clock clock icon cutlery cutlery icon flag flag icon folder folder icon instagram instagram icon pinterest pinterest icon facebook facebook icon print print icon squares squares icon heart heart icon heart solid heart solid icon

Chicken Nugget Meatballs – Low Carb and Gluten Free

  • Yield: 16 meatballs 1x


A kid friendly meatball recipe based on everybody’s favorite drive thru chicken nuggets! A low carb, gluten free, keto, atkins, lchf, Paleo friendly recipe.



For the meatball mix:

  • 1 lb ground chicken (or turkey)
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/8 tsp celery seeds
  • 1/4 tsp minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 tsp paprika

For the coating:

  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika

To assemble and fry:

  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 Tbsp oil for frying


To make the meatball mix:

  1. Combine the meatball mix ingredients together and mix thoroughly. Chill for 10 minutes. Coat hands lightly with oil (the mix is sticky) and form the mixture into 16 meatballs.

To assembly and fry:

  1. Combine the coating ingredients in a medium bow and mix well. Heat the oil in a nonstick pan over medium heat. Dip each meatball into the egg, then the coating, then into the hot oil. Cook about 3 minutes per side, turning until all sides are golden brown and the meatballs are cooked through. Serve with your choice of store bought or home made sauces.

To make the chipotle mayonnaise:

  1. Combine 1/4 cup of mayonnaisse and 1 tsp sriracha hot sauce and mix well.

To make the honey mustard:

  1. Combine equal parts honey to mustard (ex. 1/4 cup to 1/4 cup) ** not low carb


Approx nutrition info per serving: 423 calories, 30g fat, 4g net carbs, 27g protein

*doesn’t include dipping sauces


  • Serving Size: 4 meatballs

5 Tools to Achieve Keto Success 

How to get the results you want...easily!

free email bonus