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Easy Chicken Meatballs Baked in Muffin Tins

Easy Chicken Meatballs Baked in a mini muffin tin are lower in carbs and gluten-free. Our short-cut method keeps prep and mess to a minimum!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 238kcal


  • 1 egg slightly beaten
  • ½ cup oatmeal or breadcrumbs
  • 1 cup mozzarella cheese shredded
  • ½ cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • ½ cup onion diced, about ½ medium-sized onion
  • 2 teaspoons dried basil or ¼ cup fresh basil
  • ½ cup ketchup
  • 1 pound ground chicken


  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • Add all of the ingredients except for the ground chicken to a large bowl and mix well.
  • Add ground chicken and mix just until combined. 
  • Portion about 1 Tablespoon of meat mixture into 3 mini meatloaf tins. 
  • Bake uncovered for about 25 minutes.  
  • Allow cooked meatballs to sit for 5-10 minutes before popping out of muffin tin.


Yield is 36 meatballs. 


Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 112mg | Sodium: 398mg | Potassium: 499mg | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 1.4mg | Calcium: 214mg | Iron: 1.4mg