Thai Red Curry Chicken Meatballs

Thai Red Curry Chicken Meatballs. A quick weeknight dinner that takes less than 30 minutes to make.

Thai Red Curry Chicken Meatballs

I can’t get enough of curry. In soups, chicken, or with vegetables. There’s something about a nice warm curry on a cold day.

These meatballs are delicious on their own but the Thai Curry sauce makes them amazing. A quick homemade meatball baked and browned in the oven served with a creamy red curry sauce.

Serve the meatballs with white rice for a quick dinner or by itself as an easy appetizer.

Thai Red Curry Chicken Meatballs Recipe

These meatballs have all of the fresh, spicy and sweet flavors of Thai Curry. Customize the spiciness by adding more or less red curry paste.

The homemade baked meatballs are made of garlic, ginger, cilantro and panko breadcrumbs. Super juicy and filled with fresh ginger, garlic and cilantro.

Thai Chicken Meatballs

This curry isn’t loaded with calories either. I used ground chicken and baked the meatballs instead of sauteing them in tons of oil. Add some veggies to make this an even healthier meal. Bok choy, green beans, or bell peppers would go great in this.

These meatballs are extremely easy to make. While the meatballs are cooking I make the sauce.

This recipe makes a total of 12 large meatballs. You can make them a little bit smaller for appetizers and get about 16 meatballs total.

Thai Curry Chicken Meatballs

Curry dishes aren’t just for take out! Give these Thai Curry Chicken Meatballs a try for a quick weeknight meal!

Thai Red Curry Meatballs

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Thai Red Curry Chicken Meatballs

4.94 from 16 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Thai Red Curry Chicken Meatballs A quick weeknight dinner that takes less than 30 minutes to make.


Thai Red Curry Chicken Meatballs

  • 16 ounces ground chicken
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger minced
  • 1 whole egg
  • teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon pepper
  • teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro chopped

Thai curry sauce

  • ½ tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon ginger minced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1-2 tablespoons concentrated red curry paste depending on how spicy you want the sauce to be
  • 3/4 cup coconut milk
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro chopped
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice


Thai Curry Chicken Meatballs

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Lightly grease a baking sheet with oil.
  3. In a large bowl add all of the meatball ingredients. Mix to combine. Make sure not to over mix.
  4. Portion out 12 large meatballs. (Working with slightly wet hands helps the meatballs from sticking to your hands.)
  5. Place meatballs on the oiled baking sheet and cook for 15-20 minutes or until caramelized on the outside and cooked through. Make sure to flip half way through cooking.
  6. Take out of the oven and toss the cooked meatballs in the Thai Red Curry Sauce.
  7. Garnish with extra cilantro if desired. Serve immediately.
  8. Note: If you are freezing the meatballs do not toss with sauce until ready to serve.

Thai curry sauce

  1. Heat oil in small saucepan.
  2. Add garlic and ginger and cook for 1 minute.
  3. Add in curry paste and cook for an additional minute.
  4. Whisk in coconut milk and continue whisking until thick. Take off the heat.
  5. Stir in Sriracha, pepper, salt, red pepper flakes, cilantro, and lime juice.
  6. Set aside until ready to toss with meatballs.

Recipe Notes

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Nutrition Facts
Thai Red Curry Chicken Meatballs
Amount Per Serving
Calories 318 Calories from Fat 198
% Daily Value*
Fat 22g34%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 138mg46%
Sodium 319mg14%
Potassium 715mg20%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 687IU14%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 45mg5%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Thai
Keyword: firecracker chicken meatballs, Fresh Ginger, Fresh Lime, Red Curry, Spicy Thai




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  • Curry is also one of my favorite spices! They just opened up a Thai restaurant near my work and – no word of a joke – I’ve been there everyday this week for lunch. I can’t wait to try this recipe! Pinned 🙂

  • These look so incredibly good Kelley! I think this will be the recipe I choose to introduce my kids to curry. I haven’t had it in so long because I’ve been waiting for something that I was sure they’d like too. This is it! By the way, this shot is beautiful! Great job.

  • These curry chicken meatballs look soooo yummy! Plus, the sauce sounds delicious! I would love to try these, awesome recipe!

  • Paula

    I made these last night for us to have for dinner tonight. It was smelling divine in my kitchen last night, let me tell you!! I can’t wait for dinner!! So incredibly easy to make, too!! Now to figure out the nutritional values!! Thanks for the recipe!!

  • DC

    Can these meatballs be frozen? Do you think the sauce could be frozen separately?

    • Hi!

      Yes to both! The meatballs can be frozen. I think that they should be frozen separately as well.

      Thank you!


  • Wow these and that sauce look amazing! I bought some ground chicken because it was so cheap but didn’t know what I was going to do with it. My kids love curry so this may be a winner.

  • Patti MacIntyre

    These meatballs are excellent. I used shredded zucchini instead of the bread crumbs. I did the entire dish on the stove top in my cast iron fry pan .

  • Leni

    Made these a few days ago and they were a hit ! I added some baby bok choy at the end to the sauce and it was AMAZING ! The dish looks exactly like the picture 🙂 Pour over white scented rice and enjoy !

  • Birgit

    I have made these these as appies a few times, always with rave reviews. One guest even grabbed some crusty bread after the meatballs were gone and stopped up the sauce. I,m trying it tonight with some stir fried veggies over rice. Can,t hardly wait….YUMMY

  • Elizabeth

    I made this last night and it was amazing. The only thing I changed was I added some of the red curry paste to the meatballs and mixed it in before forming them. It was amazing. I chopped up red and green bell peppers along with some zucchini and squash in small chunks and threw them into the sauce. ??

  • Leslie

    I liked the look of these meatballs so much that I had to try this dish out. I followed the recipe till completion the aroma was amazing the taste not so great for me.
    I have not given up though, tonight will be my second attempt this time I will cut back on the breadcrumbs, add more lemon,coriander ,red curry paste, also the rind of lemon.
    I’m also going to chop up fine a couple of rashes of bacon and mix it into the chicken before forming the balls.
    I’m hoping tonight my tastebuds are going to have an avalanche of pleasant flavours.

  • Yvonne

    I made a huge batch of these. They are super good. My only question is, how do I get the sauce to thicken? I whisked and whisked and it never got thick. This didn’t stop me from enjoying it, by the way!

    • Hi Fran,

      You can use cashew milk, almond milk and some greek yogurt to thicken it up.

      Hope that helps!


    • Betty Bogda

      I was worried too, but it finally thicken for me. Keep whisking! Prob about 10 minutes.

  • Birgit

    I’ve made these a few times as appies for pot lucks. The last time I made them one of the guests sopped up the last few drops of the sauce with some bread. He couldn’t get enough of it. Today I made a double batch, half for our poker night and half for dinner tomorrow. I will serve it over rice. This is soon yummy a definite hit each time I make it

  • Birgit

    I’ve made these a few times as appies for pot lucks. The last time I made them one of the guests sopped up the last few drops of the sauce with some bread. He couldn’t get enough of it. Today I made a double batch, half for our poker night and half for dinner tomorrow. I will serve it over rice. This is soo yummy a definite hit each time I make it

  • Zara H

    Thanks for the recipe! Made it the other night on a weeknight and my boyfriend and I really loved it. We couldn’t get the browned meatballs you had in your picture without finishing them in a pan after they came out of the oven, but they were very tender and flavorful! We did the sauce separately/sparingly and it was still very good.

    Great for weekday lunches! My boyfriend asked if I can make it again!

  • Tracey

    WOW! Made these for the first time tonight. I saw the recipe and just knew this would be delish. It surpassed expectations! The recipe uses a lot of items that you can just stock in your cabinet, and what makes it so easy is that you use the same ingredients between the meatballs and the sauce. These will definitely become a staple!