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The best summer Weeknight 30 Minute Coconut Curry Chicken Meatballs…with spicy mango salsa. This dish incorporates a variety of Thai flavors, all with an abundance of health benefits. It’s a delicious mix of cozy and healthy, and a great way to use up those garden bell peppers and fresh basil. It’s made creamy and extra saucy with coconut milk, spiced with curry paste, and served over steamed rice. Top with spicy mango salsa and toasted coconut for a DELICIOUS quick meal. Best part…all you need for this recipe are pantry ingredients and 30 minutes!

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If there’s one thing I love doing, it’s taking something kind of boring, like chicken meatballs, and reinventing the dish to be exciting and extra delicious. Why? I guess I love a good challenge. So much so that I’ve made this a game I play with myself to help keep things fresh and creative. I get bored of things incredibly fast, especially when it comes to food. So challenging myself to reinvent dishes helps to keep things refreshing and fun for me.

What’s the game?

Basically, I just force myself to take a recipe that feels a little boring and completely switch it up. I might mix up the process by making the recipe in the instant pot or on a sheet pan. Or I might combine two cuisines into one. Or maybe even turn something traditionally meat-based into something vegan. Who knows, but I’m always trying to switch things up, even if it’s only a little bit.

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And with these meatballs that is definitely the case.

Truth is, I’ve never been someone who has cared for meatballs and red sauce, or really meatballs of any kind. In fact, the word meatball really weirds me out. BUT my oldest brother loves meatballs so much, he’s always asking me to make them.

The other thing Creighton loves? Curry…of any kind, whether it’s Indian or Thai, he just loves curry.

So I thought why not combine his love of meatballs and his love of saucy curry. I know it sounds odd, but stick with here, this curry is good. It’s not like any other chicken curry you’ve ever had. It’s a mix of Thai with a touch of Indian flare. So much flavor, so saucy, creamy, and full of vegetables. All in all, a great healthy dinner that’s flavorful and easy to throw together too.

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So here are the details…

The meatballs. I like to cook them in the oven. I know it’s summer, and I know it’s hot, but using the oven is just easier, cleaner, and faster. It also creates the perfect non-dry chicken meatball. I like to use a mix of ground chicken, green onions, garlic, salt, and pepper. The secret…a touch of Worcestershire sauce, which adds a really delicious, salty, and almost umami-like flavor.  You don’t know it’s there, but it adds so much.

There are no eggs and no bread crumbs in these meatballs. I wanted to keep them simple. Really, I just want them to be a base for the coconut curry sauce. Meaning, the meatballs soak up the sauce instead of being the key flavor.

Roll the meat into balls, place them on a baking sheet, and then bake them at a high temp. They will brown on the outside and cook perfectly on the inside.

Meal prep tip: double the meatball recipe, bake them all, then freeze half of the meatballs for another time. You can then easily turn this dinner into a 15 minutes situation since all you’ll need to do is thaw the meatballs and toss them with the sauce. EASY. Additionally, you can use the meatballs for other recipes too!

The sauce. While the meatballs are cooking, make the sauce on the stove. It’s pretty simple, but made incredibly flavorful with shallots and ginger. I like to use bell peppers as my vegetable, Thai curry paste to keep things spicy, and canned coconut milk for a super luscious and creamy sauce. I then add a splash of soy sauce and fish sauce for saltiness, then fresh basil or cilantro.


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If bell peppers are not your favorite, try using broccoli florets or sliced summer squash. Really any vegetable you enjoy will be great here!

Now, toss in the meatballs and let the curry cook for a few minutes to thicken up the sauce. While this is happening, prep the mango salsa, which is simply diced mango, jalapeño, and lime. My favorite.

Serve the curry over steamed rice, top with mango salsa, and toasted coconut. Quick, simple, beyond good, and bonus? This dish is super healthy too! To make this even healthier, you can serve with brown rice, quinoa, or even over cauliflower rice.

Meal prep tip #2: if you like, you can freeze the meatballs and sauce together. Just thaw overnight in the fridge, then warm on the stove until heated through…and now you have a 10 minute dinner. Again, EASY and perfect for back to school/back to work/back to reality. That time of year we are all soon to enter.

So…have I convinced you that these Coconut Curry Chicken Meatballs will make a great summer dinner for tonight?

My hope is the answer is YES and that you’re running to the store to pick up any ingredients you might not have on hand. Then head home to make the best summer chicken curry. It’s kind of cozy, but yet lite at the same time. And the bottom line…every last spoonful of this saucy curry is oh so satisfying. You will love it.

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If you make these weeknight 30 minute coconut chicken curry meatballs be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

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Weeknight 30 Minute Coconut Curry Chicken Meatballs

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 375 kcal

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Spicy Lime Mango

  • 1 mango, diced
  • 1 jalapeńo or red Fresno pepper, seeded and chopped
  • juice and zest from 1 lime


  • 1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment.
    2. Add the chicken, green onions, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and a pinch each of salt and pepper to a bowl. Mix until just combined. Coat your hands with a bit of oil, and roll the meat into tablespoon-size balls (will make 15-20 meatballs) placing them on the prepared baking sheet. The mix will be wet, but it will firm up in the oven. Transfer to the oven and bake for 15 minutes or until the meatballs are crisp and cooked through.
    3. Meanwhile, heat the sesame oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the shallots, bell peppers, and ginger. Cook until the fragrant and the peppers softened, 5-8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
    4. Stir in the curry paste and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the coconut milk, soy sauce, and fish sauce. Stir to combine, bring the mixture to a boil. Add the meatballs and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens slightly, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the cilantro.
    5. In a small bowl, combine the mango, jalapeño, lime zest, and lime juice.
    6. Serve the meatballs and sauce over bowls of rice topped with toasted coconut, spicy mango, and additional herbs.


To Freeze the Meatballs: Bake as directed, then freeze on a parchment lined baking sheet in a single layer for 2 hours. Transfer to a freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the fridge or simmer in curry sauce over low heat for 20 minutes, until thawed.
To Freeze the Meatballs in the Sauce: Spoon the meatballs and curry sauce into a freezer-safe container. Freeze for up to 3 months. To serve, thaw overnight in the fridge, then warm on the stove until heated through, about 15 minutes.

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  1. 5 stars
    I make this recipe literally all the time exactly as the instructions say. It’s a fan favorite in my house. Thanks for sharing!

  2. 5 stars
    This was such a great recipe! Definitely a good one for a week night quick and healthy meal. I loved that the meatballs didn’t have a ton of ingredients. My store was out of green onion so I subbed finely chopped cilantro stems and they added really good flavor. I will do 3 tablespoons of red curry paste next time. I also didn’t use fish sauce and think I will also add more soy sauce next time.

    1. Hey Lindsey,
      I am thrilled that you enjoyed this recipe, thanks a lot for giving it a try. I hope you have an amazing week! xTieghan

  3. 3 stars
    Hi Tieghan, I have loved all your receipts I’ve made so far, but I have to give 3-stars to this one. The meatballs were dry with the overpowering taste of the worcestershire sauce, which I personally don’t think compliments this dish. I will make it again with perhaps a hoisin sauce or another type of Asian sauce and not bake the meatballs, but rather brown them in the sesame oil, remove, then finish cooking them in the final sauce at the end? What do you think?

  4. Absolutely loved the dish. I cooked it as directed for 6 servings. But, we fell short on the servings for my family of 5. I’ve made a ton of your recipes and have never run into this issue before.

  5. 5 stars
    Very good and very easy! The flavors worked so well together and it truly is a meal done in 30 minutes! Thanks for another great recipe 🙂

    1. Hey Hannah,
      You bet, beef would work well here. I hope the recipe turns out amazing for you, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  6. So delicious! I’m intimidated by curry recipes but this was so easy to follow and I love meatballs. I accidentally bought red chilli paste instead of curry, so I added curry powder to get to the right flavour profile.

  7. 5 stars
    This dish was delicious! I added extra basil and eliminated cilantro. And….I had to write to you and tell you…I had quite a bit of the amazing mango “salsa” left from the dinner. So I scooped small dishes of vanilla ice cream, spooned some of the mango salsa over that, and sprinkled the leftover toasted coconut on top. Honestly, one of the best desserts I have had in years!! Give it a try – You will agree, I think. Thank you so much for your amazing creations. I’m a huge fan!! ~Marie Garner

    1. Hi Marie,
      Awesome! I am so glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try! xxTieghan

  8. 5 stars
    Just made this and is it ever delicious!! Quick easy meal. I was out of fish sauce unfortunately and wish I had it as I see how it makes a difference without it. But definitely going to be making this again. Thank you!!!

    1. Hey Robyn,
      Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I am delighted that it was enjoyed! Have a fantastic week! xTieghan

  9. 5 stars
    This was the absolute best. Made it for company and used red yellow and orange bell peppers. Served it with a side of green beans – made a very colorful pretty. My guests left with the recipe in hand!
    I made your coconut rice recipe with it tonight but previously have used plain white rice. Both ways are delicious!

    1. Hey Sandra,
      Wonderful!! I am so so glad that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks a lot for giving it a try! Happy Sunday! xTieghan

    1. Hey Anna,
      Thanks a lot for making this recipe, it makes me so glad that it was enjoyed. Have the best weekend!! xTieghan

  10. Hi Tieghan! I’m excited to try out this recipe. Do you think it would work to make the meatballs in advance and store in the fridge raw and bake them a couple of days later? Or bake them in advance and refrigerate and then add to the fresh sauce? Thank you 😀

    1. Hey Anna,
      Totally fine to assemble the meatballs ahead of time! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know how it turns out! xTieghan

    1. Hey Em,
      Sure, you can use green curry paste, just note it will change the color and flavor of the dish. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  11. 5 stars
    LOVE THIS! It seriously is my “go to” for an easy yummy healthy meal. I add extra veggies and meal prep this for lunches for my work week. SO GOOD! Thank you!

  12. 5 stars
    We had almost all of the ingredients (no green onions, bell pepper or mango) so I decided to make this last night for dinner. My husband and I liked it and we would have this again! I wasn’t sure how spicy our red curry was so I did two tablespoons instead of three but next time I I’ll do three as it was a hint of spice. Thank-you for the recipe next time we’ll double it up

  13. 4 stars
    Love the flavor of the curry! My meatballs were on the dry side without a lot of taste. Next time I would add more green onions and would only baked them part way. Will finish cooking them in the curry sauce to add a little moisture and flavor from the sauce. Will definitely make them again with these modifications.

  14. 5 stars
    Second time I’ve made this meal. Delicious the first time, equally good the second. First time around, I froze the leftovers. They reheated perfectly, and I was blessed with delicious meals with zero effort.
    Don’t skip the toasted coconut! It’s a nice finishing touch and I love the crunch.
    Today, I couldn’t find a ripe mango, so I actually added the jalapeno to the other sauteed vegetables and called it a day.
    Highly recommend this recipe.

  15. 5 stars
    Another amazing recipe by Tieghan. I made this for dinner tonight and was astounded by how simple the recipe is yet how colorful and tasty the meal was. It was easy to make and was hit for dinner. Tieghan transformed a simple curry recipe into a fun and tasty meal.

  16. 5 stars
    First recipe I’ve made by you after ogling my friend’s instas of a few of your other recipes. it was SO good. per my room mate: “what was IN that delicious yellow goop?’. keep the coconut milk and veggie heavy recipes coming, this was awesome. Can’t wait to make it again. also- it appears to have frozen decently well, for anyone concerned about that.

  17. 4 stars
    I love everything else about this recipe except for the meatballs. I think they needed breadcrumbs or egg…something to make them less dry. I’m glad I tried it because I love the sauce and especially the mango garnish with it! I’m currently trying to figure out how to revamp it with just veggies!

  18. 5 stars
    I made this for dinner tonight and it turned out SO GOOD! Thanks for an easy weeknight recipe that I’ll definitely be making again!

  19. 5 stars
    I made this tonight for my husband (who “does not like thai”) and it was such a winner. I’m 3 out of 3 for winning recipes on your site – will definitely continue trying new recipes! Thank you for posting such a great recipe.

  20. 5 stars
    Great recipe!!! Creamy from the coconut milk but not heavy. I like spicy food so I add some red pepper flakes when I add the ginger. It gives the recipe a subtle kick.

  21. I can’t wait to make this recipe tomorrow! I’ve been craving noodles. Will there be enough sauce to serve over noodles instead of rice or would that be weird? Thanks!

    1. Hey Karen,
      You could totally serve this over noodles. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  22. 5 stars
    Just made this tonight. It was a big hit with the littles and the hubs. Not spicy at all! I picked up a small tub of fresh mango salsa from the deli and used that for my topping. 😊

  23. 5 stars
    Made this last night & it was so easy & really delicious – literally took 30mins! The whole family loved it, definitely going to make this again!

  24. 5 stars
    Made this for dinner and my fiance and I loved it! We used Ground Turkey instead of Chicken because that’s what we had on hand. I used half Hot and half toasted Sesame Oil to give it a bigger kick (we love spicy). We used light coconut milk instead of full fat to make it lower cal.

  25. 5 stars
    Made this and it was delicious! Saving this recipe for when we crave Thai and it’s pretty quick to make.
    Only change I will make is adding some sautéed mince onion and a bit of Serrano pepper to the meatballs!
    Thank you! I always look forward to your emails.


  26. 5 stars
    I am eating this for dinner as we speak and it is so good I had to get my computer right away to write a review. This dish came together in 30 minutes as advertised and is so packed with flavor it’s like it took days to create these sauces and marinate the flavors. It is so easy to make and is nicely timed out. While the meatballs cooked, I was able to make rice and the entire curry aspect of the dish. It was a near perfect execution on my part until I spilled an entire can of coconut milk on my stove! Trials of the kitchen I guess, whoops!! Anyway, I love love love this dish and I can’t wait to add this to my weekly rotation! PS, I subbed broccoli for the peppers and used ground turkey for the meatballs.

    1. Hi Myriem,
      Would you use the chicken thighs in place of the meatballs? Are they bone in chicken thighs? You could certainly use them you would just have to cook them accordingly. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  27. 5 stars
    Hi!!! I just discover your blog and I love it! I made this recipe for lunch today and was delicious, i didn’t have mango so i only put some cilantro leaves. Thank you!!!!

  28. This was amazing! Went together very quickly. Lots of chopping but otherwise uncomplicated recipe. Made it EXACTLY as directed except added 1/2 a jalapeño to the curry mixture because we like things spicy. Do not skip the mango salsa or toasted coconut and cilantro on top – it pulls it all together. I’m now a fan of this site!

    1. Amazing! I am really glad you enjoyed this one and hope you love all of the others you try! Thank you so much Amy! xTieghan

  29. 5 stars
    Made this for dinner tonight and it was AMAZING! The spicy lime mango and toasted coconut were such lovely additions to an already delicious dish!

    1. Thank you so much Elizabeth!! I am really glad this recipe turned out so wonderful for you!! xTieghan

  30. 5 stars
    This is the best Thai recipe I have ever made! Sending to my brother who also lives this type of food. Thank you so much and your other recipes. Can’t wait to try them too.

  31. 5 stars
    I love all of your recipes, so excited to try this one!! My husband is super allergic to mango- what do you suggest I use instead??
    Thank you!!

    1. Hey Elisa,
      Pineapple or peaches would be great! I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  32. 5 stars
    Made this earlier in the week and it was unreal!! The meatballs I took out two mins before and they were absolutely tender and not overcooked. Used bok choy for this and no fish sauce. As well I used ground ginger. Will be adding to our roster of meals

  33. 5 stars
    This dish was absolutely amazing!! Very easy to follow and fun to make! I wanted to drink the sauce as if it were a soup, it was that good! Would highly recommend making this dish if you love Thai cuisine 🙂

  34. 3 stars
    ok, i have 100 percent loved everything i have ever made from your recipes, BUT, this was a miss for me. the sauce was spot but the chicken meatballs were WRONG for this dish. next time i will sub some chicken thighs. not trying to be anything but honest. thank you.

  35. 5 stars
    Tried this tonight. Used onions instead of shallots, and no peppers on hand. Also no fish sauce 😕 Would have done more curry if I had spicy lovers in the house. Very good and easy! Thank you so much for sharing this yumminess with us!

  36. I recently discovered you on instagram. So far everything of yours I have made is very well received by my family. My Sri Lankan mother-in-law used to make a fantastic meatball curry. I am excited to try this for dinner tonight. I just did a quick search for meatball curry and was so happy that a recipe from your site showed up.

  37. I headed the advice of others and made the meatballs with egg and panko. It was fine. I also like a tad of sweetness so added .5 tablespoon of sugar. I’ll make again but may do a different meat— maybe cubed chicken thighs.

    1. Hi Tara! I hope you enjoy this more with a different meat! Please let me know if there is anything I can help with! xTieghan

  38. 5 stars
    I thought this was absolutely delicious and it was incredibly fast and easy to make. It will be made again and again in this house! It was a bit too warm here to turn on the oven today so I did the meatballs in my air fryer and they turned out perfectly!

  39. 5 stars
    I made this recipe on a random Sunday night! I had all the ingredients in the fridge. I used chicken breast instead of ground chicken because that’s what I had. Absolutely delicious! Better than takeout!

  40. 5 stars
    Just made for dinner after watching you make it yesterday on Instagram! This is so easy, super delish and a keeper. Thank you 🙂

  41. 4 stars
    Love this! You’re so good with asian inspired flavors, i’ve made the best sauces using your recipes! Only thing I changed here is the way the meatball is made, I followed the meatball recipe used in the Butter Chicken Meatballs instead because i find that without an egg or bread crumbs, the meatball is just too dry. So instead, because I love garlic I just added that directly to the sauce mixture instead of in the meatball 🙂 I omitted the other ingredients that go into the meatball. I loved it! Thank you!

  42. I’m hoping to make this for some guests! how do I go about toasting the coconut flakes?
    Also does this serve 6 as side dishes or mains? I want to make sure its enough.

    1. Hi Susan! You can either toast it in the oven or on the stovetop in a skillet! No oil needed, just cook on low heat until golden brown! If you bake it, make sure to keep a close eye on it! Also, it depends on how much people are going to want to eat! If you have all adults, I would most likely make extra just incase! xTieghan

  43. 5 stars
    Made them for the 3rd time last night. This recipe is amazing! It tastes amazing and makes the kitchen smell so good! Need to make a double batch to freeze next time!

  44. 5 stars
    Husbands review, “10 out of 10 would eat again”. Totally agree and super easy to make with affordable ingredients! 🙂

  45. 5 stars
    I’m a very nervous/novice chef but I’m trying to make healthy yummy things for my family — even I could make this easy recipe, and my kids loved it! Please create more delicious 30 minute meals for busy parents like me!

    1. I am so glad this turned out so well for you all! I hope you try some others of mine! Thank you Neha! xTieghan

  46. 5 stars
    These are super easy and crazy good. Served over basmati rice…YUM. The sauce is so good you could use it as a base for lots of curry dishes…I want to try it with chicken breast and lots of sliced veggies.

  47. 5 stars
    So easy and flat out delicious. So many different flavors. I served it with brown rice noodles instead of rice. The recipe served 4 instead of 6, but I found that is the case with most of the recipes on this site when served as the main entry.

  48. hey I just made this and am going to serve it with some of your fresh naan and rice tomorrow but because it been sitting for a while and now is going to go over night in the fridge the sauce seem to be thickening up a lot and i’m afraid tomorrow I’m not going to be able to achieve that nice sauciness to cover my rice. Do you have any tips to thin it out a bit tomorrow or tips for re heating it? if not it okay I’m sure it will still taste good just not ideal. (but 100% my fault lol)

    1. Hey Kate! When you reheat this, just add additional coconut milk to help thin the sauce. That will work perfectly and give you a really creamy and delicious sauce! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan ???

  49. 5 stars
    I made this recipe, didn’t change a thing, and it turned out awesome! And it was every bit as quick and easy as promised. Such an impressive but truly simple weeknight meal!

  50. This was delicious, even though my chicken meatballs released so much water on my baking sheet that they basically steamed and didn’t brown at all. I’ve noticed this with so many of the meats that I buy — so much water in them. Any tips regarding that?

    1. Hey Abby! What brand and variety of meat are you buying? I don’t have issues with meat being watering, so I wander if it is a difference in the quality of meat? Also, what is the fat percentage? Any info will be helpful to help me problem solve and figure out what might be happening for you. It’s hard to know without knowing any details. Hope I can help you! xTieghan

  51. 5 stars
    Hey Tieghan..! Just wanted to tell you I made these meatballs last night and they were yummy(as all your recipes are!) I noticed one of your readers mentioned ground pork and I may use that next time. I used ground chicken and did find them a little dry, but I guess everyone’s “size” of meatballs is different, so maybe I over cooked. (Had I been smart, I should’ve check the temp). I think I may add some sriracha next time. I needed a little bit of zing in them, I think Thai curry paste is sweet, so nobody needs to be worried about over spiciness using it. I served mine over basmati rice…Thankyou for always inspiring me!

  52. This dish is so flavorful! The curry sauce is the best I’ve made! Mixed with the mango salsa, basil, peppers, and meatballs… just wow! It’s not too hard to put together on a weeknight, but might take over 30 minutes.

    1. Hi Alaina! Ground pork will be so great! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

  53. 5 stars
    Made this last night. My mango wasn’t ripe enough (had the store choose for delivery…) so I will have to make this again with the mango.
    It was still AMAZING and everyone was excited I will make it again.
    My husband loves when I tell him a recipe is from your site because “they are always winners”.

  54. 5 stars
    This recipe was AMAZING!!!! It definitely did not even make it to 6 whole servings as it was loved so much. The only adjustment I made was swapping the mango in the salsa for a peach – I couldn’t find a mango and peaches are in their prime right now. Sooo good! Thank you 🙂

  55. 5 stars
    Delicious! My husband and I both loved it. Even more complex flavors the next day. I doubled the recipe and used ground turkey. Was careful to watch the time in a hot oven. Thermometer read 165 at exactly 15 mins so the meatballs were just right. I usually skip measuring most ingredients unless it really matters—like baking. But I followed your order of addition and basic ingredients. I had a little of both red and green curry paste so I added both. A bit spicy to be sure, but super flavorful. Also chose basil over cilantro. That was the perfect addition. Your mango salsa and toasted coconut are a must! We will be making again and trying more of your recipes!

  56. I just finished making this recipe and enjoyed the flavor but did find the sauce overly salty (despite using reduced sodium soy sauce) and found the prep time plus cooking time to take significantly longer than 30 minutes. It took me about an hour and 15 minutes. I’d file this under a weekend meal when you have time for more elaborate prep work.

    1. Hi Sam! Sorry this took you longer than expected, but I hope it still turned out amazing for you. Please let me know if I can help you with anything! xTieghan

  57. 5 stars
    Simple fresh ingredients, easy preparation, turned out wonderfully. Was almost sad when dinner was over but cheered up knowing I’m going to have leftovers for lunch tomorrow. Delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  58. 4 stars
    Any dinner that the kids eat without complaining about some aspect of it is a winner in my book. And this recipe did just that. I couldn’t believe my 16 year old taste tested a meatball straight out of the pan as she couldn’t wait and usually she complains about things being too spicy. This wasn’t at all spicy – I used 2 tablespoons of the red curry to avoid it being too much for her. For me, I felt the meatballs were a bit dry but I had cooked them a little too long as I cut my finger chopping the herbs with a newly sharpened knife so had to deal with that first. I do think it’s worth watching them though as they can dry out easily in a hot oven. Like others who made this recipe, I may pan fry them the next time. Great idea to have freezer instructions to help busy households. Thanks again Tieghan

    1. Thank you so much for trying this Linda! I am so glad this turned out so well for you and I hope you love the pan version! xTieghan

  59. 5 stars
    So yummy! I made a cauliflower rice (toasted up with more sesame oil and toasted coconut) to go with it instead & it was delightful!

  60. 5 stars
    Just made this and OMG my husband and I cannot stop raving about it! Best meal we’ve made in such a long time! I have a feeling it’s going to be on rotation soon 🙂

  61. I made this recipe this evening, and it was a huge hit! It was so easy to make. I didn’t have fish sauce, so just put a splash of worcestershire sauce in the curry and worked a charm. Added a chilli for a bit of a kick and the whole family gobbled it up. I’ll definitely be making this again!

  62. 4 stars
    I made the coconut curry chicken meatballs for my husband’s birthday dinner with family, so doubled the recipe. It was so delicious—every component an explosion of flavor in the mouth! (Don’t skip the toasted coconut!) The only reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is because prep time was way longer than 10 minutes, with several of us working together. (Maybe we’re just slow choppers!) I’m not mad about it, though, because it was SO GOOD!

  63. 5 stars
    These were delicious! My first time cooking with coconut milk and curry paste. Thanks so much for a simple weeknight recipe. I looked it up on the train home from work, grabbed a few ingredients at the store, and quickly had dinner on the table. I followed your tip to make double the meatballs to feeeze and can’t wait to use them soon.

  64. LOVE this recipe! Added some of my own twists but the meatballs are a hit in the house! I’ve been following you for some time now I haven’t had one I haven’t liked 🙂 Keep killing the cooking game!

  65. Would it be totally weird to add some roasted baby red and gold potatoes to this? I have some I’d like to use up.

    1. Hey Angie! I am sure roasted potatoes tossed into the sauce will be so delicious. Great idea! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

  66. 5 stars
    Seriously SO good!! And seriously SO easy!! The note suggested substituting broccoli for the bell pepper. I was trying to clean out the fridge so I used bell pepper, broccoli and carrots. Absolutely one of the best dishes ever. I did overcook the meatballs, forgetting they would continue to cook in the sauce. Next time I’ll pull them out 3-5 minutes sooner. Am I weird that “next time” might be tomorrow?! Ha!

  67. These look so good! My son can’t eat sugar, soy, corn, or black pepper. What would you suggest in place of Worcestershire sauce? And, coconut aminos can replace the soy, yes? Thanks so much.

    1. Hi Michelle! I would recommend just omitting the Worcestershire sauce, the curry will still be greta. And yes coconut aminos will be delicious! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

  68. I made these exactly off the recipe except i pan fried the meat balls. Was scrummy as. I loved the freezer option, so did a container extra and froze. Served them with steamed greens. Definitely will do it again.

    1. Hi there! No, the rice is not included. Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

  69. I made this but the meatballs turned out super dry. I think it needed some added veggies and breadcrumbs to lighten them up. The sauce is delicious!

  70. This looks so great! Thanks for including freezer instructions, totally planning on prepping in advance.

  71. Love this. Pinned it right away!!!! I am going big on coconut milk these days and would love to make this for dinner. q; is there a replacement for Worcestershire sauce? Can I use hoisin sauce?

    1. Hi there! I bet hoisin sauce will be delicious! What a great idea! Please let me know if you have any other questions. I hope you love this recipe! Thank you! xTieghan

  72. 5 stars
    I made this for dinner tonight. It was delicious – the whole family loved it. My boys like lots of meat and I prefer lots of vegies so I added broccoli and mushrooms too. Worked out great – I took lots of vegies and that left more meatballs for them. Thanks for the great recipe! 🙂