Whole30 Chicken Meatballs and Cauliflower Rice with Coconut-Herb Sauce
Whole30 Chicken Meatballs and Cauliflower Rice with Coconut-Herb Sauce
Photo: Liz Andrew/Styling: Erin McDowell

Few things are as satisfying as juicy, tender meatballs. They put all of our cravings to rest because, well, they’re usually an indulgence. So we created a leaner dish that doesn’t sacrifice any flavor: Whole30 chicken meatballs and cauliflower rice with creamy coconut-herb sauce. Sound like a mouthful? That’s because it is, in the best way possible.

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4 servings


Nonstick spray

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

½ red onion

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 pound ground chicken

¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

¾ teaspoon kosher salt

½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


One 14-ounce can coconut milk

1¼ cups chopped fresh parsley, divided

4 scallions, roughly chopped

1 garlic clove, peeled and smashed

Zest and juice of 1 lemon

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Red pepper flakes, for serving

1 recipe Cauliflower Rice

1. Make the Meatballs: Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray it with nonstick spray.

2. In a medium skillet pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onion and sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.

3. Transfer the onion and garlic to a medium bowl and cool slightly. Stir in the chicken, parsley and mustard; season with salt and pepper. Form the mixture into 2 tablespoon-size balls and transfer to the baking sheet.

4. Bake the meatballs until firm and fully cooked, 17 to 20 minutes.

5. Make the Sauce: In the bowl of a food processor, combine the coconut milk, parsley, scallions, garlic, lemon zest and lemon juice and process until smooth; season with salt and pepper.

6. Top the meatballs with the red pepper flakes and the remaining parsley. Serve over the cauliflower rice with the sauce.


205 calories

13g fat

3g carbs

20g protein

1g sugars


206 calories

25g fat

14g carbs

6g protein

3g sugars


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