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Spicy Baked Chicken Meatballs

These Gluten-free, Baked, Spicy Chicken Meatballs are so easy to make and are delicious dipped in your favorite sauce or dropped into a curry.

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The best plate of spaghetti and meatballs I ever had was a few years ago at a friend’s home. It was such a simple meal. No salad or sides. No fancy dishes. Just one large pot of perfectly cooked spaghetti and an equally large pot of deliciously spiced meatballs swimming in one heck of a scrumptious sauce.

I’m not a huge beef eater so for a second I contemplated only serving some spaghetti and some sauce onto my plate. But, that ladle of sauce I plopped onto my plate of spaghetti had a small stray piece of a meatball in it. 

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One taste and I was hooked. I ended up devouring almost 4 large meatballs that night. When I asked my friend for the recipe, his measurements (much like my mom’s) included a “pinch”, a “drizzle”, and a “handful”.

Needless to say, I never tried to recreate those meatballs. I didn’t want to ruin my memory of them.

Photo of Making Gluten Free Spicy Herbed Chicken Meatballs

But, over the years I have tried my hand at making a wide variety of turkey, chicken and veggie balls. Some of them, like these Cheese Stuffed Turkey Balls and these Meatless Veggie Balls, I have shared here. And today I have these Spicy Baked Chicken Meatballs to share.

This is such a simple recipe. A dump-all-the-ingredients-together-and-mix-and-bake kinda recipe. My daughter and I enjoy these Spicy Baked Chicken Meatballs on those nights when we are out of pre-prepped meals like this Garlic Pumpkin Soup as these Spicy Baked Chicken Meatballs are so easy and quick to whip up. 

Photo of Spicy Chicken Meatballs For Easy Holiday Snacking

You probably have most or all of these ingredients hanging out in your pantry and refrigerator.

What makes these Spicy Baked Chicken Meatballs So Delicious…

The only time consuming thing I did was to grate the onion and ginger just so it was more evenly distributed throughout the meatballs. Also, as I wanted to keep these Spicy Baked Chicken Meatballs small and bite-sized, I didn’t want large chunks of onion or ginger sticking out.

And, I found that spraying these chicken meatballs lightly with some cooking oil spray before baking and immediately after they are pulled out of the oven, keeps them so juicy!

Photo of Delicious Easy Spicy Baked Chicken Meatballs

Much like the Italians enjoy their version of meatballs or “polpettes”, my daughter and I enjoy these Spicy Baked Chicken Meatballs sans spaghetti.

Sometimes we dunk them in some Sweet Chili Sauce or Pumpkin Chili Sauce or serve them in a bowl of Roasted Red Pepper Dip/marinade with some sauteed onions and garlic – like I have done here. 

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Image of these Perfect for the holidays, these Gluten-free, Spicy Chicken Meatballs are so easy to make and are delicious dipped in your favorite sauce or dropped into a curry.
Image of Gluten-free, Baked, Spicy Chicken Meatballs are so easy to make and are delicious dipped in your favorite sauce or dropped into a curry.

Spicy Baked Chicken Meatballs

Yield: 40 chicken meatballs
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes

These Gluten-free, Baked, Spicy Chicken Meatballs are so easy to make and are delicious dipped in your favorite sauce or dropped into a curry.

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup almond meal
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley chopped
  • 1 tsp grated, fresh ginger
  • 1/2 onion grated
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Cooking oil spray

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 385 degrees F
  2. Add chicken, almond meal, parsley, grated ginger, grated onion, coriander, cumin, turmeric, smoked paprika, chili powder, and cayenne pepper to a large bowl and simply mix all the ingredients together using a wooden spoon or your hands.
  3. When well mixed, grab spoonfuls and roll into balls.
  4. Place chicken balls on a parchment or silpat lined baking tray, lightly spray chicken balls with cooking oil spray and place in preheated oven. Bake at 385 for 25-30 minutes or until golden.
  5. Remove chicken balls from oven, lightly spray with cooking oil spray again and enjoy with your favorite sauce or in a curry.

Notes

I grated my onion and ginger so they would mix well and be evenly distributed throughout the chicken meatballs - but feel free to dice them extra fine, if you prefer.


Nutrition Information
Yield 40 chicken meatballs Serving Size nutrition info is per 1 chicken meatball
Amount Per Serving Calories 31Total Fat 1.5gSaturated Fat 0.3gCholesterol 11mgCarbohydrates 0.6gFiber 0.3gSugar 0.1gProtein 3.8g

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angiesrecipes

Wednesday 28th of November 2018

Great flavours! They would make a great salad topper :-)

Kelsie | the itsy-bitsy kitchen

Tuesday 27th of November 2018

My family has a Swedish meatball recipe that's always a hit and I serve it for almost every get-together I host. But I think I'm going to serve these meatballs next time--not only do they sound great, but I love that they're easier. The family recipe takes FOREVER to make. . .Happy Tuesday, Shashi!

Dawn - Girl Heart Food

Tuesday 27th of November 2018

I do love a good meatball and often have beef or turkey, but chicken is a lovely mix up! Love that they have lots of spice in there, especially smoked paprika (so yummy) and that they're on the healthier side...that means I have no problem eating my fair share ;) Delish, Shashi!

Molly

Tuesday 27th of November 2018

Yum. I've made turkey meatballs before but never chicken. Thanks for posting.

Annissa

Tuesday 27th of November 2018

Amazing meatball recipe! Looks so delicious and flavorful!