A plate of savory Butter Keto Chicken Meatballs generously topped with a rich tomato-based sauce and garnished with fresh parsley, served next to a bowl of crisp green salad. 

Keto Chicken Meatballs

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Get ready for butter chicken – meatball style! These keto chicken meatballs are going to transform how you think about meatballs and delight your taste buds in the process!

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Keto Chicken Meatballs

If you are someone who's always on the lookout for new and interesting recipes, then I've got something for you. Say hello to keto chicken meatballs, a low carb, high protein dish that's perfect for anyone looking to keep things healthy but still enjoy their food.

Meatballs are great because they are can morph into anything while being hearty enough to stand on their own. The butter sauce that accompies these meatballs is as rich as it is tasty!

Kitchen Tools Needed

Just a few kitchen essentials are needed to make chicken meatballs!

Butter Keto Chicken Meatballs

How to Make Keto Chicken Meatballs

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and grease a 9x13 baking dish. Add the ingredients for the meatballs to a mixing bowl and mix until well combined.

How to Make Keto Chicken Meatballs

Form evenly sized meatballs and place them into the baking dish. Bake for 30-35 minutes until browned and cooked through.

How to Make Keto Chicken Meatballs

While the meatballs are baking, add 2 tablespoons of the butter to a pot over medium heat. Stir in the onions and saute until softened. Add in the garlic, ginger paste, curry powder, Garam Masala and tomato paste. Combine well and saute for 30 seconds.

How to Make Keto Chicken Meatballs

Add coconut milk, cayenne pepper, and salt to taste. Simmer until thickened and allow to cool for 5 minutes before pouring over the meatballs to serve.

How to Make Keto Chicken Meatballs

How to Use Keto Chicken Meatballs

There are countless ways to use keto chicken meatballs in your cooking. Here are just a few of my favorite ways to use these meatballs.

  • You can enjoy them as a snack on their own, no dipping sauce is even needed.
  • You can also add them to a bed of cauliflower rice for a complete meal.
  • They're also perfect for soups and stews, where they can add heartiness to the dish. Just be mindful of flavors and mixing sauces.
  • Finally, you can simply enjoy them on their own, seasoned with a mix of your favorite herbs and spices.

How Many Carbs Are in a Chicken Meatball?

There are 6g total carbs and 5g net carbs for a serving of these chicken meatballs. Meatballs are quite reasonable in terms of carbs per serving. If you want to decrease the carb count, you can skip the sauce.

What to Serve with Keto Chicken Meatballs?

I have been known to eat meatballs as a standalone dinner. But I do like throw some sides in there for the family. My favorites are Keto Caesar Salad to get some leafy greens in, Keto Rolls and Keto Cheesy Breadsticks. The rolls and breadsticks are amazing to dip in the sauce as well.

Butter Keto Chicken Meatballs

Can You Freeze Meatballs?

You can definitely free meatballs! I do not recommend freezing them raw. The best way to freeze meatballs such as these keto chicken meatballs is to fully complete the recipe and let them cool.

Using a vaccum sealer, you can portion them out into different bags and freeze!

A plate of savory Butter Keto Chicken Meatballs generously topped with a rich tomato-based sauce and garnished with fresh parsley, served next to a bowl of crisp green salad. 

Butter Keto Chicken Meatballs

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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Calories 572 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the meatballs

  • 2 pounds ground chicken or turkey
  • 1 cup crushed pork rind crumbs
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons ginger paste
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the sauce

  • 4 tablespoons butter divided
  • ½ onion chopped
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons ginger paste
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 ½ tablespoons Garam Masala
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 can coconut milk
  • Cayenne pepper and salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and grease a 9x13 baking dish
  • Add the ingredients for the meatballs to a mixing bowl and mix until well combined.
  • Form evenly sized meatballs and place into the baking dish.
  • Bake for 30-35 minutes until browned and cooked through.
  • While the meatballs are baking, add 2 tablespoons of the butter to a pot over medium heat.
  • Stir in the onions and saute until softened.
  • Add in the garlic, ginger paste, curry powder, Garam Masala and tomato paste. Combine well and saute for 30 seconds.
  • Add coconut milk, cayenne pepper, and salt to taste.
  • Simmer until thickened and allow to cool for 5 minutes before pouring over the meatballs to serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 3large meatballsCalories: 572kcalCarbohydrates: 6gProtein: 46gFat: 42gSaturated Fat: 23gPolyunsaturated Fat: 16gCholesterol: 208mgSodium: 450mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1g
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