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Weeknight 30 Minute Coconut Curry Chicken Meatballs

This dish incorporates a variety of Thai flavors, all with an abundance of health benefits. Serve over steamed rice and top with spicy mango salsa and toasted coconut. DELICIOUS!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Key Ingredient: chicken
Calories: 375kcal

Ingredients

Spicy Lime Mango

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

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

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.

Nutrition

Calories: 375kcal