Curry Chicken Meatballs

Curry Chicken Meatball Bowls

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Curry chicken meatballs in a curry ginger sauce served with coconut Jasmine rice and mango salsa.



Coconut Rice:

  • 2 cups water or unsalted chicken stock
  • ½ 15-ounce can full fat canned coconut milk
  • 1 cup Jasmine rice
  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt

 Curry Meatballs:

  • 1-pound ground chicken
  • 1 large egg
  • ⅓ cup Panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon curry powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

Curry Sauce:

  • 1 teaspoon oil
  • 1-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • ½ (15-ounce) can full fat coconut milk
  • 1 tablespoon red or green curry paste
  • 2 teaspoons low sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons honey

 Mango Salsa:

  • 1 medium mango, peeled and diced
  • ¼ cup fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
  • Zest and juice of 1 medium lime
  • Pinch coarse salt


To make the coconut rice:

  1. Pour the water or stock, coconut milk, rice and salt in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer.
  2. Reduce the heat to low, cover the saucepan and cook 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until liquid has absorbed and rice is al dente. Remove from the heat and set aside.

To make the curry meatballs:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Fit a baking sheet with a wire rack and coat with cooking spray.
  2. In a medium mixing bowl, mix together the meatball ingredients until thoroughly combined.
  3. Form into 2-inch meatballs and line on the prepared baking sheet, about 1-inch apart. Bake 12-15 minutes or until just set.

To make the curry sauce:

  1. In a large skillet or Dutch oven, heat oil to medium-low heat. Add the ginger and sauté 30-60 seconds or until fragrant.
  2. Stir in the coconut milk, curry paste, soy sauce and honey and bring to a simmer. Taste and add a pinch of salt, if necessary.
  3. Add the meatballs to the sauce and simmer about 5 minutes.

To make the mango salsa:

  1. In a small mixing bowl, mix together the mango, cilantro, lime and salt.

To assemble the bowls:

  1. Assemble bowls with rice, meatballs, sauce and mango salsa. Serve.


Subtitution Tip: Try with ground turkey, pork or beef instead of ground chicken.