Thai chicken meatballs that are better than any takeaway

Chicken Thai meatballs in a grey round bowl

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These little Thai meatballs are absolutely perfect for any occasion. Mid-week family dinner? Fancy party food idea? School lunch boxes? They've got you covered. Don't forget to pin the recipe! Enjoy!



500g organic or free-range chicken mince. I prefer using the thigh mince. 

1 free-range egg

1/2 cup gluten-free bread crumbs. (Read the post above for an idea if you don't have any on hand)

1 tsp lemongrass paste (grate the white part of the lemongrass on a fine grater)

2 cm of fresh ginger, grated

2 garlic cloves, minced

2-3 kafir leaves, finely chopped

1 tbsp fish sauce

1 tsp organic raw sugar

Olive oil for brushing

Lime and sweet chili sauce:

1/3 cup of store-bought good-quality sweet chili sauce

Freshly squeezed juice from 2 large limes

1 garlic clove minced


  1. Combine all the meatball ingredients in a bowl and chill in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat the oven to 200'C (400'F) and prepare a baking tray.
  3. Once the mix has cooled, spoon some mixture into a tablespoon and roll little balls between your hands. If the mixture is sticky, wet your hands a little in water. 
  4. Place the balls on a baking tray. Once all balls are rolled, brush them with some olive oil using a pastry brush.
  5. Bake the meatballs for 20-25 minutes.
  6. While your meatballs are cooking, prepare the lime and sweet chilli sauce by combining chilli sauce, lime juice and garlic. 
  7. Take the chicken meatballs out and serve! 

Keywords: Thai meatballs, chicken meatballs, chicken dinner