Chicken and Bacon Meatballs {Airfryer & Oven Directions}

Let me start by saying, my airfryer is amazing! Why didn’t anyone tell me how good they were before? I wouldn’t have waited so long to get one. Since getting THIS ONE at Christmas, I’ve been using it daily and sometimes a few times a day.

Why I love it so much!

  • It cooks so fast!
  • No need for oil (healthy cooking).
  • Easy to wash and use.
  • Even cooking.
  • No need to preheat.
  • CRISPY food.

You can check out the full range of Philips Airfryers HERE. I have the Philips Viva model which I find is big enough for our family of 6. Philips also have a handy little app that’s full of recipes for your airfryer.

One of my favourite recipes to cook in the airfryer are these chicken and bacon meatballs. These meatballs can be served on skewers (I bought some half sized skewers from the supermarket), with pasta, rice, salad or pop them in the school lunch box.

Makes around 12 – 15 meatballs depending on the size.


  • 500 grams chicken mince
  • 140 grams bacon, finely chopped
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoons BBQ sauce
  • 2 tablespoons crushed garlic
  • 2 tablespoons mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste

Air Fryer Directions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix.
  2. Roll mixture into bite-sized balls and place onto air fryer basket.
  3. Cook on 180ºc for around 6 minutes, shake halfway.

Oven Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 180ºc and line a baking tray with non-stick paper.
  2. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and mix.
  3. Roll mixture into bite-sized balls and place onto the oven tray.
  4. Bake for around 20-25 minutes or until cooked through.


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