Butter Chicken Meatballs
Tender chicken meatballs in a dreamy tomato curry sauce that will have everyone licking their plates clean!
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
- 1 lb ground chicken
- 2 medium carrots sliced
- ¼ cup red onion diced
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 2 t olive oil
- 1 t salt
- ¼-½ cup cilantro chopped, depending on preference
- 3 tablespoons butter or coconut oil for dairy free
- 1 yellow onion diced
- 1 jalapeno finely diced
- 4 cloves garlic minced
- 2 t salt
- 2 T chili powder
- 1 ½ t cumin
- 1 t turmeric
- 1 t ground ginger
- ¼ t cinnamon
- ¼ t ground pepper
- ¼ t cayenne pepper
- 2 T lemon juice
- 1 6- oz can tomato paste
- 1 14.5 oz can tomato sauce
- 1 14 oz can coconut milk full fat
- Toppings- cilantro lime wedges, plain greek yogurt/sour cream
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees, and line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
Place your ground chicken in a large mixing bowl.
Add your carrots, red onion, and garlic to a food processor or blender. Pulse until everything is finely diced, but not mushy.
Heat the olive oil in a large saute pan on medium high heat. Add your pulsed veggies, along with the salt, and saute for 5-6 minutes, until softened.
Add the veggies, along with your desired amount of cilantro (I like the full ½ cup amount!) to your ground chicken and mix well.
Shape into 2” balls and space evenly on your prepared baking sheet. Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until cooked through with an internal temperature of 165 degrees F.
Heat your butter (or coconut oiin a cast iron pot or stock pot over medium high heat.
Saute your onion for 3-4 minutes, then add in your jalapeno and garlic. Season with salt, then saute for about 4 minutes more.
Add in your spices, and saute for about 1 minute, until fragrant and well combined.
Stir in the lemon juice, tomato paste and sauce, and coconut milk. Bring to a boil, then drop the heat to low to simmer.
Carefully stir in your cooked meatballs, and simmer for 5-8 minutes. Serve over rice, and garnish with toppings of your choice. Also great with roasted vegetables!