Served over mashed potatoes, noodles, or rice, these Chicken Swedish Meatballs are full of flavor and are sure to satisfy! The meatballs are made with ingredients like garlic powder and parmesan, while the sauce is deep with flavors from bone broth and dijon mustard. This is an easy dish you don’t want to miss out on!
Easy Chicken Swedish Meatballs Recipe
Let’s be honest – we all love going to IKEA not just for the furniture, but for the Swedish meatballs! Those famous meatballs are the highlight of any trip to that store, and I’ve now mastered the easiest (and more delicious) at home version with chicken!
While there are an abundance of bases that you could serve these meatballs over, Mashed Potatoes are always my favorite! The way that they really soak up the sauce is heavenly. Really, once you try this savory sauce, you won’t want to miss any of it.
If you’re craving another chicken recipe that goes perfectly with mashed potatoes, you need to make my Crockpot Chicken Marsala!
Why You’ll Love this Swedish Chicken Meatball Recipe:
- Savory sauce: Truly, I think I could drink this sauce through a straw. Well, maybe not, but you get the idea! It’s richly flavored with deep ingredients that will really make your mouth water.
- Easy to make: Mix the ingredients together, roll them out, bake them, then smother them with homemade sauce. It’s that easy!
- Hearty: These meatballs served over mashed potatoes, noodles, or rice is a sure way to fill up every belly at the table. It’s a hearty, comforting dinner that always hits the spot.
How to make Swedish Meatballs with Ground Chicken
Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!
- Combine the meatball ingredients.
- Roll the meatballs and place them on a prepared baking sheet.
- Bake the meatballs.
- Melt the butter and whisk in the flour.
- Add chicken broth, dijon mustard, sour cream, and parmesan cheese to the mix.
- Stir everything together to combine.
- Once the meatballs are cooked, move them to the saucepan and simmer them for 5 minutes.
- Garnish with parsley.
- Serve with mashed potatoes (or another base of your choice) and cranberry sauce on the side. Enjoy!
Can I just use frozen meatballs with this sauce?
Sure, but you should know that frozen meatballs won’t be nearly as good as these homemade ones! Typically, frozen meatballs turn out dry and lackluster when it comes to flavor.
Avoid disappointing meatballs by making an easy batch of fresh ones!
Will other meats work with this recipe?
Yes! While I prefer chicken meatballs, you can follow this exact recipe with ground pork, ground beef, and ground turkey. Or even a combination of different meats!
How long will they stay fresh?
In an airtight container in the fridge, Swedish chicken meatballs will stay fresh for up to 3 days. Make sure to save all of that sauce, too!
Recipe Tips and Notes
- Use a scooper to make sure all of your meatballs are the exact same size. That way, they don’t just look the same when presented, but they’ll also cook evenly.
- For a lighter fare, serve these chicken meatballs and sauce over zoodles instead of potatoes, rice or egg noodles.
- Do you really love cheese? Sprinkle a little extra parmesan on the final product! It’ll melt wonderfully into the warm sauce.
These chicken Swedish meatballs are the ultimate comfort food when served over the base of your choice! If you love IKEA’s Swedish meatballs, you’re going to obsess over this super easy and delicious dinner recipe.
More chicken meatball recipes we love
- Buffalo Chicken Meatballs
- Asian Chicken Meatballs
- Italian Baked Chicken Meatballs
- Baked Hawaiian Chicken Meatballs
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Chicken Swedish Meatballs
For the meatballs:
- 2 pounds ground chicken
- 1 cup Panko breadcrumbs
- 2 eggs
- 1 medium onion finely diced
- 1 cup Parmesan cheese shredded
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
For the sauce:
- 6 tablespoons salted butter
- 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 cups chicken bone broth
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- ¾ cup sour cream
- ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with a silicone mat
- In a large bowl combine meatball ingredients by hand
- Measure and roll approximately 40 (1 inch) meatballs and placed on your prepared baking sheet.
- Place baking sheet into preheated oven and cook for 30 minutes.
- In a large sauce pan over medium heat, melt butter and whisk in flour. Cook for about one minute until bubbly. Add chicken broth, pepper, Dijon mustard, sour cream, Parmesan cheese and stir to combine. Once a low boil is reached, reduce heat to low and continue to simmer until meatballs are done.
- Once meatballs are cooked, immediately move them to the sauce pan to simmer for 5 minutes.
- Garnish with parsley and serve with mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce.
- I recommend a silicone baking mat instead of cooking spray to limit the amount of oil on the baking sheet. But if that’s all you have on hand cooking spray will work just fine.
- Also make these meatballs with ground turkey or ground beef or ground pork or any combination of these!
- These meatballs can be served over rice, mashed potatoes or noodles or even zoodles. Our favorite way to serve this is with mashed potatoes and cranberry sauce just like at Ikea.
- Use a cookie scoop to measure out equal meatballs.
- This dish can be frozen in a freezer bag once it has cooled to room temperature. To thaw, place in a bowl of water until the bag releases then transfer to a pot on the stove or heat them up in the slow cooker.