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

4.84 from 18 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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