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These Orange Chicken Meatballs are perfect for a quick weeknight meal on top of cauliflower fried rice!

Orange Chicken Meatballs

  • Author: Kelsey
  • Yield: 3-4 servings 1x




  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • ¼ cup shredded carrots (roughly chopped)
  • ¼ cup finely chopped green beans
  • ¼ cup shredded cabbage (roughly chopped)
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup almond meal
  • 1 tablespoon coconut flour
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Orange Sauce

  • 1 cup orange juice
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ½ cup coconut aminos
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 pitted date, soaked in hot water to soften
  • 2 teaspoons arrowroot powder + 2 tablespoons cold water (combined)


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Place a small skillet over medium high heat and add in sesame oil.  Then add in carrots, green beans and cabbage and cook down just until softened, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl combine ground chicken, egg, almond meal, coconut flour, garlic powder, ground ginger, salt and pepper.  Then add in the veggie mixture and stir until combined.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and scoop chicken into balls on the pan.  Use a cookie or ice cream scoop to do this as the mixture will be too moist to roll in your hands. (It makes 12 balls)
  • Bake for about 18 minutes or until cooked through.
  • While meatballs are in the oven, combine orange juice, apple cider vinegar, coconut aminos, garlic powder, ground ginger and the date in a blender and blend on high until the date breaks down.
  • Powder the sauce mixture into a medium skillet over medium high heat and bring to a boil.  Once it is boiling, add in arrowroot & water mixture while whisking vigorously to combine.  This will thicken the sauce.  Lower the heat.
  • Once meatballs are done, transfer them from the baking sheet to the pan and coat them with the sauce.
  • Serve over Cauliflower Fried Rice!


  • I used bags of pre shredded carrots and cabbage!
  • If you want to eliminate a step and make it less sweet you can remove the date from the recipe and add all sauce ingredients straight into the pan instead of blending!