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Gluten Free Baked Sesame Chicken Meatballs

Baked Sesame Chicken Meatballs with Honey Sesame Sauce

  • Author: Chelsea at
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings (about 18 meatballs total) 1x
  • Category: Entree
  • Method: Baked


Tender baked sesame chicken meatballs with a sticky-sweet honey sesame sauce. Serve 'em up with cauliflower rice, white rice, or mashed sweet potatoes for a full meal!



For the Meatballs:

  • 1 1/2 lbs ground chicken
  • 1/8 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1/4 cup packed fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced (about 2 tablespoons)
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons almond flour
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons coconut aminos

For the Sauce:


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F and grease a large cast iron skillet with olive oil.
  2. Add ground chicken, chili flakes, chopped cilantro, minced garlic cloves, sesame seeds, salt, pepper, almond flour, and coconut aminos to a large bowl. Using your hands, work the meatball ingredients together until evenly mixed. Don’t overwork the meat or your meatballs may end up tough!
  3. Still using your hands, form the meat into roughly 18 golf ball-sized meatballs. Place meatballs into a large cast iron skillet. Set aside.
  4. Add honey, fish sauce, coconut aminos, tomato paste, rice vinegar, olive oil, and sesame seeds to a small bowl. Whisk until smooth. Pour the sauce over the meatballs in the skillet. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the meatballs are cooked through.
  5. Serve over cauliflower rice, white rice, or whatever veggies your heart desires. Leftover meatballs and sauce keep well in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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