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.

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Coconut Curry Chicken Meatballs

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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?

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Paleo chicken meatballs with a coconut curry lime sauce

Curry Chicken Meatballs
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!

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.

TBK’s Pro 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.

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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

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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



  • 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


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


Pre-Heat Oven to 400F


    • 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.


    • 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.


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

    1. Super good. I was hoping I could use the hidden carrots as a way to get my toddler to eat more veggies with this meal, but it was too sophisticated for her little palate. My husband and I both enjoyed over cauliflower rice and buttered naan on the side. We added a but of cornstarch at the end because it was a bit runny with how we made it. Thanks!

      • I love that term…that it’s too sophisticated for them lol! I have a two year old, so I get it. One day she likes certain foods, the next … not so much.

    2. Can you use peanut butter instead of almond butter? I hate to buy a whole thing of almond butter for one recipe – not whole 30!

    3. can you use ground beef instead of chicken? Asking because that’s what I’ve got on hand 

      • Hi Madison. I think you probably could. It would be potentially more greasy, so you would have to watch for ways to drain that grease off the beef. Let me know how it goes!

    4. Prep time FIVE MINUTES? Give me a break. Just washing, peeling and chopping THE CARROTS will take 5 minutes. Not to mention the other prep and forming the mixture into the balls.
      It’s too bad people aren’t honest.
      I’d love to see anyone actually prepare this recipe from gathering, washing, prepping ingredients from start to finish in just five minutes.

    5. 1 star
      The chicken meatballs turn out dry. Too hot for too long. I added cornstarch to the save so it was thicker. 

    6. 4 stars
      Pretty yummy! Takes longer than 5 minutes to prep though.  I add a TBS of flax seed to meatballs to help make them less sticky!

    7. Hello! Will these freeze and reheat well?

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