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Low Carb Meatballs in the Airfryer {5 Weight Watchers Points}

My air fryer is 6 years old and still going strong! Thanks to it we’ve been able to go microwave-free for the last year, something I never thought would be possible. This air fryer meatballs recipe is a quick and easy way to dish up low carb meatballs if you are on keto, cutting carbs, or on Weight Watchers. These air fryer meatballs are also gluten-free which you’d think would go without saying, but so many meatball recipes call for fillers such as breadcrumbs and most frozen meatballs have fillers that are not gluten-free. 

The good news is it’s so easy to make your own low carb meatballs in the air fryer that you won’t miss out on the frozen store-bought options anyway.

How to make chicken meatballs in an air fryer

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp Culinary Paste

Replace the last 9 ingredients with your favorite culinary paste. I used this one with delicious results. 

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If you don’t have culinary paste on hand, you may instead use:

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

How to cook meatballs in an air fryer

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, mix the ground chicken, culinary paste (or list of spices if preferred), and cilantro until combined
  2. Form the mixture into 16 meatballs and place in single layer in the air fryer basket.
  3. Set air fryer to 400°F and cook for 10 minutes, turning meatballs halfway through cooking time
  4. Use a meat thermometer to ensure internal cooking temp of 165°F

 

Air fryer meatballs low carb with 5 weight watchers points

Low Carb Meatballs in the Airfryer

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Make low carb meatballs in the air fryer with this simple recipe. Only 2 carbs per serving and 5 Weight Watchers points!
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Recipes
Servings 4
Calories 226 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • ¼ cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon curry paste
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 teaspoons minced ginger
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, mix the ground chicken, culinary paste (or list of spices if preferred), and cilantro until combined
  • Form the mixture into 16 meatballs and place in single layer in the air fryer basket.
  • Set air fryer to 400°F and cook for 10 minutes, turning meatballs halfway through cooking time
  • Use a meat thermometer to ensure internal cooking temp of 165°F

Notes

Cooking in one layer is key to to air fryer recipes so either cooking batches if necessary or invest in an air fryer rack that will allow you to cook in two layers at once.
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Nutrition Facts
Low Carb Meatballs in the Airfryer
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 226 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Polyunsaturated Fat 8g
Cholesterol 121mg40%
Sodium 792mg34%
Carbohydrates 2g1%
Protein 27g54%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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This low carb air fryer meatballs recipe contains 2 carbs and 4 Weight Watchers points per 4-meatball serving.

You might also like these 11 Weight Watchers air fryer recipes or these Keto air fryer recipes if you are counting carbs. 

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