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Move over meatballs and red sauce, there’s a new fancier and tastier meatball in town – Keto Greek Meatballs.
Made with ground chicken, packed with flavor, and with 3 NET CARBS!! per generous serving, these tasty meatballs will become your new favorite.
Meatballs, in one form or another, show up at my dinner table quite often.
But I was getting tired of the same old flavors, so I decided to roll up my sleeves and get busy creating. And, I’m on a Mediterranean flavor kick right now, so I was eager to create a meatball that was so loaded with flavor, they’d be crave-worthy.
I changed up the flavor profile of these Greek Meatballs by first using ground chicken. Feta, oregano, garlic, red bell pepper, and spinach add plenty of flavor to these tasty meatballs, and if you’ve got picky kids, they’re a great way to sneak in some extra veggies.
Of course, these meatballs are also keto-friendly.
There are no crumbs, crackers, or bread in here to bind them, so they are a little trickier to work with because the mixture is going to feel wetter.
However, they cook up just fine, and if you bake them in the oven, they keep their shape perfectly.
The resulting Greek meatballs are moist, tender meatballs that are almost too pretty to eat! Serve them with a colorful vegetable, and a side of my
What You Need To Make Keto Greek Meatballs
Mixing Bowl – do yourself a favor and buy these stackable stainless steel mixing bowls. They’re nearly indestructible and they’ll last a lifetime.
Sheet Pan – Reason #12934822 to have good sheet pans with raised sides. Commercial-quality sheet pans will also last a lifetime and are essential to cooking.
How to Make Greek Chicken Meatballs
These are pretty simple to make.
First, get your ingredients all chopped up and pre-cook the spinach.
Second, mix all the ingredients together.
Third, form meatballs on a sheet pan.
Bake! Cooking time for these meatballs will vary, depending on the size of your meatballs. Mine were about the size of a ping-pong ball, and they took about 35 minutes in a 375-degree oven.
Don’t overcook your meatballs or they’ll dry out, and ground chicken needs to have an internal temperature of 165-F to be safe.
Keto Greek Meatball Variations
Switch up the ground chicken for ground pork or turkey, or even lamb, and try adding other flavors
Like This? Also Try:
- Spinach, Feta & Red Bell Pepper Egg Cups
- Sausage & Kale in a White Wine Garlic Sauce
- Salmon with a Lemon-Dill Sauce
For a step-by-step look at the process, click the image gallery below.
Full of flavor and super-low in carbs, these Greek Meatballs are a tasty addition to any meal!
- 2 pounds ground chicken
- 1 cup cooked spinach, squeezed dry and chopped
- 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 1/4 cup Greek yogurt , PLAIN flavor
- 1/4 cup red bell pepper, diced
- 1 tsp dried thyme
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 cup shallot, diced
- 1 tbsp lemon zest
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 egg
- Chop and squeeze excess water from the spinach.
- Combine all the ingredients and mix well.
- Form meatballs from the mixture with your hands, and line them up on a baking sheet with raised sides.
- Cook at 375-F for about 20-30 minutes depending on the size of the meatball, or until the internal temperature reaches 165-F. Serve with colorful veggies and tzatziki - enjoy!
Serving Size:1/6 of total or about 6 meatballs
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 392Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 216mgSodium: 548mgCarbohydrates: 6gNet Carbohydrates: 3gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 42g