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Keto Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

These Keto Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan Meatballs are the most delicious low carb appetizer or snack. They are crispy on the outside, tender in the middle and absolutely packed with flavor! Dip them in your favorite sugar free marinara for the perfect bite.

Crispy chicken parmesan meatballs on a ceramic plate topped with fresh parsley and served with a side of marinara sauce

What You Need:

  • Ground Chicken
  • Pork Rinds – these are ground up to make a ‘breadcrumb’ for the meatball
  • Grated Parmesan Cheese – I like to buy fresh grated parm for the best flavor
  • Parsley
  • Garlic Powder
  • Pepper Flakes
  • Italian Seasoning
  • Salt
  • Marinara Sauce – Rao’s is my favorite sugar free marinara
Fork dipping a chicken parmesan meatball into marinara sauce

Let’s Make Chicken Parmesan Meatballs:

  1. The first step is to turn the pork rinds into a breadcrumb. Add the pork rinds to your food processor and grind until they are a breadcrumb like texture.
  2. Add the ground chicken to a large bowl with the pork rind breadcrumbs and remaining ingredients (except marinara).
  3. Use hands to thoroughly mix the ingredients together. Then use a cookie dough scoop to scoop out the ground chicken mixture and use hands to roll into balls.
  4. Place the meatballs in an even layer in your air fryer basket (might have to cook in batches depending on the size of your air fryer) Cook at 375′ for 12-15 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through – internal temp should be 165′
  5. Top with fresh parsley and serve with a side of marinara sauce for dipping. Enjoy!
chicken parmesan meatballs in an air fryer basket

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Recipe Tips:

  • Using a ground chicken that is not too lean helps keep the meatballs from drying out
  • You can also use ground turkey
  • Don’t over-crowd the air fryer basket – you want all the meatballs to get an even crispy outside
  • See recipe card notes section for oven instructions

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Keto Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan Meatballs

Sara
These Keto Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan Meatballs are the most delicious low carb appetizer. They are crispy on the outside & tender in the middle!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Servings 16 meatballs
Calories 102 kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs Ground Chicken
  • 2 cups Pork Rinds
  • 1 cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • 2 Tbls Parsley
  • 1 Tbls Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper Flakes
  • 1 cup Marinara Sauce for dipping

Instructions
 

  • Add the pork rinds to your food processor and grind until they are a breadcrumb like texture
  • Add the ground chicken to a large bowl with 1 cup pork rind breadcrumbs and remaining ingredients (except marinara) Use hands to thoroughly mix the ingredients together
    Then use a cookie dough scoop to scoop out the ground chicken mixture and use hands to roll into balls. Place the meatballs in an even layer in your air fryer basket (might have to cook in batches depending on the size of your air fryer) 
  • Cook at 375' for 12-15 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through – internal temp should be 165'
    Top with fresh parsley and serve with a side of marinara sauce for dipping. Enjoy!

Notes

To cook in the oven – line a baking sheet with parchment paper and place the meatballs on the baking sheet. Bake at 400′ for 15-20 minutes 

Nutrition

Calories: 102kcalCarbohydrates: 2gProtein: 15gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 58mgSodium: 421mgPotassium: 365mgFiber: 1gVitamin A: 188IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 82mgIron: 1mg
Keyword gluten free, keto, low carb
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One Comment

  1. Hello,
    I was wondering if you can mix chicken with turkey meat would they cook for the same amount of time…

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