Chicken Meatballs with Green Curry and Apples
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
35 mins
Total Time
45 mins

A one-pot Thai-inspired meal! These Chicken Meatballs with Green Curry and Apples are packed with delicious flavor and easy enough to make on a weeknight.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: apples, Chicken, green curry, meatballs
Servings: 4
Author: Rachel (littlechefbigappetite)
  • 1 lb. ground chicken*
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 Tablespoons whole wheat breadcrumbs**
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced and divided
  • 1 Tablespoon ginger, minced and divided
  • 3 Tablespoons green curry paste, divided
  • 2 teaspoons fish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped and divided
  • 2 Tablespoons basil, sliced and divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 can light coconut milk
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken stock
  • 1 green apple, diced
  • 1 lime, juiced
  1. In a large bowl, combine ground chicken, egg, green onions, breadcrumbs, 2 cloves garlic, 1/2 Tablespoon ginger, 1 Tablespoon green curry, fish sauce, sugar, half of the cilantro, half the basil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Stir gently to combine. Using wet hands, roll the mixture into 13-15 meatballs and set aside on a large plate.
  2. Heat a large pot over medium heat and add 1 Tablespoon of olive oil. Add the remaining garlic and ginger to the bottom of the pot and stir constantly for 30 seconds. Add the remaining 2 Tablespoons of green curry paste to the pot and stir for an additional 30 seconds. Add the chicken stock and coconut milk and bring to a simmer.
  3. Gently place the meatballs in the green curry sauce, cover the pot and simmer for 15 minutes. Remove the lid, stir the meatballs, and add the diced green apple to the pot. Cover the pot and simmer for an additional 15 minutes. Remove from heat, add the lime juice and remaining cilantro and basil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Serve with brown rice or rice noodles.

*Can substitute for ground turkey

**Can substitute for gluten-free breadcrumbs