Keto Chicken Baseballs are made with a creamy chicken and mushroom filling that is wrapped up in a low carb pizza crust recipe into the shape of a baseball. Sprinkled with seasoned crushed pork rinds, they are then baked until golden brown.
Making the Chicken Baseball Recipe Keto-Friendly
One of my very favorite recipes to turn to when I wanted something easy and delicious was my regular Chicken Baseball Recipe. I loved how the savory cream cheese, chicken, and mushroom filling contrasted with the golden buttery crescent roll dough.
Once going keto however, that recipe was off the menu. I played around with the idea of making it keto but never did. Until last summer. The kids were home and I was making the Chicken Baseball recipe for them. So, I decided to also make a Keto Chicken Baseball at the same time.
How I adapted this recipe
The filling is the close to the same, but the crescent dough had to be substituted. I decided to make a low carb pizza crust recipe that has become my go-to pizza crust whenever making keto pizza.
I substituted the bread crumb topping with ground pork rinds that I mixed with some Italian seasoning. A full fat version of cream cheese was used instead of reduced fat and heavy cream for the milk.
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When making these Keto Chicken Baseballs, you need to keep in mind that it is a fragile recipe. The dough is not the same as a gluten filled crescent roll dough. It can tear easily. Below are some ways to make sure that your keto chicken base ball turns out the way it should and some substitution ideas for other ingredients in the recipe
The keto pizza dough is fragile. You need to roll it out a little thicker than you would if you were making pizza crust.
I highly recommend using fresh mushrooms. Canned mushrooms leave a tinny flavor to the recipe.
Substitute leftover cooked chicken for the chicken tenders.
Substitute thawed frozen peas for the mushrooms
Brush the dough with egg yolk to aid in browning and help keep the dough firm.
Other Main Dish Keto Recipes you may enjoy
Asian Lettuce Cups with Spicy Ground Turkey – seasoned ground turkey with Asian flavors is wrapped up in a lettuce leaf cup for an Asian style taco.
Blue Cheese Stuffed Chicken with Buffalo Sauce is a whole chicken breast stuffed with a blue cheese filling. It is then breaded and fried with a until crispy and cooked through. The final touch is the buffalo sauce that tops off the chicken.
Shelby is the author/owner of Grumpy's Honeybunch. Established in 2007, she shares and preserves family recipes as well as recipes for cooking light and keto. She is an experienced, self-taught home cook who loves to share recipes with others. You can see her work on websites such as Veal Made Easy, Parade, Community Table, SoFab Food, Yummly, and FoodGawker.
Welcome! I'm Shelby, author of Grumpy's Honeybunch. I have been sharing family favorite recipes since 2007. I started the Keto Diet in October 2017 and since then I have been creating Keto ... read more
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