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ground chicken bolognese sauce in a skillet with chopped parsley and a spoon

30 Minute Ground Chicken Bolognese Sauce

  • Author: Laney Schwartz
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Main Course
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Italian


This 30 Minute Ground Chicken Bolognese Sauce is the perfect solution for a flavorful meal without the need for wine! With simple ingredients like ground chicken, fresh veggies and a jar of marinara sauce, you can whip up this savory high-protein bolognese sauce in no time!


  • 1 small onion, minced in food processor or finely chopped
  • 1 medium carrot, minced in food processor or finely chopped
  • 1 (8 oz) package of mushrooms, shredded in food processor or finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced or shredded in the food processor
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 jar Rao’s Marinara sauce
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ½ cup chopped parsley
  • Fresh parmesan cheese for serving


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium/high heat. Add the olive oil and chopped veggies with a pinch of salt and cook for 4-5 minutes until the veggies begin to soften.
  2. Add the ground chicken to the pan along with the salt, pepper, garlic powder and oregano and cook for 5-7 minutes, breaking up the meat while cooking.
  3. Add the tomato paste and marinara sauce and bring to a simmer.
  4. Let cook for 20 minutes then finish with lemon juice and chopped parsley.
  5. Serve with parmesan cheese over your favorite pasta.

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