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Easy Low-Carb Keto Chicken Parmesan Meatballs Recipe

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Easy Low-Carb Keto Chicken Parmesan Meatballs Recipe

This content originally appeared on Sugar-Free Mom. Republished with permission.

By Andrea Pires

This easy delicious keto chicken meatballs recipe is filled with cheesy flavor, baked or fried, then tossed in low carb marinara and topped with mozzarella cheese! Just 1 net carb for two meatballs!

KETO CHICKEN MEATBALL RECIPE

My family and I really like meatballs. On nights after I don’t actually need to cook an extravagant meal, meatballs are my go to keto recipe!

These ground chicken meatballs are an incredibly easy recipe. Very quick to organize and you may either bake or fry them, whichever you like.

No almond flour or almond meal needed or bread crumbs to carry them together when using ground chicken and baking them.

By baking the meatballs there’s no need for a nut based binder. An egg keeps them perfectly formed and juicy.

If frying the juicy meatballs, for best results and to maintain the meatball form in shape when frying, add some ground almonds or Italian flavored pork rinds.

Winner winner chicken dinner for the entire family!

CARBS IN THE BEST KETO CHICKEN MEATBALLS

Whether you’re on a low carb weight loss program or keto weight loss program, this great recipe can fit into your macros easily.

Regular chicken parmesan meatballs, using the app Cronometer, which is the one app I take advantage of day by day, from the brand Bells & Evans in tomato sauce and mozzarella, with a serving size of three meatballs has 15 grams of total carbs and 240 calories.

Our chicken parmesan meatballs have just 7 grams of net carbs when having fun with 2 meatballs and a half cup of homemade marinara sauce and cheese.

Carbs will likely be reduced if you happen to exclude the tomato sauce and cheese.

Here is the nutrition info for 2 delicious keto meatballs.

Nutrition info for just 2 meatballs, no sauce or cheese:

Calories: 213

Carbs: 2g

Protein: 23g

Fat: 12g

Fiber: 1g

Net Carbs: 1g

CAN I MAKE THE MEATBALL MIXTURE WITH ANOTHER GROUND MEAT INSTEAD?

Yes, you may easily swap out the bottom chicken for ground turkey and even ground beef if you happen to prefer.

STORE BOUGHT TOMATO SAUCE VERSUS HOMEMADE MARINARA SAUCE

Select an excellent quality sugar free marinara sauce as it’ll make all of the difference to the amazing taste.

Most jarred tomato sauce or marinara sauce have hidden sugars and high carbs.

For those who don’t have tome to make my homemade marinara sauce, Rao’s is an excellent option for a low-carb lifestyle because it doesn’t include added sugar and is low in carbs.

HOW TO SERVE KETO CHICKEN PARMESAN MEATBALLS

Serve in a Low Carb Cloud Bread Sub Roll as a sandwich.

Serve over Zucchini Noodles or Spaghetti squash.

Serve over cauliflower rice or mashed cauliflower or simply enjoy right from the baking dish!

Serve with this delicious Italian Antipasto Salad!

MEAL PREP LOW-CARB MEATBALLS

These easy low carb chicken parm meatballs are a terrific addition to meal prep ahead for college or work lunches.

The best technique to get ahead when life, family and work are crazy busy is to make this easy recipe on a day you’ve gotten probably the most time.

Even increasing to double the recipe is the most effective thing because you’ve gotten a simple keto dinner recipe for in the course of the week and the remaining could be frozen.

You’ll be able to store these cheesy keto chicken meatballs within the fridge in an airtight container for as much as 5 days. Making individual servings of this healthy recipe would work as well.

They’re easy to freeze as well. Just cook, add sauce and cheese or keep plain, cool and add to freezer bags or an airtight container.

LOW CARB PASTA SWAPS

For those who’re in search of low carb pasta swaps, to your high carb favorite recipes, I’ve got you covered!

Try my homemade easy low carb egg noddles!

We also like Palmini noodles, Konjac Shirataki Noodles as well!

CAN I USE CHICKEN THIGHS INSTEAD?

I really like dark meat chicken, especially chicken thighs and think they make a tasty meatball.

Many individuals don’t need to spend the cash purchasing already ground chicken and I totally understand that.

For those who can’t find ground chicken or prefer to make use of inexpensive chicken thighs or chicken breast as a substitute of ground, no problem.

So long as you’ve gotten an excellent food processor you may make ground chicken at home. Add your chicken breasts or chicken thighs to your food processor then process until ground and smooth.

These Low Carb Chicken Parmesan Meatballs are the final word family dinner recipe because everyone loves meatballs, and cheese!

Super quick and straightforward to make and filled with flavors of chicken parm.

MORE MEATY LOW-CARB RECIPES YOU MIGHT ENJOY:

Low Carb French Onion Meatballs

Spicy Chorizo Meatballs

French Dip Burgers

Cheesy Bacon Stuffed Burgers

Copycat Chipotle Barbacoa

EASY KETO CHICKEN PARMESAN LOW CARB MEATBALLS

These Low Carb Chicken Parmesan Meatballs are the final word family dinner recipe. Super quick and straightforward to make and filled with flavor. Serve these meatballs with a salad or roasted low carb veggies.

Servings 4 @ 2 meatballs, ½ cup sauce
Calories 466 kcal per serving

Ingredients

  • 1
    pound
    ground chicken
    or chicken breast or thighs in a food processor
  • 1
    large egg
  • 2
    cloves
    fresh garlic
    minced
  • 1
    teaspoon
    onion powder
  • ¼
    cup
    grated parmesan cheese
  • 3
    tablespoon
    almonds
    ground Optional, if frying
  • ¼
    cup
    parsley
    fresh chopped
  • 2
    teaspoon
    dried Italian seasoning
  • 1
    teaspoon
    salt
    kosher
  • ½
    teaspoon
    black pepper
  • 2
    tablespoon
    olive oil
    Optional, if frying
  • 16
    ounces
    low carb homemade marinara sauce
  • 1.5
    cup
    mozzarella cheese
    shredded
  • 2
    tablespoons
    fresh herbs like fresh basil or fresh parsley
    chopped, to serve

Instructions

  1. Add ground chicken, egg, garlic, onion powder, parmesan cheese, (ground almonds if frying – not needed if baking) parsley, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper to a big bowl and blend ground chicken mixture with clean hands until combined.

  2. Form large meatballs with the meat mixture. Using a big cookie scoop makes it much easier to form even shapes.

    (Recipe Note: form 2 meatballs per serving).

Baking Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 400℉ / 200C and line a baking tray with parchment paper.

  2. Add meatballs to baking sheet tray and bake for about 25 mins until cooked through, turning once after quarter-hour. Internal temperature ought to be 165 degrees F.

Frying Instructions:

  1. Alternatively (if using ground almonds too as this makes them more robust for frying) – In a big oven-safe skillet (preferably forged iron or non-stick) heat 2 tablespoon olive oil on medium heat. Sear all sides of the meatballs for about 2-3 minutes per side (or bake in oven 400F for 20 minutes).

  2. Add marinara sauce to an oven protected large skillet. Warm for 1 minute. Add cooked meatballs and toss within the sauce. Sprinkle the shredded mozzarella evenly over top.

  3. Put the skillet within the oven for about 10 – quarter-hour (400f / 200C) until the cheese melts. Top with fresh parsley or basil to serve.

  4. Storage: Airtight container within the fridge for 3 days or freezer for as much as 3 months.

Recipe Notes

Net Carbs 7g
Serving is 2 meatballs with ½ cup sauce and cheese.

 

Nutrition info for just 2 meatballs, no sauce or cheese:

  • Calories: 213
  • Carbs: 2g
  • Protein: 23g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Net Carbs: 1g

Nutrition Facts

EASY KETO CHICKEN PARMESAN LOW CARB MEATBALLS

Amount Per Serving (1 g)

Calories 466
Calories from Fat 297

% Every day Value*

Fat 33g51%

Saturated Fat 10g63%

Trans Fat 0.1g

Polyunsaturated Fat 3g

Monounsaturated Fat 12g

Cholesterol 130mg43%

Sodium 1359mg59%

Potassium 689mg20%

Carbohydrates 9g3%

Fiber 2g8%

Sugar 2g2%

Protein 35g70%

Calcium 420mg42%

Vitamin C 6mg7%

Vitamin A 643IU13%

Iron 2mg11%

* Percent Every day Values are based on a 2000 calorie weight loss program.


Please note that the dietary information may vary depending
on the particular brands of products used. We encourage everyone to envision specific
product labels in calculating the precise dietary information.

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