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Sweet and Sour Chicken Meatballs

  • Author: Madeline
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3 Servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Bake and Saute
  • Cuisine: Asian American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Whole30 chicken meatballs in a sticky sweet and sour sauce




  • 1 lb ground chicken breast
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 2 tbsp ketchup
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

Sweet and Sour Sauce


  1. Preheat oven to 400F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Add meatball ingredients (ground chicken, egg, almond flour, 2 tbsp ketchup, salt and pepper to a large mixing bowl)
  3. Mix thoroughly and use a scoop or spoon to scoop eighteen 1 tbsp meatballs on to a baking sheet
  4. Bake at 400F for 15 minutes
  5. While the meatballs bake prepare a sauce by combining pineapple juice, coconut aminos, sesame oil, sriracha, and ketchup in a small bowl
  6. When the meatballs are almost finished cooking add the sauce to a frying pan and heat over medium-high heat until it bubbles
  7. Reduce to a simmer and simmer for 4 minutes
  8. Remove the meatballs from the oven
  9. Prepare a slurry of arrowroot starch and water to thicken the sauce
  10. Increase the heat of the sauce to medium-high and pour the slurry into the pan
  11. Mix vigorously to thicken the sauce and then reduce heat to low
  12. Toss the meatballs in the sauce until they are coated and then remove the pan from the heat
  13. Garnish with green onion and serve with rice or cauliflower rice

Keywords: sweet and sour chicken, sweet and sour chicken meatballs, whole30 chicken meatballs