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Easy Keto Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Super easy, absolutely keto-friendly and perfectly appetizing chicken parmesan meatballs which are filled with Mozzarella cheese, fried in olive-oil and cooked with yummy marinara sauce. Isn’t it mouthwatering? Serve these Easy Keto Chicken Parmesan Meatballs with zucchini pasta and loads of parmesan cheese!

In this recipe, almond flour is used to keep it keto-friendly in place of breadcrumbs. And I used marinara sauce because it contains low sugar.

So let’s get started!

How to Make Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

At first mix ground chicken with the spices, parmesan, almond flour, and eggs. The mixture should be moderately wet.

Then scoop up approx 2 tablespoons of the chicken mixture into your hand and compressed it.

Now put a mozzarella ball in the middle and cover the mozzarella ball completely with the meatball mixture.

Then heat 1/4 cup of olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Brown the meatballs from all sides in batches. After each batch, pull them out from the skillet onto a plate.

After that, remove all of the meatballs from the skillet, leaving the remaining olive oil.

Then pour the marinara sauce into the skillet and beat it overall.

Now add the meatballs back to the skillet and put it in a 350F oven for 15 minutes.

Now remove the skillet from the oven, garnish with parmesan and serve.

Easy Keto Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Super easy, absolutely keto-friendly and perfectly appetizing chicken parmesan meatballs which are filled with Mozzarella cheese, fried in olive-oil and cooked with yummy marinara sauce. Isn’t it mouthwatering? Serve these Easy Keto Chicken Parmesan Meatballs with zucchini pasta and loads of parmesan cheese!

Course: Appetizer, dinner, Main Course

Cuisine: Italian

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 40 minutes

Servings: 8

Calories: 498kcal

Author: Okay Reviews

INGREDIENTS

  • 1.25 pounds Ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup Grated Parmesan
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 3/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried parsley
  • 12-15 Mozzarella balls
  • 1/4 cup Olive oil
  • 4 Cups Marinara sauce
  • Parmesan for garnish

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. With your hands, combine the ground chicken, almond flour, parmesan, eggs, salt, pepper, oregano, and parsley in a large bowl.  
  2. Scoop out 2 tablespoons of the mixture and flatten it in your hand.  Now put a mozzarella ball in the middle and cover the mozzarella ball completely with the meatball mixture. Turn round it to make a perfect ball shape. Do same with the remaining meatball mixture and set aside on a plate.
  1. Preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. Now heat a heavy based skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil.  When the oil gets hot, add half of the meatballs and brown them on all sides.  Take them out in a plate and add the remaining meatballs to the skillet to brown.  
  3. Remove all of the meatballs from the skillet, leaving the remaining olive oil. Then pour the marinara sauce into the skillet and beat it overall.
  4. Now add the meatballs on top of the marinara sauce and place in the oven to bake for 15 minutes.
  5. Remove the skillet from the oven and garnish with parmesan if desired.  
  6. Serve.

USEFUL TIPS

  1. If you want to use these as an appetizer, bake the meatballs without the marinara, serve with toothpicks and the marinara on the side.  
  2. You can use ground turkey too, if you are having problems finding ground chicken.
  3. In place of the mozzarella balls, you can cut a mozzarella cheese stick into 1 inch pieces.  

NUTRITION

Calories: 498kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 39g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g

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