Slow Cooker Chicken Meatballs

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Serve it over spaghetti or with wholewheat bread, this makes a simple, hearty and tasty meal. And prepared in a slow cooker, this recipe of chicken meatballs simmered in a tomato sauce couldn't be any easier!

Tomato Sauce
  • 500 g Ground chicken
  • 100 g German Quark cheese
  • 4 tbsp Breadcrumbs
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 2/3 tsp Hot paprika powder
  • ½ tsp Garlic salt
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 tbsp Dried parsley
  • 1 can Tomato, crushed
  • 250 ml Tomato puree
  • 1 tsp Dried thyme
  • 1 tsp Chilli pepper
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Combine all the meatball ingredients in a mixing bowl. Stir until all ingredients are well blended. Form into 16 meatballs.
  2. Stir together the sauce ingredients in your slow cooker. Cover and cook on low setting for 5-6 hours. | © 2013 | | © 2013 |


Geni 18/2/13 20:15

I would love to make chicken meatballs...especially in a slow cooker. Having quick and easy but delicious dinners makes life a lot easier for a busy mom. Thanks!

Evelyne CulturEatz 18/2/13 20:40

These meatballs look great. i am really trying to use the slow cooker more so here is one more recipe to try for sure.

Unknown 18/2/13 20:48

Great family meal Angie and fabulous pictures as usual.

Rosa's Yummy Yums 18/2/13 21:26

They look fantastic! I bet they are moist.



tigerfish 18/2/13 23:01

These meatballs sounds so easy to make! I will make a big batch and eat for days :)

Debra Eliotseats 18/2/13 23:06

Really, these look delicious. Your photos are so good I can almost smell the aroma of these.

Medeja- CranberryJam 18/2/13 23:15

I am jus wondering how did you manage to shape them so perfectly, they all look perfectly round and same size! :)

Alicia Foodycat 18/2/13 23:23

These look so tasty! Love the idea of quark in them, they must be so light!

OohLookBel 18/2/13 23:31

The one good thing about colder weather is that I'll be using my slow cooker more often. I'm bookmarking this lovely recipe for when that happens =)

The Yum List 19/2/13 00:23

That sauce is just waiting for a crusty loaf of bread to soak it up!

Gerry @Foodness Gracious 19/2/13 00:47

Delicious!I should use ground chicken more (slap hand!)My kids would eat these so fast!!

Abbe@This is How I Cook 19/2/13 01:03

Sounds good. Looks good. Love that red bowl.

Peggy G. 19/2/13 01:12

These sound delicious! Definitely perfectly paired with spaghetti!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 19/2/13 02:13

I don't think I've ever seen more perfect meatballs, Angie! Just a gorgeous the simple sauce, too.

pria 19/2/13 02:18

This is so gorg, i just love the colour

Anne@FromMySweetHeart 19/2/13 03:19

Angie...I love slow cooker meals. Especially when they look as rich and beautiful as this one! (Love your pretty serving plate, too!) : )

Awayofmind Bakery Hoiuse 19/2/13 04:06

Lovely shape meat balls, i used to make chicken meatballs for my son, but never able to shape it perfectly like yours!

Velva 19/2/13 04:07

Delicious! Love meatballs.


noobcook 19/2/13 05:18

love home-made meat balls! making me crave for meatball spaghetti right now. btw, happy Chinese new year!

kitchen flavours 19/2/13 06:00

Looks so delicious and so easy! Pinned!

Yi @ Yi Reservation 19/2/13 06:11

these meatballs look absolutely divine! The slow cooking definitely makes them more flavorful! Thanks for sharing

Mich Piece of Cake 19/2/13 06:59

These meatballs look delicious and love it that its so easy to make.

Anonymous 19/2/13 08:01

I love the sauce with the meatballs, delicious!
:-) Mandy

Unknown 19/2/13 08:28

Angie, meatballs with sauce ....yum

Choc Chip Uru @ Go Bake Yourself 19/2/13 08:32

These meatballs look perfect my friend :D


Ivy 19/2/13 09:33

These meatballs sound great with the sauce and lots of crusty bread:)

Emma | Fork and Good 19/2/13 10:19

I love how this is chicken because I don't eat beef, so I always feel the pain of not being able to eat meatballs! I didn't even think to make them myself, how lame is that?! I love the serving bowl, that pattern is gorgeous. Another fantastic recipe!

Katerina 19/2/13 11:40

Yes i can definitely picture them over a full plate of spaghetti! Delicious!

Priya Suresh 19/2/13 11:49

Wish i get those irresistible meat balls for my lunch rite now,cant ask more.

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen 19/2/13 12:03

You´re right, they couldn´t be easier. I eat meatballs a lot but never chicken. They are gorgeous Angie!

Belinda 19/2/13 12:12

Love all the magical things possible with slow cookers!

Scrambled Megs 19/2/13 13:33

angie, this looks amazing. I love meatballs and don't like red meat so this is perfect x

Tricia @ saving room for dessert 19/2/13 14:52

I bet these are really tender and juicy. Thanks for a great dinner idea - and I think I'll serve it with spaghetti squash! Lovely clicks Angie - have a great week. P.S. Do you happen to have a favorite Irish Brown Soda Bread / Breakfast Bread recipe?

Ana Regalado 19/2/13 15:05

Angie , these chicken meatballs are just delish ! Either pasta or steamed rice with these yummy meatballs will be fine with me :D

Cooking Quidnunc 19/2/13 15:11

Yay I love finding great slow cooker recipes! I have never made meatballs in it but now I really want to.

Kitcheninspirations 19/2/13 16:25

That does sound incredibly tasty for our nasty winter weather. I think I would prefer real garlic instead of garlic salt, but that's an easy substitution. The quark is not something I've seen in a meatball, but I suspect it makes the meatball very tender.

Gloria Baker 19/2/13 16:29

Look really yummy Angie!!I love meatballs!

MunatyCooking 19/2/13 16:39

looks so delicious. Have to have it with some rice, no wait, with some pasta :)

Pam 19/2/13 16:59

Yum! They look tender and delicious.

Angie's Recipes 19/2/13 17:09

@Tricia @ saving room for dessert


I am not sure I really have ONE favourite soda bread recipe, but here is the one (partly with wholewheat) I have tried before.

The Squishy Monster 19/2/13 18:47

These are gorgeous...I would love a big bowl of these with some rustic bread...mMmmmmMM!!

Geri Saucier 19/2/13 20:26

Love this dish. So easy and delicious:) These meatballs are perfect for a sandwich. Thanks for sharing:)

teresa 19/2/13 21:27

YUM! i'm always up for a good crockpot recipe, these look wonderful!

Alida 19/2/13 22:00

What a tasty wonderful meal Angie! I love the red colours you have chosen here. They match the sauce perfectly. I am tempted to try them!

Tasha @ Thatssoyummy 19/2/13 22:14

These look amazing, will have to try!

wok with ray 19/2/13 22:17

"Good things come for those who wait." Meatballs slow cooked for 6 hours is a sure winner. The meat and the sauce exchanging flavors will only result in one thing -- YUM!

Jennifer Kendall 20/2/13 01:50

these look so so so good...i've gotta try these asap!! my poor slow cooker so rarely gets used, it will love having something super delicious to make!

Reeni 20/2/13 03:01

Absolutely delicious meatballs Angie! I love that they're slow-cooked!

Unknown 20/2/13 03:07

Delicious meatballs!! I love the fact that they are slow-cooked! Wonerful snaps,Angie!!

Lisa Ho 20/2/13 03:37

Yummy meatballs and cooked in a slow cooker... my kind of cooking and meal :D

Stephanie @ Henry Happened 20/2/13 04:01

We just had turkey meatballs last night - and let me say these look waaay better! Love that you can make them in the slow cooker!

CQUEK 20/2/13 13:19

These look decadently yummy! Have a great week

Finla 20/2/13 14:56

Looks super yumm, i have a slow cookeer sitting ehre for the last 3 yrs never have made naything in it as my sis send it from US and as thedifference if voltage i have not used it,

Amelia 20/2/13 15:07

Hi Angie, look very inviting. I love your plate, look so elegant. As usual nice click.

Have a nice week ahead,regards.

RavieNomNoms 20/2/13 18:07

I think those may be the prettiest meatballs I have ever seen. WOW!

Joanne 20/2/13 18:36

Most slow cooker meals look like mush but these actually are so appealing to look at! Yum!

[Reply] 20/2/13 18:48

I have a slow cooker that I never use...I think its a good time to take it out after seeing these gorgeous meatballs.

Erin @ The Speckled Palate 20/2/13 18:51

Yum yum! I love meatballs -- all kinds -- but I have never tried my hand at chicken ones... or meatballs that cooked in the slow cooker. Loving this idea, and I am definitely pinning this for the future!

Georgia | The Comfort of Cooking 20/2/13 19:25

These look so mouthwatering, Angie! Definitely a good use of my slow cooker and delicious for an easy weeknight meal. Thanks!

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Juliana 20/2/13 22:52

Angie, these meatballs look so delicious and they are perfectly the idea of chicken...much healthier :)
Enjoy the rest of your week!

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mjskit 21/2/13 04:59

A chicken dish! Wasn't expecting this. What tasty little meatballs! I've always been a fan of just eating the meatballs like this with the sauce and omitting the pasta. It makes them the star. Great recipe!

Esther Lau 21/2/13 06:05

I am looking for this recipe for so long, thanks for sharing. Yours chicken meatball looks super delicious. I wish I can have some right now:)

Mary Bergfeld 21/2/13 06:07

Angie, these really look delicious. My family would love them. Your photos are magazine quality. I hope you've had a great day. Blessings...Mary

Sokehah cheah 21/2/13 08:14

Yes, cooking with a slow cooker is a breeze and no greasy kitchen to clean up later. Good one!

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Priscilla | ShesCookin 21/2/13 19:02

I love doing meals in my slow cooker - these meatballs look perfect, Angie. I've never had German Quark cheese - is it a hard cheese like parmesan?

Angie's Recipes 21/2/13 20:39

@Priscilla | ShesCookin Priscilla, Quark is a fresh tangy cheese. The one I use contains only 0.2% fat.

Kathy 21/2/13 20:57

These meatballs look wonderful! I have never had quark cheese…I’ll have to look for it!

Unknown 21/2/13 20:58

Yummy. I am a meatball fanatic. These look amazing. I love that you used chicken.

Hettar7 21/2/13 23:06

I want a slow cooker! .... some day little oval invention you will be mine. Till then I will look at this, and all other recipies like it, with longing. Tomato doused longing. :)

Anonymous 21/2/13 23:14

An amazing & well flavoured chicken meatballs recipe!
It all looks wonderful & tasty too, dear Angie!
Fab pics too! xx

Beth 21/2/13 23:22

I think these look wonderful! I've just started using ground chicken and this would be a great way to prepare it.

Unknown 21/2/13 23:43

Oh I love the idea of using my slow cooker to cook meatballs. It is genius, there is no need to use oil for frying and you know the little balls are going to have the perfect shape. Thanks for sharing, the weather is a little chili here at the moment so I may be using this recipe sooner rather than later!

Mother Rimmy 22/2/13 00:45

Anything I can cook in a slow cooker makes me happy. A friend introduced me to Quark cheese a few years ago. I'd never heard of it. I have some ground turkey I can try this with.

Amy 22/2/13 05:12

I love this simple yet comforting dish. It'll be so delicious over a plate of pasta! Yum.

Nisa Homey 22/2/13 14:06

This is wonderful recipe, Angie, I learn so much from you....perfect meat balls....I simmer my meatballs in coconut milk minus the cheese.....totally love the rustic pics.

Asmita 22/2/13 19:57

Hi Angie,
That sauce looks incredible! Who wouldn't want that? YUM!!!

Elisabeth 24/2/13 17:20

I'm totally in love with your delicious chicken meat balls, Angie! Love the addition of the hot paprika, as well! Pinned:)

Kelly Mulcair Registered Nutritionist. Content © 2011 Trinity Nutrition. 24/2/13 17:24

I've got a slow-cooker and I've got ground chicken. I've got my plan for dinner tonight!!!

Sara 24/2/13 20:54

YUM. I love love love meatballs...they're just so much fun! These look terrific, and a great reason to pull out the slow cooker! :)

Ilke 25/2/13 00:15

That looks wonderful. I have not used my slow cooker much this winter, but I will pull it out for this. Just need to find the cheese that resembles the one in your recipe.

EA 25/2/13 06:58

I only recently started making meatballs, believe it or not, & the recipe I've been using has ricotta cheese in it, which makes them extra moist. My kids are huge fans, so I'll have to try your recipe next to around-looks delicious!

lena 25/2/13 16:33

nvr thought of cooking meatballs in a slow cooker, this sounds very good!

Unknown 27/2/13 00:50

Is there anything more comforting than slow cooked meatballs?

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 27/2/13 04:43

I love making food in the slow cooker. Your chicken meatballs sound delicious.

Katie 27/2/13 13:37

These look like something that would be a hit with the whole family. Yum!

Kim Bee 27/2/13 20:46

These are fantastic. I love the bowl too. So pretty.

Unknown 28/2/13 13:29

Ooooohhh.. those look amazing! And I love that you made them in the slow cooker!!

rita cooks italian 1/3/13 08:00

This sounds like an easy, flavoursome sauce, Angie. Great with spaghetti but also with garlic bruschetta

Unknown 1/3/13 08:36

The chicken meatballs looks absolutely moist, and juicy! Just the way I like them and drenched in tomato puree gravy! Now, just give me some focaccia so I could soak up all the goodness :P

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 1/3/13 21:44

They sound delicious, Angie, and just the kind of meal I would like now that we've returned from vacation and over-eating!

Shut Up and Cook 5/3/13 20:48

Brilliant! One of my favorite foods and one of my favorite styles of cooking. Excited to try these!

Sweet Posy Dreams 8/3/13 20:15

Yum! I've never made chicken meatballs, but these look so good, I may have to try some soon.

Biren @ Roti n Rice 11/3/13 22:35

I am so into slow cooker dishes these days. These chicken meatballs look great. Need to try them soon.

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina 13/3/13 00:55

What a fantastic idea to use chicken in meatballs! So much better for us and I LOVE your sauce Angie!

Coombe Mill - Fiona 6/5/13 01:14

I've never made meatballs with chicken before, they look great. Popping over from Slow cooker queen.

Miller 2/7/15 07:53

I must admit that I didn't hear about chicken meatballs until now, but now when I did, I can't wait to try it!


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