Chicken Mince is a healthy option for the whole family!
We have not just one, two – but 20 recipes on how to cook chicken mince! All delicious and well-loved by the whole family. Chicken Mince or Turkey Mince for that matter is lower in fat than traditional beef mince, and it also has this wonderful ability to really absorb the flavours cooked with it. Chicken Mince is a delicious and healthier alternative – give it a try with these delicious recipes!
Is Chicken Mince Healthier than Beef Mince?
Yes it is! Although Aussie’s were a bit wary of using chicken mince at first, it is now gaining popularity as one of the most loved minces available. Chicken mince is low in fat and is considered a lean meat, so its great for people watching their weight. And if you are looking for an even healthier mince than chicken mince, try Turkey Mince!
One serve of chicken mince has 6 grams of fat and 19 grams of protein.
What is Chicken Mince Made From?
Chicken Mince is made from all the chicken trimmings (it is 100% chicken) that has then been placed through a mincer.
What is the Best Way to Use Chicken Mince?
Chicken mince easily absorbs the flavours that you are cooking with. So chicken rissoles, chicken meatballs and asian flavours are a fantastic choice.
Chicken mince can taste a little bland on its own, so don’t be scared to experiement with strong flavours.
How Can I Make Chicken Mince at Home?
Chicken Mince is really easy to make at home – if you have a mincer, just feed through any pieces of raw chicken without the skin. If you don’t own a mincer, you can just use a sharp knife to cut the chicken into very small pieces.
Remember though when cooking chicken mince that if you are using all breast that can give you a bit of a ‘dry’ result, so use a combination of both white meat and brown meat. White meat is the chicken breast and rib. Brown meat is chicken leg and thigh. The brown meat has a bit more fat and a lot more flavour.
20 Best Recipes Using Chicken Mince
1. Chicken Rissoles
If you think that plain Chicken Rissoles sounds a bit boring, remember that chicken mince ‘absorbs’ the flavour of what it is being cooked with – so don’t be scared to add some flavouring – things like a teaspoon of curry powder, some vegetable stock (the powder version) or even some fresh spinach leaves and Feta cheese….
2. Chicken and Spinach Meatloaf
A yummy, easy, healthy dinner! This doesn’t have the guilt of traditional meatloaf!
3. Chicken Pot Pie
This one is a firm staple meal in my house. You can freeze the chicken mixture in advance, and it can be turned not just into a pie, but add some pasta and you have a fancy pasta dish!
4. Gluten-free Chicken Spring Rolls
If you haven’t tried spring rolls even once then you are definitely missing out! Pork spring rolls are more common but when you have leftover chicken mince you can definitely use that instead! This recipe is gluten free!
5. Chicken San Choy Bau
Make use of your leftover chicken mince by transforming it to this meaty and veggie treat. This recipe could also make use of either chicken or pork mince, also chicken breast is a good option. Serve with noodles and you’re good to go!
6. Comforting Chicken Meatballs with Mushroom Gravy
Comforting Chicken Meatballs with Gravy is one on the list of comfort foods. There’s something cozy about easy meatballs and rich flavoured mushroom gravy sauce. Yuuum!
7. Asian Chicken Meatballs
Who wants Asian Chicken Meatballs tonight? You don’t have to go to the takeaway shop and pay a small fortune, just make these yummy balls at home!
8. Cajun Chicken Burgers
HOT HOT HOT! These burgers have amazing flavours that just burst in your mouth! Serve these on wholemeal rolls with some swiss cheese, the freshest tomatoes, cucumber and lettuce with a dash of sweet chilli sauce! Gourmet!
9. Chicken and Vegetable Sausage Rolls
Definitely one that is most requested during family gatherings. People just loooove finger foods like this chicken and vegetable combo of sausage rolls.
10. Homemade Chicken and Apple Croquettes
This recipe is surprisingly easy and is just mixing up a bit of fresh chicken and apple! Try it!
11. Greek Chicken Meatballs
As far as finger food goes, these Greek Chicken Meatballs are about our favourites. They’re so much lighter than beef or lamb meatballs, but just as easy to put together!
12. Cheesy Chicken Meatloaf
Another tasty twist on the traditional meatloaf – made of chicken mince instead of beef! We love it served with salad or mashed sweet potatoes.
13. Thai Chicken Balls
Balls are one of my fav things to make, they go with everything! From mash to salad to salsa to wraps, the list is endless!
14. Grilled Gooey Cheesy Chicken Rissoles
Grilled, gooey and oh sooo cheesy! I don’t even care what comes next!
15. Chicken Parmesan Meatballs
Good old spaghetti and meatballs may be good but it can also be, well, old and boring. Give your old meatballs dinner a makeover and try this recipe for Chicken Parmesan Meatballs. Just another fantastic “balls” recipe brought to you by Stay At Home Mum!
16. Chicken and Broccoli Nuggets
Sneak a few greens into the kids while bribing them with these yummy Chicken Broccoli Nuggets!
17. Chicken Wonton Soup
This homemade Wonton Soup is filling and delicious. Great for winter but on rainy nights these are perfect, too!
18. Slow Cooker Broccoli Cheesy Chicken
This is one of the ways I can get the kids to eat Broccoli. It does makes a truly delicious dinner that is on high rotation at my house and is so simple to make, the whole family will be asking for more!! Best of all it will feed a family of four for under $10!
19. Bacon Weave Meatloaf
This little beauty is going to blow your mind and your guests. Our Bacon Weave Meatloaf is the Mother of all Meatloaves!
20. Prosciutto Wrapped Chicken Fingers
Yummy fingers food that the whole family will enjoy! If you don’t want to spend the cash on prosciutto – you can easily substitute it for bacon!