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Keto Chicken Cordon Bleu Meatballs

Rated as 4.3 out of 5 Stars
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"These ham-stuffed chicken meatballs topped with a creamy Swiss cheese sauce are delicious served over zucchini noodles or mashed cauliflower, or simply on their own! A great way to use up leftover ham. I've used diced ham, however cubed ham work better as the meatballs keep their shape better. Grate your own cheese; it melts much better than the pre-shredded variety."
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Ingredients

45 m servings 349
Original recipe yields 6 servings (20 meatballs)

Directions

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  1. Combine chicken, almond flour, salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and egg in a bowl. Form a small portion of chicken mixture into a 1 1/2-inch ball around a cube of ham and place onto a plate. Repeat with remaining chicken mixture and ham, making 20 meatballs total.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Brown meatballs for 3 minutes, turn, and cook an additional 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer meatballs onto a clean plate.
  3. Return skillet to medium heat and melt butter. Whisk in chicken broth and Dijon mustard and bring to a simmer for 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in heavy cream and whisk until sauce begins to simmer. Whisk in Swiss cheese until completely melted. Return meatballs to skillet and simmer until sauce has slightly thickened, 3 to 4 minutes. Season with cracked black pepper and parsley. Serve immediately. Sauce will further thicken upon cooling.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • You can buy pre-cubed ham in 8 ounce packages to save time.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 349 calories; 23 3.9 31.1 137 837 Full nutrition

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Recipe creator here! If your meatballs are dry, you are likely overcooking them, or using too lean of ground chicken. As is the norm with keto, try using a fattier blend of ground chicken, which...

Most helpful critical review

Chicken meatballs were very dry.

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Recipe creator here! If your meatballs are dry, you are likely overcooking them, or using too lean of ground chicken. As is the norm with keto, try using a fattier blend of ground chicken, which...

My family loved these! I didn’t have any ground chicken, so I had to use ground turkey, but I did everything else as written. I served them with cauliflower gnocchi.

Delicious balls, no additions necessary.

Really enjoyed the cheese sauce. The meatballs were ok, clever idea to play off of chicken cordon bleu. It was a changeup from beef meatballs.

This is a very tasty recipe as is, but if you are not going completely keto I would recommend adding some breadcrumbs to make the meatballs easier to deal with. The meatballs were very hard to s...

This recipe had a great flavor and I will make it again, however I have 2 semi-cons. In preparing to cook, I first cut the ham as directed. When I started to put the chicken mixture and ham in...

We really liked this dish. I made mine with ground turkey. I cooked the meatballs a little longer adding a small amount of the broth and covering to cook through. I will make this again.

Flavor was great..I used a higher fat content ground turkey..only issue I had was at the end with the cheese not melting to incorporate into the sauce...it ended up a stringy mess..I used block ...

Chicken meatballs were very dry.