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Keto Chicken Parmesan Meatballs (Gluten Free)

Keto Chicken Parmesan Meatballs (Gluten Free) - flavorful chicken parmesan meatballs in a savory marinara, perfect for keto and non-keto diets. Budget and family friendly!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: chicken parm, keto, ketogenic diet, meal prep, meatballs
Servings: 6 (5 meatballs per serving)
Calories: 250kcal


  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup almond meal/flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

For the Sauce:

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 28 oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. For the meatballs, combine chicken, almond meal, egg, parmesan, basil, and garlic powder in a large bowl. Mix well. 
  • Form into small, one inch meatballs and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes, or until chicken is cooked.
  • While the meatballs are baking, heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Add the crushed tomatoes, basil, and salt. Bring to a low boil and simmer for 10 minutes. 
  • Place cooked meatballs in the sauce and top with additional parmesan cheese and basil if desired.


Note: the tomatoes are the main source of carbs in this recipe, so limit the sauce accordingly when serving if paying close attention to carb count.


Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 96mg | Sodium: 513mg | Potassium: 798mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 365IU | Vitamin C: 12.6mg | Calcium: 142mg | Iron: 2.9mg