Honey Chilli Chicken Meatballs

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Chicken Balls

  • 1 lb ground chicken (or turkey)

  • 1 yellow onion, chopped (~1 cup)

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 egg

  • 1/4 cup ground chia (or flax)

  • 1/4 cup almond flour

  • 1 tsp sea salt (divided)

  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

  • 2 tbsp coconut oil (divided)

Sauce

  • 1/2 cup chicken broth

  • 1/3 cup tomato paste

  • 1/4 cup honey

  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

  • 1/2 tsp chilli powder (more to taste)

  • 1/4 tsp paprika

  • 1/4 tsp ground mustard

  • optional topping: green onion or parsley

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

  2. In a large oven safe pan sauté onion and garlic with 1 tsp coconut oil until soft (~5 mins)

  3. In a large bowl, combine ground chicken, onion, garlic, egg, chia, almond flour, half the salt, and black pepper. Form mixture into meatballs, about 1 1/2 inches thick.

  4. Melt remaining coconut oil in the pan over medium-high heat. Add meatballs and cook until browned, about 5 minutes. Transfer to oven and bake for an additional 20 minutes or until cooked through.

  5. Meanwhile in a medium saucepan, combine chicken broth, tomato paste, honey, apple cider vinegar, chilli powder, paprika, ground mustard and remaining salt. Bring to a boil then reduce heat and simmer for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Adjust seasoning if needed.

  6. Remove meatballs from the oven. Evenly coat meatballs with sauce and divide into bowls. Top with chopped green onions or parsley if desired.

  7. Enjoy!