Healthy Sweet & Spicy Chicken Meatballs

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These Healthy Sweet & Spicy Chicken Meatballs are so tender and juicy and covered in the most flavorful asian inspired sauce. This is a family favorite in our house. We love them served over cauliflower rice with a side of fresh green veggies. I hope you love them as much as we do.

chicken meatballs coated in a delicious sweet and spicy sauce. they are topped with fresh green onions and sesame seeds

These sweet and spicy chicken meatballs are always a hit in my house. The sauce is truly what makes this dish so amazing. You just can beat that sweet and spicy combo. I love these meatballs because they are a crowd pleaser and are also great for meal prep. You can even use them as an appetizer for a party, just put them on a platter with some toothpicks!

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
sweet and spicy chicken meatballs covered in a delicious sauce and served alongside fresh snow peas

    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). We also love to enjoy these meatballs over some rice or cauliflower rice to soak up all that delicious sauce!

    close up photo of sweet and spicy chicken meatballs in a white serving bowl, they are topped with fresh green onions and white sesame seeds for garnish

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    Healthy Sweet and Spicy Chicken Meatballs

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


    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


    • 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!


    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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    1. 5 stars
      I accidentally threw the tapioca starch in prior to adding it to the pan (oops!) but they still turned out really good. Thank you! I will be adding this to my meal prep. And I’ll make them the correct way moving forward, haha!

    2. 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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