Chicken & Bacon Meatballs

My fabulous friend Jac sent me this recipe from PaleOmg (who I LOVE) for these curry beef meatballs. They looked delicious but I didn’t have beef, or the patience to read the recipe, so off I went on a tangent. Here’s what happened. High in protein, low in carbohydrates and packing the punch of amazing health benefits from all of the wonderful spices, not to mention being a taste sensation. Thanks for the inspiration Jac & of course PaleOMG- you need to go to her blog. You’ll laugh so hard you’ll probably pee…. Oh she makes great food too.

200g organic bacon, diced (chorizo would work well instead)
1kg chicken, minced
1 tbs coconut oil
1 onion, finely diced
1 tbs curry powder
1 tbs garam Marsala
1 heaped tsp cinnamon
500ml coconut cream
2 big handfuls finely shredded kale (optional)

In a dry pan add the curry powder, garam marsala & cinnamon and cook on a low-med heat until spices are fragrant (about 2-3 mins should do). Pop spices into a bowl with the coconut cream and mix well. Put aside.

Into the same pan add the coconut oil, bacon & onion & cook until the onion is translucent. While this is happening, roll your minced chicken into balls (I did big ones because I am lazy but any size will do) and pop into the pan with the bacon & onion and brown the meatballs on all sides. Pour over the coconut & spices sauce & add the shredded kale. Turn down to a low heat and allow to simmer for about 10-15 mins, turning the meatballs occasionally. We served ours with some zucchini noodles but cauliflower rice would be awesome too!!


12 thoughts on “Chicken & Bacon Meatballs

  1. Do you reckon these would work well with skippy mince as well Shan, or would the flavour of the meat be too much for the sauce?

  2. Hmmmm Ruth, the original recipe I saw called for beef so think you could definitely sub in roo! Let me know how it goes! Mmmmm curried roo. I think I like what you’re putting down there!

  3. Will give it a go and let you know! Gives me a chance to play with my vege curler thingy too. πŸ™‚

  4. Vege curler things are freaking brilliant things- should probably actually be called that too πŸ˜‰

  5. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ thanks

  6. Sophie33 says:

    That’s a great & tasty idea to combine bacon with chicken! And to make them into giant balls: what a yummy idea too!

  7. More balls Sophie πŸ˜‰

  8. Louisa Crosby says:

    Very tasty! Will be making again πŸ™‚

  9. syntk says:

    Chicken and bacon! Great idea! Much healthier than your typical “Swedish Meatball” and looks like less work, too!

  10. These were definitely easy! You could sneak a few more veggies in too πŸ˜‰

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