Ground Chicken Meatballs | Easy Healthy Low Carb
Our homemade ground chicken meatballs come with an easy healthy recipe straight from our kitchen. They are a golden baked tasty low carb or Paleo appetizer, snack, or main meal. Your choice of how to use them!
Enjoy them! We do!
If serving as a main meal just add salad or vegetables. Alternatively, there is a low carb tomato sauce video further down this page.
This recipe yields three servings. Increase or decrease the ingredient quantities if more or fewer portions are required.
Both a low carb diet, and a wholly naturally organic Paleo low carb diet, contains no wheat, cornstarch, or other fillers in meatballs of any kind. And along with low carb vegetables or salad vegetables, this way of eating is an essential part of a natural diet well known for avoiding, or treating, many food-related diseases such as some types of cancer, some types of heart disease, high blood pressure, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, weight gain, obesity, and many other diet-related diseases and conditions.
Therefore, eating this way is the best way to OPTIMUM HEALTH both now and for your long-term future.
If you would like to read more in-depth about low carb foods and recipes, or wholly natural Paleo low carb foods and recipes, for health or weight loss, see our recommended reading list further down this page.
Ingredients for the ground chicken meatballs
( a ) 1½ lbs of ground (ground is known as minced in some countries) chicken preferably grass-fed or organic.
You can also ring the changes with this recipe by using ground (minced) turkey, beef, pork, venison, lamb, whichever.
( b ) 8 scallions (spring onions) finely chopped
( c ) 1½ tablespoon of coconut butter melted
( d ) 2 garlic cloves (optional) finely minced
( e ) 2 organic eggs, beaten
( f ) Optional ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese, do not include if you are being wholly Paleo low carb but you can include if you only want low carb ground chicken meatballs
( g ) ½ teaspoon of sage (optional)
(h) ½ teaspoon of parsley (optional)
( i ) ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
( j ) ½ teaspoon of sea salt
( k ) 1 bunch of chopped cilantro (coriander) to garnish
Recipe method for ground chicken meatballs
Before we move on to the method, in case you have need of one, here is a general Oven Temperature Conversion Chart. It gives conversions for Fahrenheit, Celsius, Gas Mark, and Terms Used. Print it out if you wish and use for reference whenever needed.
(2) In a skillet, gently cook the chopped scallions (spring onions) with the minced garlic until slightly softened.
(3) In a large bowl, mix the softened scallions and garlic, with the ground chicken, parsley, sage, optional cheese, beaten eggs, salt, and pepper.
(4) If you have time, place the mixture in the fridge for half an hour or more to cool and firm. It makes it easier rolling the ground chicken meatballs into ball shapes.
(5) Then divide the mixture into meatballs, each approximately 1½ inch (the size of a golf ball).
(6) Arrange the meatballs on a baking sheet, brush with a little of the melted coconut butter and bake in the oven for 25 minutes until golden brown.
(7) When cooked, sprinkle liberally with the chopped cilantro (coriander) and serve as a hot or cold appetizer or snack. Alternatively, for a full lunch or dinner, serve hot or cold with salad or hot with vegetables.
(8) These ground chicken meatballs yield three servings. Increase or decrease the ingredient quantities if more or fewer portions are required. If you have any left over, they make handy pop-in-the-mouth low carb snacks for other days, or you can freeze them uncooked.
Grams of proteins 45/ Grams of carbs 3 / Grams of fat 30
[Just out of interest ground meat, of any kind, is known in the UK, and some other countries, as minced meat. So, these ground chicken meatballs are also known as minced chicken meatballs.]
As stately earlier, both a low carb diet, and a wholly naturally organic Paleo low carb diet, contain no wheat, cornstarch, or other fillers in meatballs of any kind. Nonetheless, the meatball will bind nicely and will not crumble.
And along with low carb vegetables or salad vegetables, this way of eating is an essential part of a wholly natural diet well known for avoiding many food-related diseases such as cancer, heart disease, high blood pressure, insulin resistance, type 2 diabetes, weight gain, obesity, and many other diet-related diseases and conditions. So, eating this way is the way to optimum health both now and in your future.
To make these tasty ground chicken meatballs into a full meal rather than a tempting appetizer or snack, add some low carb vegetables or salad vegetables, and you are good to go! However, not all veggies are equal in carbohydrates. Some are relatively high in carbs. So, choose wisely.
If you are unsure which vegetables are best, see our free Printable Low Carb Vegetables Chart. You will find the link to that page awaiting you further down this page. There is also a companion Carb Counter Chart for Fruits. Print them out and use as handy daily guides. The page for the Low Carb Fruits Counter Chart leads on from Low Carb Vegetables, link.
Avoid any ingredients to which you are sensitive or allergic. Consuming anything to which one is (perhaps unknowingly) sensitive or intolerant can inhibit weight loss.
Web pages to help you further:
Low carb, and low carb Paleo, to help you further
Now that you have the ground chicken meatballs, if you would like to learn more, see our 'Low Carb Foods List,' or the 'Low Carb Vegetables' page that has the free printable carb counter chart for daily reference. Alternatively, visit wholly natural Paleo Diet Foods List, which is listed on the menu/navigation buttons. The other page links are listed directly below.
Books for low carb, and low carb wholly Paleo eating
The books are available at some good bookstores, especially Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk usually in Kindle and paperback form, sometimes as hardbacks. If you found the low carb and Paleo ground chicken meatballs appealing, these books are excellent further reading suggestions for healthy eating.
On most pages of our website, we aim to recommend the very best books available according to the topic of each page. We endeavor to make the best suggestions based on experience and our many years of work and research in the fields of health and fitness. We suggest only books that we have read and can wholly commend.
Here is an external link to a low-carb tomato sauce recipe.