Trader Joe’s Chicken Meatballs


Have you seen these Chicken Meatballs at Trader Joe’s? They’re NOT frozen but are refrigerated. I found them near the refrigerated pizza dough. 

The meatballs are seasoned, fully cooked, and gluten-free. They come 16 to a package and cost $3.99

The suggested serving size is 4 meatballs. TJ’s keeps the ingredient list simple with the seasonings including granulated garlic and onion, oregano, basil, rosemary, and parsley. One surprise in the ingredients: vinegar powder. 

On the package, there are cooking instructions for the air fryer, stovetop, microwave, and oven. We chose the oven method, but I changed the temp and time just a bit. 

Trader Joe’s Chicken Meatballs, pre and post-bake:

Trader Joe’s Chicken Meatballs Review

He says (Mark): If my better half hadn’t reminded me that these were chicken meatballs, I wouldn’t have known. I had these for dinner twice – once with some gnocchi and tomatoes (not swimming in sauce) and then again the next day, reheated. They were tasty. Adding some light seasoning made these better. I could see them being featured in an entree as well as part of a “small bites” meal. If served alone, a dipping sauce is recommended. These were just the right size and had an excellent texture.

Overall rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

She says (Bridget): Moist, juicy, and well-seasoned, these meatballs were a pleasant surprise! I love that they’re an easy way to add protein to a meal. The seasoning definitely leans toward Italian flavors, and I guess that’s to be expected. Just something to keep in mind if you’re using them as a shortcut in another recipe. 

Overall rating: 4.5 of 5 stars

Will we buy them again? Mark says no, but I say yes. And I do 99.99% of the shopping and cooking, so…

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