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ground chicken chorizo italian meatballs

meatballs recipe

Ground chicken meatballs seasoned with some tasty beef chorizo makes meatballs just a tad bit healthier! And, since I’ve done a fusion of Asian and Italian in this meatball seasoning mixture, I’m thinking you’re not going to believe you’re eating ground chicken meatballs!

Asian Italian Ground Chicken Meatballs

There’s nothing better than marrying different cultural flavors into a new creation. And, what I’ve done here is use the General Tso’s Chicken Seasoning mixture with Italian herb seasoning paste! Now these meatballs require about the least cooking skills known to mankind! All you have to do is play in the big mixing bowl bringing all the meatball ingredients together, roll them into meatballs (your size is optional), brown them in some olive oil, then simmer in a good brand of jarred marinara sauce! Yep, that’s it!

And, to make it even more easy, I’ve given you the links to several of the ingredients I used in this recipe. So, what’s easier than ordering from Amazon and not having to search the grocery store for ingredients! However, there’s one ingredient that you could use that I couldn’t locate on Amazon and that’s Gourmet Gardens Italian Herb Stir-In Paste. Great product! And, you can find at WalMart!

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Here’s another great chicken recipe that you’ll like! It’s gotten lots of rave reviews from my food seekers as well as others who’ve made the recipes!

Once you’ve made this recipe, just imagine all the things you can do with these meatballs! I mean from sandwiches to pasta and topping on a big green salad and more, the possibilities are endless! ANNNNND, like most sauces, these meatballs and the sauce get tastier on days two and three. That is, IF there’s any left!   xoxoxo ~ally

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gound chicken meatballs

meatballs recipe

ground chicken chorizo italian meatballs

Yield: Makes About 12-15 meatballs!


  • 1 ½ lb. ground chicken
  • ½ lb. beef chorizo
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper
  • 1 (1.14 oz.) package General Tso's Chicken Seasoning Mix Sun Bird brand
  • 2 Tbl. Italian Herbs Stir-in paste
  • 1 Tbl. Braggs Nutritional Yeast Seasoning
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup bread crumbs
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 jar (40 oz.) marinara sauce


  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the chicken, chorizo, salt, pepper, chicken seasoning mis, stir-in paste, yeast seasoning, egg and bread crumbs. Work all the ingredients together very well with your hands. Blend and mix about 3 minutes to incorporate everything.
  2. Roll into about 15 equal sized meatballs. Put on parchment paper covered cookie sheet.
  3. Heat a large skillet (12”+) on medium high. Add the olive oil. Place about half of the meatballs in and turn and brown.
  4. Remove with tongs to cookie sheet. Repeat with the remaining meatballs.
  5. Add the marinara sauce to the skillet and all the browned meatballs. Cover and simmer cook on low about 1 ½ hours.

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  1. Can you bake these? If so what temp and how long?

    1. Dustin…you could back the meatballs. I think doing the frying gives them a nice subtle crunch. You could do it a couple of ways. Pan fry exterior of meatballs then transfer to 350 oven, cover and cook about 20 minutes then put in your sauce and let those juices marry with sauce. Or put meatballs in pan, bake (350F) about 30 minutes and transfer (scrape out all the juices and stuff in the pan!) to your sauce. Keep in mind, Dustin, that the amount of time you cook these meatballs depends upon the size of the meatball. Mine are usually about golf ball size. I’m so excited to hear back from you once you make this recipe! Enjoy, my friend, and I so appreciate your visiting often here in Ally’s Kitchen! xoxo ~ally

  2. JULIE M BARTON says:

    I live in a small town and can not get the ingredients mentioned but would love to try this recipe what can I substitute for Italian Herbs Stir-In-Paste and Braggs Nutritional Seasoning? I think I will be able to find the General Tso’s Chicken Seasoning Mix but not sure. Hope you can help

    1. Hi, Julie! Thanks for those great questions…actually, you can order on both on Amazon and have them delivered right to your house or mailbox. I have links below the recipe where you can click to Amazon. Now, IF you don’t do Amazon, then I’d suggest you look at WalMart. They do have both Braggs and other brands. Check this link: https://bit.ly/2JEnYeX WalMart also carries the stir-in herb paste (according to Google!). Hope this helps…these meatballs are crazy good!! Thanks for being a super supporter! xo ~ally

  3. The chicken meatballs look absolutely amazing! I so agree with you, Ally, there is nothing better than marrying different cultural flavors into a dish! I wish I could reach the dish through my computer screen! Looks so yummy!!

    1. Oh, you’re too sweet, Hadia! And, yes, we both believe in merging beautiful cultural palates w/our food! I mean it’s only better w/diversity!! xoxo Thank you, luv!

  4. Wow! Chicken and chorizo in one meatball. The perfect balance of fats and flavor. So love this dish!

    1. I sure hope so, Miss Pea!! I must say Ben LOVED LOVED them!! xo Thank you!

  5. Wow these sounds fabulous I think I found a new meatball I may just be in love with …bet they smell fabulous cooking too!

    1. Oh, now, my sweet, Claudia! You are the meatball diva! And, I hope these meet up to your expectations! Yes, they smell awesome cooking! It’s hard to resist!! Thanks, luv xox

  6. Lori McLain says:

    Man….does it get any better?!!❣️My favorite flavors literally ROLLED into one spectacular dish❣️

    1. Lori Girl!!!! Do you KNOW how much I wuzzzzzzzzzz you!! Yes, Ben and I both had these meatballs this morning for brekkie…even better!! xoxo Thank you!!

  7. Ronda Hall says:

    Where do you purchase your beef chorizo and is it the fresh or smoked kind?

    1. Hi, Ronda! I get my beef chorizo at our local market. But, I’ve also found it at places like Krogers (City Market). It’s packaged (I think 7-8 oz. roll). Not smoked. Here’s the brand I use: https://www.caciqueinc.com/products/ranchero-beef-chorizo/ It’s probably available on Amazon (but you’d have to buy several packages). These meatballs are sooooooooooooo good!! Thanks for visiting, luv!

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