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chicken parmesan meatballs in a skillet
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Chicken Parmesan Meatballs - Keto and Gluten Free

Flavorful chicken meatballs stuffed with Mozzarella, browned in olive oil, and simmered in a rich marinara sauce. How can that be bad?  Serve up these chicken parmesan meatballs with zucchini pasta and lots of parm!
4 Net Carbs for ⅛th of the recipe
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Appetizer, dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: gluten free, recipe for chicken parmesan meatballs
Servings: 8
Calories: 498kcal



  • With your hands, combine the ground chicken, almond flour, parmesan, eggs, salt, pepper, oregano, and parsley in a large bowl.  
  • Scoop out 2 tablespoons of the mixture and flatten it in your hand.  Place a mozzarella ball in the center and bring the meatball mixture up around to completely enclose the meatball.  Roll it to make a uniform ball shape. Continue with the rest of the meatball mixture and set aside on a plate.
  • Preheat the oven to 350F
  • Heat a heavy bottom skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil.  Once the oil is hot, add half of the meatballs and brown on all sides.  Remove to a plate and add the remaining meatballs to the skillet to brown.  
  • Remove all meatballs from the skillet and pour in the marinara sauce.  Whisk to combine the marinara sauce with the remaining olive oil.  Add the meatballs on top of the marinara sauce and place in the oven to bake for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the skillet from the oven and garnish with parmesan if desired.  Serve.



  1. To use these as an appetizer, bake the meatballs without the marinara.  Serve with toothpicks and the marinara on the side.  
  2. If you are having problems finding ground chicken, ground turkey is fine.
  3. Instead of the mozzarella balls, you could cut a mozzarella cheese stick into 1 inch pieces.  
  4. My favorite marinara is Rao's and I have linked to it in the recipe card.


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