Chicken Meatballs

Chicken Meatballs are a child-friendly dinner that’s healthy and super easy to make. I’ve been serving these gluten-free chicken meatballs to the boys since they were in elementary school and this is one of their favorite high-protein dinners. I love serving these paleo meatballs over homemade zoodles.

If you aren’t familiar with zoodles, you’ll definitely want to check out my fabulous tutorial called How to Make Zucchini Noodles. I top these Chicken Meatballs and Zucchini Noodles with the homemade Tomato Sauce from my first book, The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook. That homemade tomato sauce recipe is super healthy and another dish that’s very easy to make.

Chicken Meatballs

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  • In a food processor, pulse together zucchini, carrots, parsley, and garlic
  • Add almond flour, egg, and chicken
  • Add salt, pepper, and chili powder and process until thoroughly combined
  • Drop tablespoon sized balls onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet
  • Bake meatballs at 350°F for 20 to 25 minutes
  • Serve
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
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This recipe is based on a gluten-free chicken meatball recipe from Kelly Broznya at the Spunky Coconut. I first met up with Kelly and her family at the Boulder Farmer’s Market, and we grabbed some grub. After that we splashed around with her daughters in the creek and walked around downtown for a while. We’ve been dear friends ever since!

Here are some of my other easy paleo dinner recipes for you!

chicken meatballs


14 responses to “Chicken Meatballs”

  1. I’m new on here
    So glad I found you
    Made these chicken balls and wow these are fantastic
    Very moorish
    Thought I made enough for two meals but ate them all in one day
    Dinner and the next day cold for lunch
    I’m sure another regular in my house

  2. I followed the recipe exactly, but mine turned out too moist and mushy; and they were rather pale-looking. Any ideas? Did I maybe process the ingredients too long? Or maybe my zucchini was too large and I should go smaller the next time?

    • Lauren, thanks for your comment! This happens when too much zucchini is used. If you use 1 cup as specified in the recipe they will be perfect :-)

  3. Hi Elena,

    Are the chicken breasts cooked or raw when you place them in the food processor?


    • Jeanette, thanks for your comment! The chicken breasts are uncooked when they go in the food processor :-)

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