Keto Chicken Meatballs are a type of meatball made from ground chicken and typically seasoned with keto-friendly ingredients like garlic, onion powder, and parsley. They are a popular dish among those following a ketogenic diet because they are low in carbs and high in protein and healthy fats.
They are typically seasoned with spices and herbs to give them flavor and are often served with a low-carb sauce and keto-friendly sides.
Keto Chicken Meatballs are often served with a low-carb sauce, such as a tomato-based sauce made with no added sugar or a creamy Alfredo sauce. They can also be paired with a variety of keto-friendly sides, such as cauliflower rice, zucchini noodles, or roasted vegetables.
If you ever made any type of meatbals you will find it simple to make. So let’s do it!
- 0.5kg ground chicken
- 1/4 cup almond flour (UK)*
- 1 large egg
- 2/3 cup grated mozzarella cheese (UK)*
- 4 Tbsp of chopped parsley
- 1/2 tsp granulated garlic (UK)*
- salt and pepper to taste
- oil for frying
How to make meatballs
- Preheat your oven to 400°F.
- In a large bowl, mix together the ground chicken, almond flour, egg, mozzarella, garlic, parsley, salt, and black pepper until well combined.
- Roll the mixture into golf ball-sized meatballs.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add enough cooking oil to coat the bottom of the pan.
- Add the meatballs to the skillet and cook for about 2 minutes per side, or until browned on all sides.
- Transfer the meatballs to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for about 10-15 minutes, or until cooked through.
And that’s it! Once the meatballs are cooked, you can serve them with your favorite low-carb sauce and sides.
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How many meatballs you will get?
The number of meatballs you will get from a recipe depends on the size of the meatballs you make. Generally, if you follow the recipe for Keto Chicken Meatballs that I provided earlier and make golf ball-sized meatballs, you should get around 16-20 meatballs. However, if you make smaller or larger meatballs, you will get a different number.
What is the preparation time?
The preparation time for this recipe can vary depending on your experience in the kitchen and the equipment you have available.
Generally, it takes about 15-20 minutes to mix the ingredients, form the meatballs, and start cooking them. Cooking time in the skillet and oven takes an additional 15-20 minutes. So, in total, you can expect the preparation time for Keto Chicken Meatballs to take around 30-40 minutes.
Are Keto Chicken Meatballs gluten free?
They can be gluten-free if you use gluten-free almond flour or another gluten-free flour substitute instead of wheat flour as a binding agent. Additionally, it’s important to check the labels of any pre-packaged ingredients, such as spices or sauces, to make sure they are gluten-free. By using gluten-free ingredients, this recipe can be a great option for those who are following a gluten-free diet or have celiac disease.