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Cheesy Chicken Meatballs

Snacking takes a whole new meaning with this recipe. You can make this recipe ahead of time and enjoy it any time you want a snack.


Cheesy Chicken Meatballs

This makes a great keto snack that you can enjoy at any time.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 6 people
Calories 434 kcal


  • mixing bowl
  • measuring cups and spoons
  • casrole dish


  • 1 onion can substitute onion powder
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to your liking
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup shredded mozzarella
  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 2.2 lbs ground chicken
  • ketchup optional


  • Place the onion in your food processor and blitz/pulse until finely chopped
  • Add all the other ingredients into your food processor and pulse until completely combined.
  • Take a golf ball size of the cheesy chicken meatball mixture, and roll or squeeze into a ball. Place on a lined or oiled baking tray.
  • Bake at 180C/350F for 20 minutes (or more depending on your oven). Air fryer instructions are below in the recipe notes.
  • Serve as a high-protein low-carb dinner, appetiser, high-protein snack, a BBQ side dish, with salad, or hot with garlic mashed cauliflower.


  • The NUMBER of meatballs you make will depend on how large you make each meatball.
  • To cook meatballs in the air fryer, oil the air fryer basket, preheat the air fryer to 180C/350F, then place the chicken meatballs into the hot air fryer basket. Cook for 10 minutes, then remove the basket and give it a shake so the meatballs change position. Cook for a further 10 minutes, or until each meatball is completely cooked in the center.
Keyword meatballs