Ginger Chicken Meatballs in Peanut Sauce


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Dinner, Chicken, Meatballs, Peanut, Bowls, Dressings & Sauces, Winter, Quick & Easy
This is a hearty meal packed with protein and lots of flavor! Ginger has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties and can help boost immunity. Pro tip: make extra meatballs and pop them in the freezer for adding a yummy protein source to future meals.
Course Dinner, Dressings & Sauces
Servings 4
Cuisine Asian



  • 1 ½ lb ground chicken
  • ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce or tamari
  • ½ teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 garlic clove grated or finely chopped
  • 1 1-inch piece of ginger (peeled and grated or finely chopped)
  • ½ bunch of fresh mint finely chopped
  • ½ bunch cilantro finely chopped (plus more for garnish)
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil for cooking


  • ½ can 8oz light coconut milk
  • ¼ cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • ½ cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 2 carrots sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 cup mushrooms sliced


  • Chopped peanuts
  • Fresh cilantro


  • Mix the meatball ingredients together in a large bowl.
  • Using clean hands or kitchen gloves, gently roll the mixture into medium meatballs.
  • Heat a large saucepan over medium high heat and add 2 tablespoons of oil to the pan.
  • Once the oil is heated, add the meatballs in a single layer into the pan and cook for about 2-3 minutes per side (until golden brown). Turn the meatballs using tongs until evenly browned. 
  • Remove the meatballs from the pan and hold in a warm place. 
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low and add in the coconut milk, peanut butter, chicken broth and curry powder. Whisk together and add the meatballs back in with carrots, red bell pepper, and mushrooms. 
  • Cover the pan and simmer on low for 15-20 minutes. The sauce will thicken as it cooks.
  • Serve over rice or your favorite grain. Garnish with peanuts and cilantro! 
  • Enjoy!
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