Freezer Meal Chicken Meatballs

Chicken meatballs next to a bowl of dipping sauce.

What’s versatile, and high protein, and easy to make, and strangely good to eat, bite by bite, as a little snack?


Bonus points when they are Freezer Meal Baked Chicken Meatballs… which just means that you are a boss and you’ve mastered the art of being prepared for those crazy weeknight dinners.

These Freezer Meal Baked Chicken Meatballs are salty, one-bowl, no-cutting-board, just the right amount of crispy, and very, very low maintenance.

How To Make Freezer Meal Chicken Meatballs

So step one is obviously just mix everything up and roll it into balls. This will be the most time-intensive part of the process (and even then, it probably won’t take you more than 15 minutes).

Chicken meatballs on a sheet pan ready to be cooked.

At this point, you can decide: do I want to bake them first? Or freeze them and bake them later?

Personally, I like to bake them first. I just pop em in the oven, get em all nice and browned, and then I have a bag of ready-to-go meatballs sitting in the freezer, ready to make dinner in a flash.

Chicken meatballs in a sealed plastic bag.

Final step is the best one: figuring out how to serve them!

Ideas: meatball sandwiches, baked cheesy pastas with meatballs, barbecue meatballs, buffalo meatballs, spaghetti and meatballs, meatballs and mashed potatoes, or mashed cauliflower… you get the idea.

A bowl with pasta and meatballs.
A bowl with pasta and meatballs.

Freezer Meal Chicken Meatballs

  • Author: Pinch of Yum
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings


These Freezer Meal Chicken Meatballs are the BEST! The perfect addition to any meal or to eat right on their own. Bonus: they’re meal-prep friendly to stock up in the freezer throughout the week!



  • 1 pound ground chicken or turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • black pepper to taste


BAKE: From frozen and raw, bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes. From frozen and cooked, bake at 400 degrees for 15 minutes.

You can also bake them first (400 degrees, 20 minutes) so that you can keep them in the freezer fully cooked and ready to go.

FINAL STEP:  Serve with literally anything – personal fave includes some kind of pasta, red sauce, and a salad.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

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Frozen meals stored in bags.

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