Be sure your spices are fresh when making this easy Indian chili. If the spice jars have been lounging in a drawer for years, consider buying new ones. Vibrant spices make a big difference. Slideshow: More Chili Recipes

Indian Chicken Chili with Chickpeas

Rinse the chickpeas well, as there can sometimes be off-flavors in the canned liquid.  Slideshow: More Chili Recipes