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Italian Chicken Meatballs

  • Author: Bailey Sissom
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 15 meatballs 1x


  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup almond meal (you can sub Italian breadcrumbs, but recipe won't be GF or low-carb)
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 egg
  • 1 TBS Italian seasoning
  • 1 TBS fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 5-6 dashes of hot sauce


  1. Heat oven to 425 and cover a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine chicken, almond meal, parmesan cheese, garlic, egg, Italian seasoning, parsley, salt, pepper and hot sauce. Use hands to mix ingredients until fully incorporated. Roll meat mixture into 2" balls and place in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  3. Bake meatballs for 20-25 minutes, or until no longer pink in the center.
  4. NOTE: For a golden brown coating, pop the meatballs under the broiler for 1-2 minutes after cooking.