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  • Author: chefjar
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 6


These Chicken Piccata Meatballs are seriously good and keto-friendly! Perfectly pan seared chicken meatballs are swimming in a rich luscious lemon sauce. An easy and quick ground chicken recipe! Serve it with pasta or mashed cauliflower.



  • Olive oil-2 tbsp.
  • Garlic cloves ( minced)- 1 tsp.
  • Parmesan cheese ( grated)- 1/3 cup
  • Lemon zest- 1 tbsp.
  • Fresh parsley ( finely chopped)- 3 tbsp.
  • Cracked black pepper- 1/2 tsp.
  • Nutmeg-1/8 tsp.
  • Onion powder- 1 tsp.
  • Italian seasoning- 1 tsp.
  • Salt- 1/2 tsp or to taste
  • Ground chicken -2 lbs ( 1 kg)

Piccata Sauce

  • Unsalted butter- 4 tbsp.
  • Garlic cloves ( minced)- 1 tsp.
  • Chicken broth/stock ( low sodium)-2 cups
  • Cracked black pepper- 1/2 tsp.
  • Lemon juice-1/3 cup
  • Cornstarch - 1 tbsp, mixed with 2 tablespoons of water
  • Capers - 1/4 cup
  • Fresh parsley- 1 tbsp.



  • In a small bowl combine all the ingredients for meatballs except egg and ground chicken.
  • Add the mixture to the ground chicken, followed by the egg and mix with your hands just until combined. Don't overmix!
  • Using an ice cream scoop,  scoop the meat mixture and roll into meatballs with your hands.
  • Heat 2 tbsp of vegetable oil in a non stick pan over medium high heat. Sear meatballs about 10 minutes (5 minutes per side) or until cooked through. Alternatively you can shake the pan instead of flipping meatballs. Once they are cooked, transfer to a large plate and cover with foil while making the sauce.

Piccata Sauce

  • In the same pan melt butter and add garlic. Cook garlic until fragrant, about 50-60 seconds.
  • Pour the chicken broth, followed by the cornstarch mixture and lemon juice. Season with crack black pepper and adjust salt to your liking. Cook until the sauce thickens slightly.
  • Add capers and return the cooked meatballs back to the pan.  Allow to simmer for 2  minutes.
  • Garnish with fresh parsley.
  • Serve with mashed cauliflower, homemade pasta or mashed potatoes.


  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 20
  • Category: Ground chicken recipes
  • Cuisine: American


  • Calories: 430 kcal
  • Sodium: 491 mg
  • Fat: 17 g
  • Saturated Fat: 8 g
  • Carbohydrates: 3 g
  • Protein: 50 g
  • Cholesterol: 174 mg

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