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Greek Chicken Meatballs (Keto and Whole30)

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May 24, 2021 | Author: Ashley McCrary

Juicy Greek Chicken Meatballs that are filled with so much flavor. Serve them as an appetizer paired with my tzatziki sauce or pair them with veggies or a side salad for a full meal. Keto, Paleo, and Whole30 compliant with only 2 net carbs per serving. 

Greek Chicken Meatballs

Meatballs are a good idea any day of the week. They are easy to make, yummy, and super versatile. My new Greek Chicken Meatballs will be the perfect addition to your menu this week. To take them up a notch, pair them with my homemade Tzatziki Sauce that really gives them a traditional Greek flavor.

Greek Chicken Meatballs

Greek Chicken Meatballs Substitutions

  • Ground Chicken Substitutions: Feel free to sub ground beef or ground turkey for the chicken.
  • Herbs: If you would rather use fresh herbs, that will work just fine instead of dried.
  • Almond Flour Substitutions:
    • Keto Subs: 1.5 teaspoons psyllium husk or 2 tablespoons coconut flour for Keto.
    • Paleo Subs: 1/2 cup cassava flour for paleo 
    • No Dietary Concerns: 1/2 cup regular breadcrumbs if you are not needing diet-specific flours. 

What To Serve With These Meatballs

Meatballs with lemon slices and tzatziki sauce.

Can I Cook These Meatballs Another Way?

In my opinion, baking them in the oven is my favorite way to cook. They are super moist and baking is usually a fool proof way to cook them perfect every single time. However, you can also pan fry them. For this method, add a little oil to a large skillet and cook for 5-6 minutes on each side until the internal temp is 165F.

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How To Use Greek Chicken Meatballs For Meal Prep?

I usually always make these Greek Chicken Meatballs on Sunday for easy meals throughout the week. The great thing about these meatballs is they can be breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a snack. I will serve them on top of a salad or with a big bowl of steamed veggies with my Tzatziki Sauce on top. So simple but super filling and yummy!

 tzatziki sauce with fresh dill and cucumbers

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Greek Chicken Meatballs

Juicy Greek Chicken Meatballs that are filled with so much flavor. Serve them as an appetizer paired with my tzatziki sauce or pair them with veggies or a side salad for a full meal. Keto, Paleo, and Whole30 compliant with only 2 net carbs per serving. 

  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 21 large meatballs 1x

Ingredients

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  • 2 pounds ground chicken*
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 shallots, grated
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • zest from 1 lemon
  • 45 basil leaves, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (or more to taste)
  • 2 tablespoons dried parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano

Serve with my Tzatziki Sauce (CLICK HERE FOR RECIPE)

Instructions

  1. Prepare: preheat oven to 350º F and spray a rimmed baking pan with cooking spray. In a large bowl mix together all of the meatball ingredients. Mix together with your hands or with a spoon until just combined. Make sure not to over mix.

2. Roll and Bake: gently form into golf ball-sized meatballs using your hands and place them on the prepared baking pan. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the internal temp reaches 165F.

3. Serve: Add the meatballs to a serving platter along with my Tzatziki Sauce and lemon slices.  Enjoy!

Notes

  • Ground Chicken Substitutions: Feel free to sub ground beef or ground turkey
  • Almond Flour Substitutions:
    • Keto Subs: 1.5 teaspoons psyllium husk or 2 tablespoons coconut flour for Keto.
    • Paleo Subs: 1/2 cup cassava flour for paleo 
    • No Dietary Concerns: 1/2 cup regular breadcrumbs if you are not needing diet-specific flours. 
  • Storage: Add to a container with an air-tight lid and store in the fridge for 4 days or freeze for up to 3 months. 
  • Author: Ashley McCrary
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Entrees/Appetizer
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: Greek
  • Diet: Gluten Free

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8 thoughts on "Greek Chicken Meatballs (Keto and Whole30)"

  1. Caitlyn Barker says:

    Yummmmmm! I followed the recipe exactly and was punched (in the best way!) with delicious and refreshing Greek flavor. I live with a close-minded picky eater and his response was “this is a really cool way to try something new, you should make this again.” It’s a win for me!

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      Yay. This is awesome to hear. Thank you honey

  2. Pam says:

    Really looking forward to trying these!!!

  3. Eileen B says:

    I made this for a large dinner party and it was an instant hit. The flavors are incredible (and I love food to be packed with flavor!). I immediately sent the recipe link to all my out of town friends and said they had to try it!

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      Thank you so much! So glad it was a hit

  4. Irene Connor says:

    My husband and daughter are typically NOT fans of chicken meatballs…and they DEVOURED these. I now make a triple batch so I have enough for lunches. I love them crumbled over arugula with some feta cheese and the tzatziki sauce.

  5. Tracey says:

    I just made them tonight ! I only had ground pork and they were DELICIOUS! Had all the fresh herbs in my garden and I picked fresh lettuce to put the meatballs and sauce in. Will have this over and over again. Thank you! 😊

    1. Ashley McCrary says:

      Yay Tracey……..Thank you for sharing your joy in this recipe. Things just are so much better with fresh garden vegetables, aren’t they? Love creating recipes that make the must have list. Thank you again friend for your kind words. Happy Eating!!!


 

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