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3.67 from 12 votes

Thai Spiced Mini Chicken Meatballs

Paleo Chicken Meatballs. Delicious Thai spiced meatballs. Perfect as appetizers or with a main meal. (paelo and gluten free)
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 60 meatballs
Calories: 164.6kcal
Author: Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts
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  • 3 spring onions
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 3 cm piece ginger
  • 2 red chillies
  • small handful fresh coriander (stems and leaves)
  • zest of a lime
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 600 g chicken mince
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • Cut off the root and the very dark end of the spring onions. Then roughly chop them into 3-4 pieces each.
  • Add them to the food processor along with the garlic.
  • Slice or grate the ginger into the processor.
  • Cut the ends off the chillies and add them to the processor.
  • Blitz the mix until you have a roughly chopped mixture.
  • Add the coriander, lime zest and salt.
  • Blitz again until you have a finely chopped mixture.
  • Add the chicken mince and whizz until combined.
  • Fill a bowl with water and dip you hands in.
  • Remove about a teaspoon of the mixture and shape into a small ball.
  • Place the ball on a lined baking sheet and repeat. (and repeat......)
  • Once you have finished, heat the oil in a large frying pan and cook the meatballs in batches. Keep that pan on a medium high heat and cook them for 3-4 minutes, rolling them about the pan to cook on all sides and prevent them sticking or burning. After 3 minutes remove a ball and cut it open to check there is no pink.
  • Remove and enjoy with a side of sweet chilli sauce.


If serving these to paleo or gluten free friends please check your dipping sauce is appropriate.


Serving: 10meatballs | Calories: 164.6kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.8g | Protein: 18.1g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 80.4mg | Potassium: 11.1mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Vitamin C: 0.9mg | Calcium: 4mg
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