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Chicken Tikka Meatballs

  • Author: Madeline
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 3 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Bake and Saute
  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

A Whole30 and paleo friendly twist on chicken tikka masala.

**NOTE this recipe makes a lot of sauce! We like extra for dipping, but if you are doubling the recipe I recommend just doubling the meatballs and not the sauce.


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Ingredients

Meatballs

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp garam masala
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric

Sauce


Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Combine all meatball ingredients in a large mixing bowl
  3. Using a 1.5 tbsp measuring scoop, scoop out meatballs onto the baking sheet and roll into tighter balls (about 15 meatballs)
  4. Bake meatballs for 15 minutes and then remove from the oven
  5. While the meatballs bake, dice the onion, and mince the garlic and ginger
  6. Heat avocoado oil in a large nonstick frying pan or an enameled cast iron casserole dish over medium-low heat
  7. Add the diced onion to the pan and saute until soft and fragrant about 4 minutes
  8. Add ginger, garlic and spices to the pan and saute for another minute
  9. Add tomato paste to the pan and saute for another minute
  10. Pour tomato sauce and coconut milk to the pan, mix thoroughly and increase the heat to medium-high until the sauce bubbles
  11. Reduce the heat to medium-low and allow the sauce to simmer for 5 minutes
  12. Combine arrowroot starch and water mixture in a small bowl until fully combined
  13. While stirring the sauce, slowly pour in the water and arrowroot starch mixture
  14. Allow the sauce to simmer for another minute until the sauce thickens
  15. Turn off heat and add baked meatballs to the pan. Toss the meatballs so that they are fully covered in the sauce
  16. Serve the meatballs immediately with zoodles or cauliflower rice or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days

Keywords: whole30, whole30 dinner, meatballs