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A low carb meatball recipe from Mellissa Sevigny of I Breathe Im Hungry

Keto Chicken Cacciatore Meatballs

  • Author: Mellissa Sevigny
  • Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings (3 each) 1x
  • Diet: Diabetic


This Keto Chicken Cacciatore Meatball recipe is based on the classic Italian Chicken Cacciatore! Serve with zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash.



For the meatballs:

  • 1lb ground chicken or turkey
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup almond flour
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes

For the sauce:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup cremini mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced onions
  • 1 cup sliced red and yellow bell peppers
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine, optional
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1 cup canned chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon capers, drained
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley
  • Grated Parmesan to garnish (optional)


  1. Combine all of the meatball ingredients into a medium bowl and mix well. Form into 12 meatballs. Heat the olive oil in a large, nonstick, saute pan and cook the meatballs for 3-4 minutes per side or until golden brown. Remove the meatballs and set aside.
  2. Add the mushrooms to the saute pan and cook for about 2 -3 minutes per side, or until golden brown. Remove and add to the dish with the meatballs.
  3. Add the sliced onions and peppers to the pan (you may need a little more olive oil) and cook for about 4 minutes until soft,
  4. Add the garlic and cook for an additional minute or two, until fragrant. Remove everything from the pan and add to the meatballs.
  5. Deglaze the pan with the white wine (if using) and scrape up any tasty brown bits into what will be your sauce. Add the chicken broth and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce the heat and add the tomatoes and herbs to the pan. Cook for about 2 minutes.
  7. Add the meatballs and cooked veggies back to the pan with the sauce and stir well until combined. Taste the sauce and season with salt and pepper if necessary.
  8. Simmer the meatballs and veggies in the sauce for about 30 minutes.
  9. Serve hot over zucchini noodles or spaghetti squash with fresh parsley and grated Parmesan cheese if desired.


Approximate net carbs per serving= 6g

(if made with the wine, add 23 calories and .75g net carbs per serving)

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 50 minutes
  • Category: Meatballs
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: Italian


  • Serving Size: 3 meatballs with about 3/4 cup sauce.
  • Calories: 347
  • Fat: 17g
  • Carbohydrates: 6g net
  • Protein: 28g

Keywords: Keto Chicken Cacciatore, Low carb Chicken Cacciatore, Keto Chicken Cacciatore Meatball

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