Easy Baked Chicken Meatballs (Gluten Free Whole30)
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Easy Baked Chicken Meatballs (Gluten Free Whole30) – a super quick and easy gluten free recipe for the best chicken meatballs, baked in the oven. Excellent for a fuss free dinner or meal prep! Whole30, Keto, and Paleo friendly.
Meatballs are a favorite around here and one of the things I love best about them is their versatility! The flavor options are endless, they are a fun appetizer or snack, a comfort food classic, and a great option for prepping ahead.
Since I’m always looking for ways to limit refined carbs in our diet, I created this gluten free version of Baked Chicken Meatballs and they are absolutely delicious. I promise you won’t miss the bread crumbs one bit and can feel great about including this recipe in your Whole30, Keto, and Paleo meal plan.
How to Make Baked Gluten Free Chicken Meatballs
You’ll need just a few basic ingredients to make these baked meatballs. To keep this chicken meatball recipe gluten free, I simply substituted almond flour for the traditional bread crumbs. Combine ground chicken, egg, almond flour, olive oil, and spices in a large bowl. Get in there with your hands and mix well! Roll the mixture into bite sized meatballs and bake in the oven for 25 minutes, until beginning to brown.
This recipe is so simple and easy, I like to double it and freeze the meatballs for quick weeknight meals. If you want to change up the flavors and spices, see the tips below for additional variations on this recipe.
Variations on Baked Chicken Meatballs
Add any of my Homemade Seasoning Blends to jazz up the flavor. The Cajun, Italian, and Mediterranean seasonings are a few favorites!
Substitute ground turkey for the chicken. Just as good!
If gluten is not a concern, feel free to substitute panko or breadcrumbs for the almond flour.
To freeze the meatballs, let cool after baking and flash freeze on the baking sheet until just frozen. Then place the frozen meatballs in a large bag or freezer safe container.
What to Serve With Chicken Meatballs
Serve with Quick Homemade Marinara for dipping or over pasta/zoodles.
Pile over Mashed Potatoes and serve with a salad or roasted veggies.
Serve with Herb Roasted Potatoes and Carrots for a complete meal.
Add to soups like this Instant Pot Minestrone!
More Chicken Recipes
Baked Chicken Meatballs (Gluten Free Whole30)
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. I like to use my hands. Don't overwork the meat mixture.
- Roll into small balls and place on the baking sheet. Bake for 25 minutes.
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