These gluten-free Thai Chicken Meatballs are bursting with fresh Asian flavors and are perfect for a quick, easy lunch or dinner. Make a batch during your next food prep session and enjoy them warm or cold!
*Originally posted 3/2016*
I first shared these Thai Chicken Meatballs over three years ago. Back in the days when I only had one kid and I thought it was hard to eat lunch because I was so busy. I have no doubt that I was busy back then, but suffice it to say that I am no less busy now, and I’m still struggling to eat lunch. So, over the years these meatballs have remained a favorite of mine.
I love them because they taste even better as leftovers so I make a batch or double batch during food prep and enjoy them all week They also taste equally good hot or cold. Since lunchtime is a bit crazy around here, I love that I can just grab and eat them without having to worry about a microwave, or even a fork most days. I eat them without dipping sauce but you could definitely mix together some ketchup, sriracha and chili sauce for a fun dip!
If you’re not quite as pressed for time as I am, you can serve them warm with rice and veggies and actually sit down and eat them with a fork!
Here’s how you make them:Print
Thai Chicken Meatballs
These Gluten-Free Thai Chicken Meatballs are bursting with fresh Asian flavors and are perfect for a quick, easy lunch or dinner. Make a batch during your next food prep session and enjoy them warm or cold!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 16 meatballs 1x
- 1 pound ground chicken
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp fresh ginger, grated
- 2 Tbsp sweet thai chili sauce
- 1 egg
- 1/2 cup oat flour (or breadcrumbs)
- 1/3 cup green onions, thinly sliced
- sriracha, optional
- Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
- Mix well and form into balls with hands.
- Place balls on a greased, foil-lined baking sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 13-15 minutes, flipping once.
Adjust the amount of ginger and sriracha based on how much you like those flavors.
Meatballs may stick slightly to the foil but with a firm spatula you should be able to cleanly get under them and turn them halfway through
- Serving Size: 3-4 meatballs
Like I mentioned, it’s super easy to double the recipe to have extras or freeze some for later.
Let’s chat: Are you a meatball lover?
Only with spaghetti?
If you like these, you might also like my Paleo Turkey Sweet Potato Meatballs.
(Apparently I think all meatballs should be served with broccoli).
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I want these right not for breakfast! the ginger in there sounds fantastic
Dietitian Jess says
Yum! I have some sweet thai chili sauce and I never know what to do with it besides put it on top of fish or veggies- this will be a great way to use it!
These sound so good! My family loves meatballs, so I’m constantly looking for new recipes…thank you for the inspiration! I know these are going to be a huge hit, especially with the chili sauce and ginger!
Elizabeth Shaw says
You are just in time! National Meatball Day is coming up this Weds!!! Great recipe Lindsay.
Julie @ RDelicious Kitchen says
I’ve been really into Thai food and flavors lately. Loving this simple and healthy recipe!
Kelli @ Hungry Hobby says
I really like using oat flour for meatballs, I’ve tried so many things and it seems to do the best (in gluten free land), these look delicious thanks for sharing!
Thank you Lindsay for the nice recipe and have a good weekend!
Erin @ Erin's Inside Job says
I think I’d prob throw some ghost peppers in here too bc I can’t get enough spice. ALL SPICE ALL DAY.
Kristen @ A Mind Full Mom says
I love these! Asian flavors are totally my thing and put anything in a meatball to keep the kids happy 🙂
Katie @ Mom to Mom Nutrition says
I can’t wait to make these… I have a whole bottle of Thai chili sauce I have no idea what to do with lol!
Jody - Fit at 58 says
I am ready to eat if that is on my table!
Alysia at Slim Sanity says
Totally a meatball lover. I don’t make them often enough. These sound delicious!!
Stephanie Hansbury says
These were great. Quick, easy and delicious. My husband said they reminded him of the filling in potstickers. Next time I’ll double the batch and make some to freeze.
so glad you liked them!
Caitlin Zemanek says
These look amazing. How many calories would you say are in each meatball?
i have no idea. you could put the recipe into my fitness pal or something similar to find out!
Hello! These look delicious! Do you freeze them before or after cooking them? Thanks!
either way would work!
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These look great! Definitely love me some meatballs. They would be great dunked in a peanut sauce or crumbled in a stir fry!
Can you suggest some good kid friendly dipping sauces for these? My girl is a dipper!
she could dip them in sweet thai chili sauce….or a peanut dipping sauce…or even ketchup mixed with sweet thai chili sauce!
Quick, easy and delicious. I made two batches for the week.
I really like using oat flour for meatballs, I’ve tried so many things and it seems to do the best (in gluten-free land), these look delicious thanks for sharing!
These were easy and tasty! I used almond flour instead of oat to lower the carb count a bit more. They were a hit!
Why do you label them Thai? Is recipe common in Thailand?
You’re right. I made a poor choose naming the recipe and should have called them something different. I’ve worked to do better i recent years. My apologies!