Chicken and Tomato Meatballs Recipe

Chicken and Tomato Meatballs Recipe

These yummy chicken and tomato meatballs incorporate tomatoes for a yummy flavor boost.  Make a big batch and store them in the freezer. They make a perfect quick dinner or a fun appetizer for un expected guests.

Chicken and Tomato Meatballs Recipe


1 slice white bread
2 Tbsp milk
1 pound ground chicken
1 can  Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic & Oregano, drained well (I also chopped them a bit smaller)
Salt and pepper to taste
3 Tbsp canola or vegetable oil


Tear bread into small pieces. In a medium bowl, add milk and mash bread until it becomes a thick paste. Mix in remaining ingredients. Form small balls approximately 2″ in diameter.

To cook on stove top:

Heat oil in a large skillet. Drop chicken balls into oil and cook until first side is browned. Flip and continue to cook on the other side until brown and cooked through..

To grill:

Heat grill to medium high.  Place balls on skewers and grill, rotating occasionally, until browned on all sides and cooked through.

Serve as-is or with dipping sauces – marinara, BBQ or ranch.

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  1. that looks really good

  2. I never thought to try chicken in meatballs. Great idea and looks supper yummy!

  3. Alaina Bullock says:

    This sounds fabulous! A very unique combination! Adding it to my recipes now! Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love this recipe! It’s something that everyone in my family will eat. 🙂

  5. This is the first truly different meatball recipe I’ve encountered, and it sounds delish! I would love to try this, everyone adores meatballs, so fun and yet good for you!

  6. Robin Wilson says:

    What a wonderful twist on the meatball! These sound just delicious. I have never cooked with ground chicken, not sure why, but I can only imagine how much flavor these would have! I have always use bread crumbs so I cannot wait to see how using actual bread works in the recipe!


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