Trader Joe’s Chicken Meatballs Review

Trader Joe’s fully cooked chicken meatballs make for a very quick and protein packed meal. Below is our honest review and our favorite alfredo sauce to pair with.

These chicken meatballs are gluten free, low carb and keto friendly.

Honest Review TJ’s Chicken Meatballs

From the first bite, Trader Joe’s chicken meatballs pack a punch of herbaceous flavor. The flavors that you can immediately taste are basil and oregano. The chicken meatballs are delicious and ridiculously easy to make. They can be added to a multitude of tasty recipes to make an entire meal in under 20 minutes. Below you will find an abundance of ideas to create your favorite meatball plate.

Serving ideas

When originally taste testing TJ’s chicken meatballs we served them up smoothened in ROA’s alfredo sauce. Oh boy, it was a delicious combination. I’m highly recommend you give this combo a try. A perfect keto, low carb and gluten free meal. Other delicious pairings and meal ideas below.

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  • serve on top of pasta slathered with alfredo or marinara sauce
  • Serve over rice with veggies and sauce of choice (Soyaki or teriyaki sauce with broccoli is a lovely combo)
  • serve with mashed potatoes and traditional gravy or luscious mushroom gravy (highly recommend)
  • add chicken meatballs to this mac and cheese recipe with cooked broccoli
  • add to soups (perfect addition for an Italian wedding soup)
  • Greek chicken meatball bowls
  • stuff inside pita pockets
  • meatballs subs

If you’re in the mood for a lighter combination, you may substitute pasta for zoodles (zucchini noodles). of course topped with tons of delicious RAO’s sauce. BONUS, this meal is keto/low carb friendly.

Click here to view full instructions for LOW CARB CHICKEN MEATBALLS ALFREDO

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Final thoughts

Trader Joe’s did it again! Add these meatballs to any of the above listed ideas for a yummy dinner in no time. My passion for finding quick and easy dinners from TJ’s items continues. This one sure does hit the spot. If looking for other 20 minute Trader joe’s dinners, check out these links for mandarin orange chicken, Pot Stickers and Wonton Soup. You will not be disappointed.

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Trader Joe’s Chicken Meatballs Review

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  • Author: Whisking Mama
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Trader Joe’s chicken meatballs can be prepared 3 ways. See instructions below on how to air fry, stove top or oven bake the chicken meatballs.



1 package Trader Joe’s Chicken Meatballs


Air fryer

Evenly distribute meatballs in air fryer basket

Heat at 390F for 6-8 minutes (or until heated through)

Stove top

Heat pan to a medium heat

Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the pan

add meatballs and cook until heated through


Preheat oven to 325F

Add meatballs to a baking pan and cook for 16-20 minutes

  • Cook Time: 20 minutes


  • Serving Size: 4 meatballs
  • Calories: 150
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Sodium: 300mg
  • Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 2g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Protein: 16g
  • Cholesterol: 80mg
Trader Joe’s Chicken Meatballs Ingredients

Chicken, contains 2% or less of sea salt, oregano, basil, vinegar powder, granulated garlic, granulated onion, rosemary extract, black pepper, parsley flakes.

How much do Trader Joe’s Chicken Meatballs cost?

1-12 ounce package of chicken meatballs cost $3.99 (prices subject to change)

Are Trader Joe’s Chicken Meatballs fully cooked

Yes, they are fully cooked. The chicken meatballs just need to be heated prior to serving.

Are TJ’s Chicken Meatballs gluten free

Yes, the chicken meatballs are gluten free.

What are Trader Joe’s stores hours?

Most Trader Joe’s stores are open daily from 8am-9pm. A few stores may very and it’s best to check with your local Trader Joe’s store.

What days are Trader Joe’s stores closed?

Trader Joe’s stores are closed on New Years DayThanksgiving and Christmas. Other holidays such as, Easter, Independence Day and Christmas Eve will have reduced store hours.

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