Delicious garlic butter chicken meatballs

Jul 27, 2021
These yummy meatballs are super easy to make. Source: Getty Images

Using a combination of chicken mince, garlic, cheese and a few spices, these meatballs are easy to throw together and make the perfect lunch or dinner. I was amazed at how juicy and full of flavour they are, especially given how few ingredients are needed.

If you’re looking for a low carb, keto-friendly, paleo or gluten-free option, consider serving this with cauliflower rice. I personally served the meatballs with some steamed white rice and a side of steamed vegetables. Yum!

Serves 4


  • 500g chicken mince (use turkey mince if you so desire)
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese (I used a combination of mozzarella, cheddar and Parmesan)
  • 4 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 tsp Italian herbs
  • 1/2 tsp chilli flakes, optional
  • 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 3 tbsp butter, divided
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha hot sauce (substitute for something you like, or leave out)
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 medium cauliflower head, grated (you can also buy a packet of cauliflower rice)


  1. To make chicken meatballs, combine mince, cheese, garlic, Italian herbs, chilli flakes, half the parsley, salt and pepper. Mix well with your hands or a fork. Form medium-sized balls and arrange of a plate. Set aside.
  2. Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet or frying pan over a medium-low heat. Cook chicken meatballs for 8-10 minutes on all sides, until brown and cooked through. Use the mix of butter and juices to baste the meatballs while cooking. Remove to a clean plate and set aside.
  3. In the same skillet or frying pan, melt remaining butter, then add lemon juice, chicken stock, hot sauce, minced garlic and remaining parsley. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring regularly until the sauce has reduced. Adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.
  4. To make cauliflower rice, use large grater or food processor. Transfer to a shallow plate with 1/2 cup water and cook covered in the microwave for 4 minutes.
  5. Serve by placing cauliflower rice on a plate then top with chicken meatballs. Drizzle sauce over the meatballs and cauliflower rice. Add a garnish of parsley if you’re feeling fancy.


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