Chicken Meatballs with Zesty Orange Sauce

  • 20 Mins

    Prep Time

  • 18 Mins

    Cook Time

  • 4


  • 378


  • 21g


  • 17g


  • 27g




  • – Meatballs –
  • 1 lb Ground Chicken
  • 1 Egg
  • ½ Cup Almond Flour
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • ¼ Tsp Black Pepper
  • – Zesty Orange Sauce –
  • 3 Oranges: Zest and Juice of 3 Oranges OR 1 cup orange juice (wash oranges before zesting)
  • ¼ Cup Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
  • 1 Tsp Sesame Oil
  • 1 Tsp Ground Ginger
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Powder
  • ¼ Tsp Crushed Red Pepper
  • EEggs:

    Mix 1 Tbsp chia seeds or ground flax seeds with 3 Tbsp hot water, set aside to thicken to egg white consistency. 3 ½ Tbsp of the mixture = 1 egg.

  • NNuts:

    Omit almond flour and use a cup-for-cup gluten-free flour alternative or whole wheat flour

  • GGluten:

    Replace soy sauce with tamari


  • 1.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

  • 2.

    Preheat Oven to 425°F Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • 3.

    Mix Ingredients to Form Meatballs To a large bowl, add the ground chicken, egg, almond flour, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper. Using clean hands, mix the ingredients together. When combined, form chicken mixture into approximately 16 meatballs using your hands or a cookie scoop.

  • 4.

    Bake Place on the prepared baking sheet. When complete, wash hands with soap and water. Bake meatballs for 18-20 minutes, or until cooked through.

  • 5.

    Prepare Sauce While the meatballs are baking, prepare the sauce. In a saucepan, combine the orange juice and zest, chili sauce, soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ground ginger, garlic powder and crushed red pepper. Bring to a boil, whisking occasionally, then reduce heat to low and simmer.

  • 6.

    Mix Meatballs into Sauce When the meatballs have finished baking, place in the sauce and stir gently to coat. Serve with rice and/or vegetables and enjoy!

  • 7.

    Wash Hands Wash hands with soap and water.

Recipe adapted from Chef Jen

Nourishment Notes


Chicken is a lean protein source and may provide your body with the building blocks it needs to build new and healthy cells.


Oranges are an excellent source of vitamin C and potassium. Potassium may help to lower the risk of heart disease, which is more common in women with multiple sclerosis.

Fatigue Buster

  • Orange Juice

    Instead of zesting and juicing oranges, simply use 1 cup orange juice.

  • Meatballs

    If making meatballs is too much work, purchase pre-made chicken meatballs and pair them with the zesty orange sauce.

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