Moist and healthy chicken meatballs made with zucchini and flavoured with herbs make a great dinner or low carb snack. They are keto, grain free, paleo and Whole 30.
These chicken meatballs are easy to make and you can add your own herbs and spices to them. The zucchini helps bind the mixture without the need for an egg or flour. It also keeps the meatballs moist as well as another way of sneaking vegetables into your food.
I have tried rolling the meatballs in both almond flour and Parmesan to give the chicken zucchini meatballs a textured coating, the Chief Taster said it was not necessary. A first for him to turn down food rolled in cheese so they must be Have a play and see what you think.
Can't Find Ground Chicken?
If you can’t find ground or minced chicken, then pop a couple of boneless chicken breasts into the food processor and blitz until the meat is ground.
Ground turkey makes a good substitute for the chicken in these meatballs too.
How to Serve Chicken Zucchini Meatballs
Serve by themselves with a creamy or marinara dip for a hearty appetiser. For a main dish you could serve them on a bed of thinly chopped cooked cabbage in place of noodles. Another suggestion is to slather the cooked chicken zucchini meatballs in a marinara sauce, cover with cheese and bake.
To really bring your palate alive serve this chicken meatballs with a side of Chimichurri Sauce. Not only is it a fun sauce to roll off your tongue, it will dance on your tastebuds! It is a wonderful marinade for any cuts of chicken, beef, or even fish. You will swoon as you swallow, drizzle it on devilled eggs, slather on a burger or dip these chicken meatballs in this authentic chimichurri sauce. No one will judge you for a double dip!
If you are looking for a rich sauce over your meatballs and an alternative to chicken, try a large helping of Keto Savoury Smothered Meatballs. Made with a mix of beef and pork, the meatballs are served with a rich mushroom gravy making it a bowl of pure comfort food.
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Chicken Zucchini Meatballs
- 1 lb chicken, ground
- 1 medium zucchini grated
- 3 spring onions chopped
- 1 tablespoon thyme chopped or dried
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 200C/400F degrees
- Mix all of the ingredients in a bowl and blend well.
- Using clean damp hands form large walnut sized balls with the chicken mixture.
- Place the balls on a parchment lined baking tray.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes until firm and golden.
- Eat and enjoy!
Hi, hiw do you make the cabbage with cream cheese & parmesan?
Jane - I just shred white cabbage, boil it until tender, then add cream cheese, grated cheddar cheese and season to taste.