The Best Air Fryer Chicken Meatballs

Air fryer chicken meatballs are my family favorite as they’re so versatile. These can be prepared in less than 30 minutes!

This recipe for air fried chicken meatballs makes perfect, delicious and juicy chicken meatballs, ideal for quick weeknight dinner or a party snack.

Air Fryer Chicken Meat balls

Why prepare chicken meatballs in an air fryer?

We all know how magical air fryers are! I prepare most of my weekday and weeknight meals in my air fryer as it’s less time consuming and you can enjoy guilt free healthy meals too.

These delicious air fryer chicken meatballs are perfectly cooked when air fried in just 20 minutes. They are perfectly crispy and golden on the outside while keeping it tender and juicy in the inside. Unlike the one’s prepared on the gas or stove top which some times get flattened on the side touching the pan.

If you too want to enjoy some delicious and guilt free food, check out some of my popular air fryer recipes below.

Air Fryer Chicken Meatballs Recipe

Basic Information

Cooking Level: Beginner/ Easy
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 2
Nutritional Information:
Note: The below nutritional information is an estimate and may vary depending on the specific ingredients used.

473 kcal22.2 g483 mg62.5 g5.7 g3.7 g5.1 g
Nutritional Information (per serving 200 grams)

Air Fryer Chicken Balls


  • 250 grams minced chicken
  • 1 whisked egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chicken seasonings
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons bread crumbs
  • Lime juice from half a lime
  • Handful of chopped coriander
  • Greens or chives for garnish

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  • Preheat the air-fryer to 180°C (356 F)
  • Add in all the above ingredients in a mixing bowl, except for the ones used for garnish. Combine everything well together.
  • Grease your palms with some oil, take a heaping tablespoon of the chicken mixture and gently shape them into round balls about 2 inch. Don’t pack the meatballs too tightly, it can make them tough.
  • Line your air fryer basket with a baking sheet.
  • Pop in the chicken balls into the basket, in an even layer. Do not over crowd the basket.
  • Air Fry for 15 minutes at 175°C (347 F). Flip after 8 minutes.
  • Check after 12 minutes, if your air fryer has a high power and browns it faster, you may want to check if it’s cooked. (using a meat thermometer checking the internal temperature of 165 F.
  • When done, garnish with some greens and serve hot with Green Chutney!!
  • Enjoy your homemade air fried chicken meatballs!!!

If you want to glaze these meatballs, you can check my recipe for Air Fryer Glazed Chicken Balls on how to prepare the sauce for glazing. You can glaze these homemade air fried chicken meatballs after 10 minutes of air frying, and pop them back in the air fryer for 5 minutes

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I freeze the chicken meatballs?

Undoubtedly yes! You can freeze them once cooked. Place a single layer on a baking sheet and pop it in your freezer bag. Freeze them for 10 to 15 days. I usually prefer preparing and serving these fresh, but if frozen I would use them within a week.
Remove from the freezer, pop them in a pre heated air fryer for approximately 5 to 8 minutes.

What can I serve with chicken meat balls?

Chicken meatballs make a delicious snack or appetizer in itself. You can enjoy these as is or serve them with Spaghetti, Pastas or Enchiladas. You can add them to Spaghetti or Pastas!!!
Check my recipe below.
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Air Fryer Chicken Meatballs

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