Gluten-Free Asian Meatballs Recipe

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Gluten-Free Asian Meatballs Recipe just like take out – made with lean chicken, water chestnuts, sesame oil, ginger, green onions, tamari and coriander. Then, smothered in an Asian inspired tasty sauce. So much goodness in these meatballs, I especially love the crunchy texture of the chestnuts. And no eggs!

The easiest gluten-free Asian meatball recipe!

To make the meatballs, all you do is, place all the ingredients into a food processor and mix. Then, form the mixture into small balls and bake for 35 minutes. While the meatballs are in the oven, prepare the sauce. Again, super easy! Place sauce ingredients into a large saucepan and cook until the sauce thickens, merely two minutes. Now add the cooked meatballs and coat with the sauce. That’s it!! One of the easiest meatball recipes! I would like to add that they are also egg-free. I know some of you are sensitive to eggs, so this would be a good recipe for you!

The best way to serve these gluten-free Asian meatballs is as a hot appetizer. Just add toothpicks, scatter some sliced green onions over top and you are done. I also like to serve these delicious meaty morsels over rice or steamed veggies. They make a wonderful casual meal for any day of the week, especially Friday nights.

Love take out food? Check out the Monday Night Spicy Soba Noodles or Gluten-Free Sticky Garlic Noodles

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. lean ground chicken
  • 1 can (8 oz.) sliced water chestnut packed in water, drained
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 green onions, use only white part, sliced. Save the green part for garnish
  • 2 Tbsp. GF tamari sauce
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 1 Tbsp. minced ginger
  • ½ tsp. GF ground coriander
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • FOR THE SAUCE
  • ¼ cup GF tamari sauce
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tsp. sesame oil
  • 2 tsp. pure maple syrup or raw honey
  • 1 tsp. GF sriracha hot chilli sauce (optional, if you like spicy)
  • 1 tsp. GF tapioca starch
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    Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 F and line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper
  • For the meatballs, place all the ingredients into a food processor and pulse until combined. Do not overmix, the chestnuts should be chopped into small chunks
  • Roll the meat mixture into balls about the size of walnuts and place on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 35 minutes
  • While the meatballs are cooking, add all the sauce ingredients into a large saucepan and cook over medium heat until the sauce starts to thicken. Add the meatballs to the saucepan and coat with the sauce. Serve hot


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