Chicken Meatballs with Ginger & Lemongrass

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
10 min 10 min 4
Chicken Meatballs with Ginger & Lemongrass
Health Highlights
Prep ahead and serve with your favourite side or as an appetizer.


500 gm Chicken, ground, lean
2 tbsp Panko bread crumbs (use gluten-free if desired)
1 tbsp Soy sauce
1 tbsp Fish sauce (asian fish sauce)
1 tbsp Lemongrass (only the white parts, minced)
1 tbsp Cilantro (coriander) (fresh, chopped)
1 1/2 tsp minced Ginger root
1 clove(s) Garlic (minced)
1 pinch Kosher salt (pinch)
1 dash Black pepper
1/4 cup Avocado oil
14 small leaf Lettuce, butterhead (Boston) (14 actual leaves)
4 green onion (stem) Green onion (thinly sliced (four green onions))
2 fruit Lime (2 limes, cut into wedges)


1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Lightly oil a baking sheet.


2. In a bowl, combine the chicken, bread crumbs, soy sauce, fish sauce, lemongrass, cilantro, ginger, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper and mix well. Roll into 1 inch balls.


3. Warm a large saute pan or frying pan over medium heat. Add the oil and heat until it appears to shimmer. Add the meatballs and saute, turning the meatballs to brown evenly on all sides, about 5 minutes total. Drain on paper towels. Transfer the meatballs to the prepared baking sheet and bake until cooked through 3 to 5 minutes.


4. Arrange the lettuce, green onions and limes on a platter. Server the meatballs on the side. To eat, simply drop a ball (or two) into a lettuce leaf, top with green onions, squeeze some lime juice, fold and enjoy!


Quick Tips:


Never eat poultry that is raw, or not cooked through. Internal temperature of chicken breast pieces should be 165F or 74C degrees.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 350
Calories from fat 216
Calories from saturated fat 35
Total Fat 24.0 g
Saturated Fat 3.9 g
Trans Fat 0
Polyunsaturated Fat 5.1 g
Monounsaturated Fat 17.2 g
Cholesterol 118 mg
Sodium 870 mg
Potassium 183 mg
Total Carbohydrate 8.0 g
Dietary Fiber 1.5 g
Sugars 1.3 g
Protein 26.2 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Fruit 0.5
Meat 1.4
Vegetables 0.4

Energy sources