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Low Carb Keto Chicken Piccata Meatballs

Chicken Piccata Meatballs

Delicious low carb chicken meatballs in a buttery lemon caper sauce. This keto chicken piccata recipe will please the whole family!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 324 kcal



  • 2 lbs ground chicken dark meat, if you can find it OR 1 lb ground chicken and 1 lb ground pork
  • 1/2 cup ground pork rinds OR 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter divided

Piccata Sauce:

  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 lemon thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp drained capers
  • 1/4 cup salted butter cut into 4 pieces
  • Additional salt and pepper to taste



  1. Preheat the oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a bowl, combine the chicken, pork rinds, parmesan cheese, garlic, salt and pepper. Mix well and form by hand into 36 meatballs.
  3. Place the meatballs on the prepared baking sheet and bake 15 minutes.
  4. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of butter over medium heat. Once melted, add half of the meatballs and brown all over, about 5 minutes. Remove to a plate and repeat with the remaining butter and remaining meatballs.

Piccata Sauce:

  1. In the same skillet, add the shallot and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in the broth and lemon slices and bring to a simmer. Cook until thickened and reduced by half, about 7 minutes.
  2. Add lemon juice and capers, then add remaining butter in 4 pieces. Stir until melted and smooth. (If you want a thicker sauce, whisk in 1/4 tsp xanthan gum right before serving). Remove the lemon slices and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Return the meatballs to the pan and toss to coat. Serve over cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles.

Recipe Notes

Serves 6.

Food energy: 324kcal
Total fat: 20.36g
Calories from fat: 183
Cholesterol: 156mg
Carbohydrate: 1.72g
Total dietary fiber: 0.25g
Protein: 30.42g

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Piccata Meatballs
Amount Per Serving (6 meatballs)
Calories 324 Calories from Fat 183
% Daily Value*
Fat 20.36g31%
Cholesterol 156mg52%
Carbohydrates 1.72g1%
Fiber 0.25g1%
Protein 30.42g61%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.