KetoDiet App is free to download, try it now!

Keto Vietnamese Chicken Meatballs

4.7 stars, average of 55 ratings

Keto Vietnamese Chicken MeatballsPin itFollow us 134.8k

These Vietnamese chicken meatballs are packed with herbs and tons of flavor. This is one keto recipe you’ll come back to again and again.

One serving is enough for a light lunch. Two servings are great for dinner and those who practice intermittent fasting. This keto recipe is high in fat and protein to help you stay full for longer. No more snacking and no more cravings!

The #1 Keto Diet App
Keto Vietnamese Chicken Meatballs
Free Download
1,500+ delicious keto recipes
Trialed & tested for best results
Optimized for nutrition
Never feel hungry
Planner & tracker
Track all macros including net carbs
Scan products
Create your own meals
Advanced tracking
Track ketones, blood glucose & lipids
Stay hydrated with water tracking
Track your mood & energy levels
Macro calculator
Calculate your ideal fat, protein & carb intake
Set any goal: weight loss, maintenance or weight gain
Your macros update based on your progress
Monitor your macros, water intake, mood & energy
Body weight, body fat and body measurements
Ketones, blood glucose & lipids
Evidence-based content
Expert articles to help you make informed choices
Guides & free diet plans
New daily content
And so much more...!
Complete Keto Diet guide
Integrated shopping basket
Restaurants & guide to eating out
Free Download

Hands-on Overall

Allergy information for Keto Vietnamese Chicken Meatballs

✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Egg free
✔  Nut free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Shellfish free
Download Recipe

Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs4.8 grams
Protein24.3 grams
Fat18.4 grams
Calories290 kcal

Calories from carbs 7%, protein 35%, fat 58%

Total carbs6.6 gramsFiber1.8 gramsSugars2.5 gramsSaturated fat7.7 gramsSodium1,832 mg(80% RDA)Magnesium76 mg(19% RDA)Potassium590 mg(29% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings)

  • 450 g ground chicken (1 lb)
  • 3 tbsp minced herbs such as mint, basil and cilantro (10 g/ 0.4 oz)
  • 1 large green onion, chopped (25 g/ 0.9 oz)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce (30 ml)
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, or more to taste
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tbsp virgin coconut oil or ghee, for frying (30 ml)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, for drizzling (30 ml)
  • 16 leaves soft lettuce (240 g/ 8.5 oz)
  • 6 radishes, thinly sliced (28 g/ 1 oz)
  • 1 medium cucumber, thinly sliced (150 g/ 5.3 oz)
  • 1 fresno or serrano chile pepper, thinly sliced (5 g/ 0.2 oz)
  • 1/4 cup shredded carrot (28 g/ 1 oz)
  • 2 tbsp water (30 ml)
  • 2 tbsp fish sauce (30 ml)
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice (15 ml)
  • 1 tbsp coconut vinegar or white wine vinegar (15 ml)
  • 1/2 tbsp powdered Swerve or Erythritol (5 g/ 0.2 oz)
  • pinch red pepper flakes
  • 1 clove garlic, minced


  1. Place the meatball ingredients in a large bowl and mix to combine.
    Keto Vietnamese Chicken Meatballs
  2. Roll the mixture into 16 meatballs, about 32 g (1.1 oz) each. Heat the coconut oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
  3. Fry the meatballs 3 minutes per side until golden and the internal temperature reaches 75 °C/ 165 °F. Do not turn too soon or they will crumble - they need to develop a crust. Keto Vietnamese Chicken Meatballs
  4. In a small jar mix together the dressing ingredients.
    Keto Vietnamese Chicken Meatballs
  5. To serve, create a lettuce cup using two lettuce leaves then top with meatballs and toppings.
  6. Drizzle with olive oil, the prepared dressing and serve (4 lettuce leaves with 4 meatballs each. Store ingredients separate from each other for up to 4 days in the refrigerator. Assemble once ready to eat. Keto Vietnamese Chicken Meatballs

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Chicken, minced (ground), dark meat, thighs
0 g21.7 g4.6 g134 kcal
Mint, fresh
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Basil, fresh
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Coriander (cilantro), fresh
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Onions, spring or scallions (includes tops and bulb), raw
0.3 g0.1 g0 g2 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.9 g0.2 g0 g4 kcal
Fish sauce
0.3 g0.5 g0 g3 kcal
Pepper, cayenne, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Coconut oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g6.7 g61 kcal
Olive oil, extra virgin
0 g0 g6.8 g60 kcal
Green leaf lettuce, fresh
0.9 g0.8 g0.1 g9 kcal
Radishes, raw
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Cucumber, fresh
0.5 g0.2 g0.1 g5 kcal
Peppers, chile (chili), fresh
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Carrot, fresh
0.5 g0.1 g0 g3 kcal
Water, still
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Fish sauce
0.3 g0.5 g0 g3 kcal
Lime juice, fresh
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Wine vinegar
0 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Swerve, natural sweetener (Erythritol and chicory inulin based)
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Peppers, chile (chili), flaked and dried, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Garlic, fresh
0.2 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Total per serving
4.8 g24.3 g18.4 g290 kcal

Keto Vietnamese Chicken MeatballsPin itFollow us 134.8k

  1. Blog
  2. Recipes
  3. Mains
  4. Keto Vietnamese Chicken Meatballs
  1. Blog
  2. Recipes
  3. Keto Vietnamese Chicken Meatballs
  1. Blog
  2. Lauren Lester
  3. Keto Vietnamese Chicken Meatballs

Do you like this recipe? Share it with your friends! 

Lauren Lester
Creator of Healthful Creative

Lauren Lester

Lauren is a food photographer, recipe developer, and author.

She is the founder of the creative content agency, Healthful Creative. HC specializes in helping food centered brands share their story through recipe development + food photography.

Let us know what you think, rate this recipe!

Leave a comment

Note: Any links to products or affiliate links will not be approved.
Please note that we do not offer personalised advice. For any diet related questions, please join our Facebook community.

Comments (2)

Yumm! We had these for dinner tonight. We made enough for 2 nights and we were happy with that decision once we tasted them. These jsut went on to high rotation at our place.. San


San, thank you for your lovely feedback!