Coconut Curry Chicken Meatballs (with Video)

Let’s kick off the year right with these healthy Coconut Curry Chicken Meatballs. This curry chicken recipe is so damn good, and it’s a Whole30 dinner recipe that makes incredible leftovers.

Overheat shot of whole30 coconut curry chicken meatballs recipe.

Coconut Curry Chicken Meatballs

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I’m so excited to announce that I’m joining forces with Chicken Farmers of Canada again this year to bring you some amazing Canadian chicken recipes.

I was a brand ambassador for Chicken Farmers in 2016 and I’m thrilled that I was chosen to share all things chicken again.

 

Not only do I get to create new chicken recipes, but I also get to learn alongside you about farming practices when it comes to raising chickens. Did you know that there are several farming methods?

I talked about these methods in this recipe for Southwestern Chicken Stuffed Peppers but I’ll list them here again:

  • Free Range: Free range birds must have access to the outdoors (varies from farm to farm).
  • Free Run: Free run chickens do not need to be raised outside but they are required to be able to move around freely within the barn. All chickens raised for meat in Canada are free run.
  • Grain Fed: This is mostly for marketing. All chicken in Canada is given a feed that consists of at over 88% grain.
  • Halal: Meat that comes from chicken that follows the Muslim guidelines.
  • Hormone Free and/or Steroid Free: Hormones have been banned from chicken since the 1960’s in Canada.
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  • Kosher: Kosher means that this fits the dietary requirements of Jewish law.
  • Organic Chicken: Organic chicken is raised to a specific standard as laid out by the Canadian General Standards Board, in addition to the standards set by an organic certification board. Generally, chicken must be raised with certified organic feed that contains no animal by-products or antibiotics and any supplements, such as vitamins, must be approved by a certification body.
  • Vegetarian Grain Fed: This means that the feed has no animal by-products. For the protein source, soy is included but keep in mind that it can alter the taste and color of the meat.
  • Raised Without Antibiotics: This means that the chicken was raised without any antibiotics.

Raised By a Canadian Farmer

PSST, Canadians: When you’re shopping, keep your eyes peeled for the logo seen above.

That’s how you know that your chicken has been raised by a Canadian farmer, which not only helps out our economy but gives peace of mind knowing that our chicken is regulated through auditable programming.

If you don’t see this symbol, ask your store to get it in! We need our voices to be heard that Canadians want Canadian raised chicken.

Paleo chicken meatballs with a coconut curry lime sauce

Curry Chicken MeatballsWhole 30 Coconut Curry Chicken Meatballs - these clean eating meatballs are so darn good. Creamy curry with a hint of lime makes this paleo dinner a favorite of the whole family. 21 Day Fix approved!

I’m writing this on January 9th, which is day 1 of my Whole30 challenge. Working with chicken is perfect because it’s so versatile.

I can make any recipe I want with it, and it’s easy to make healthy, paleo, or Whole30 approved recipes. These Coconut Curry Chicken Meatballs were really tasty. I served them with a simple cauliflower rice.

Want more healthy Whole30 meal ideas? Visit my Whole30 recipes section.

Randa’s Tip: If you’re a sauce girl, like me, I recommend doubling the coconut curry sauce. Yum!

Whole30 Chicken Meatballs

Recipe note and a little F.Y.I: the raw part of this is very goopy, but they come together nicely when baked up, so don’t worry when you start it.

Psst –> I put together this Low Carb 7 Day Meal Plan. It’s a free eBook for you to download! Click here to access it.

Coconut Curry Chicken Meatballs Ingredients

Specific Ingredients I used for the recipe:

I have included some affiliate links of what I used below for your convenience. 

Attention Weight Watcher Freestylers, I had this converted into points and here you go:

The meatballs are 0 points. The sauce is 7 points for the whole thing, and it makes 20 meatballs so less than 1 point each.

Healthy Curry Recipes

How to Make Coconut Curry Chicken Meatballs

Add this recipe to this week’s meal plan! You’re going to love it, just read the comments!

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Coconut Curry Chicken Meatballs

These clean eating meatballs are so darn good. Creamy curry with a hint of lime makes this paleo dinner a favorite of the whole family. 21 Day Fix approved!
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword coconut curry chicken meatballs, paleo recipe, whole30 dinner
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 20 meatballs
Calories 280kcal

Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 1/2 cup roughly chopped carrots
  • 1/4 red onion chopped
  • 2 tbsps freeze dried cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 tbsps basil
  • 1 tbsp coconut aminos or soy sauce if not Whole30
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp red chili flakes
  • 1/4 tsp each sea salt and pepper
  • 1 lb ground chicken

Sauce

  • 1 14oz can coconut milk
  • 1 tbsp red curry paste
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tsp minced garlic

Instructions

Pre-Heat Oven to 400F

    Meatballs

    • Place all the ingredients (but the chicken) into a high-powered blender or food processor and pulse until chopped.
    • Add the chicken and mix well.
    • Roll into 1 1/2 - 2" balls and place them on a lined or greased pan.
    • Bake for 20 minutes, roll the meatballs over and bake them for an additional 15.

    Sauce

    • In a large skillet, over medium heat, heat the coconut milk.
    • Add the rest of the ingredients and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring constantly.

    Putting It Together

    • Add the meatballs to the sauce, stir them around and simmer for 2-3 minutes.
    • Serve over cauliflower rice.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 3meatballs with sauce | Calories: 280kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.2g | Protein: 15.7g | Fat: 22.9g | Saturated Fat: 15.3g | Cholesterol: 65.3mg | Sodium: 122.6mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1.5g
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    Whole 30 Coconut Curry Chicken Meatballs - these clean eating meatballs are so darn good. Creamy curry with a hint of lime makes this paleo dinner a favorite of the whole family. 21 Day Fix approved!

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    153 comments on “Coconut Curry Chicken Meatballs (with Video)”

    1. Recipe looks awesome but was wondering if you had any experience in freezing this dish after it’s cooked? Trying to meal prep for the week. Thanks!

    2. 3 stars
      The basis of this recipe is good but the sauce lacked complexity; I found it too sweet and bland. I added about 1 1/2 tsp of ground cumin, the juice of 1/2 lime, 1/2 teaspoon of ground ginger, about 2 tbls of chopped fresh cilantro, 2 tbls f ground cashews (to thicken) and more salt to taste. (I eyeballed all of this but these measurements should be close).

    3. I am sorry to point this out but it bothers me. Halal does not have anything to do with minimal suffering, it is actually the opposite since a lot of  animals are not stunned before slaughtering thus suffering while they have to fully bleeds out. 

    4. 5 stars
      This is hands down the best coconut curry sauce I’ve ever made, and I’ve tried A LOT of recipes! Thank you, our whole family LOVES it!!

    5. Phenomenal! Thank you so much for this VERY satisfying and refreshing Whole 30 recipe. It was FABULOUS! Definitely in my recipe box to make again!

      Tip: Spray your hands with nonstick spray while you’re making the meatballs, it’s so much easier!

    6. I made this at Scout camp this week in a dutch oven. Had to adjust some things due to not having a food processor (or electricity) but these were awesome. Sauce thickened nicely and was delicious. We served it over brown rice. It was a hit.

    7. So the 2T of basil… Is that dried? That seems like a ton.

      • I believe I used fresh with this particular recipe but I have done fresh and dried and both turn out great. Feel free to lower it though, I’m definitely an over spicer haha.

    8. How has no one said these were the driest of dry meatballs? I make homemade meatballs A LOT. Not sure if they are just in the oven too long based upon the recipe, or the lack of liquid. 

      • Thanks for your comment 🙂

        I haven’t had this issue, but I am going to make these again this week and make sure everything is on point. Based on the majority of the comments, they seem to turn out but it’s always good for me to remake them and check on things 😀

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