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  • Author: chefjar
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4


This Chicken Meatball recipe is super easy and outrageously good! Juicy, tender and full of flavor meatballs are baked and then tossed in a rich, creamy and cheesy sauce. These meatballs go so well with mashed potatoes, pasta or steamed rice. They are going to become your family favorite! Low-carb and gluten free!



  • Chicken thighs/ fillets ( boneless and skinless)- 600 gm / 1.3 lbs
  • Garlic cloves  -3
  • Medium carrot ( chopped)-1
  • Milk- 3 tbsp.
  • Onion ( chopped)-1
  • Egg- 1
  • Salt- to taste
  • Black pepper- to taste
  • Nutmeg- 1/4 tsp.
  • Unsalted butter ( melted)-1 tbsp.


  • Heavy cream- 1 cup
  • Water- 1/2 cup
  • Cheddar cheese ( fresh grated)- 1/2 cup
  • Pepper Jack cheese ( grated)- 1/2 cup
  • Dijon mustard- 2 tsp.
  • Nutmeg- 1/ 5 tsp.
  • Rosemary springs- as needed
  • Salt - as needed


  • Cut chicken thighs/ fillets into chunks, chop carrot and onion.
  • Grind the chicken pieces , carrot, onion  and garlic in a food processor with the meat grinder attachment. If you don't have a meat grinder, use a sharp knife to chop the chicken, grate carrot, chop onion and mince garlic.
  • Season the mixture with salt and black pepper. Add egg and milk and mix well.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 F/ 205 C.
  • Add 1 tbsp. of melted butter to the iron skillet.
  • Using a meat baller/ice cream scoop, form about 15-20  balls. I recommend to use a meat baller or an ice scream scoop because  meatballs will have the same size and be cooked more evenly.
  • Transfer the meatballs to the baking skillet and bake 25-30 minutes.
  • In the meantime, heat cream and water in a small saucepan.  Once the cream  is hot, add the grated cheeses and stir in Dijon mustard. Season with salt, nutmeg and pepper, add rosemary springs. Cook 1-2 minutes or until cheeses are melted.
  • Once meatballs are cooked, remove from the oven and pour the creamy cheesy sauce  over them.
  • Serve with mashed potatoes or noodles.



  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Category: Chicken recipes
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: Russian


  • Serving Size: 100 gm
  • Calories: 146
  • Fat: 7.3
  • Carbohydrates: 2 g
  • Protein: 17.1 g

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