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Healthy Sweet & Spicy Chicken Meatballs

These Sweet & Spicy Chicken Meatballs are so tender and juicy and covered in the most flavorful sauce! You will want these in your weekly menu rotation for sure. You won’t believe these are made with healthier for you ingredients.

*Originally posted 11/2019; updated 01/2021

What You Need:

  • Ground Chicken – you can also use ground turkey, but get one with a little higher fat content
  • Garlic Powder
  • Ground Ginger
  • Pepper Flakes
  • Coconut Aminos – this is a soy sauce alternative
  • Honey
  • Sriracha
  • Garlic
  • Salt
  • Tapioca Starch – this is a gluten free thickener
  • Green Onions
  • Sesame Seeds

Let’s Cook:

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 375′ and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Add the ground chicken to a large mixing bowl and season with salt, ground ginger, garlic powder and pepper flakes. Use hands to mix together and fully combine. Then scoop out with a cookie dough scoop and roll in hands. Line on the baking sheet.
  3. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until completely baked through and remove from the oven.
  4. Mix the coconut aminos, honey, garlic, salt and sriracha and combine with a whisk. Add to a sauté pan and bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer. Let simmer for 3 minutes, then make the slurry with tapioca starch (mix 1 Tbls tapiocas starch with 1 Tbls of water)
  5. Add the slurry into the pan and stir, the sauce will thicken fairly quickly. Once it thickens, turn off the heat and stir in the meatballs, completely coating them.
  6. Top with sliced green onions and sesame seeds and serve!

How to Serve It:

You can enjoy these meatballs alongside almost any green veggie for a delicious and healthy meal. I love to sauté snow peas in oil and garlic (as pictured above). You could also enjoy these meatballs over some rice or cauliflower rice to soak up all that delicious sauce!

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Healthy Sweet & Spicy Chicken Meatballs

Sara
These Sweet & Spicy Chicken Meatballs are so tender and juicy and covered in the most flavorful sauce!
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Lunch
Cuisine American, Asian
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 314 kcal

Ingredients
  

Chicken Meatballs

  • 2 lbs Ground Chicken
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Pepper Flakes
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Ginger

Sweet & Spicy Sauce

Instructions
 

  • Pre-heat the oven to 375' and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
    Add the ground chicken to a large mixing bowl and season with salt, ground ginger, garlic powder and pepper flakes. Use hands to mix together and fully combine
    Then scoop out with a cookie dough scoop and roll in hands. Line on the baking sheet. Bake for 15-18 minutes or until completely baked through and remove from the oven
  • Mix the coconut aminos, honey, garlic, salt and sriracha and combine with a whisk. Add to a sauté pan and bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer
    Let simmer for 3 minutes, then make the slurry with tapioca starch (mix 1 Tbls tapioca starch with 1 Tbls of water)
    Add the slurry into the pan and stir, the sauce will thicken fairly quickly. Once it thickens, turn off the heat and stir in the meatballs, completely coating them
    Top with sliced green onions and sesame seeds and serve!

Nutrition

Calories: 314kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 27gFat: 12gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 130mgSodium: 1345mgPotassium: 805mgFiber: 1gSugar: 12gVitamin A: 35IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 16mgIron: 1mg
Keyword chicken, dairy free, gluten free, Meal Prep, paleo
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6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This is one of my families favorite recipes! The sauce is what makes it!!! We’ve done the meal for meal prepped lunches and also for dinner.

    1. You can also ground the chicken yourself. I just put the chicken in the food processor and grind it up. Just a suggestion.

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