Chicken Quinoa Meatballs with Soy Sesame Drizzle

Jump to recipe

Today, I am sharing a delicious meatball with a twist. I have never been a fan of ground beef, so… I always make meatballs with turkey, pork or chicken…and sometimes a mix of all three.  Since turkey and chicken tends to be fairly bland, I like to add various ingredients to create a tasty meatball. How about an Asian inspired chicken quinoa meatball? I like this recipe so much that these meatballs were  my  lunch AND dinner yesterday! 🙂


If you are looking for more low FODMAP meatball inspirations, you might like my buffalo chicken meatball recipe, found here or my baked chicken parmesan meatballs, found here.

Today’s meatball is infused with Asian flavors with hints of ginger, soy sauce and sesame oil. Instead of breadcrumbs, cooked quinoa adds a welcomed texture and a fiber, magnesium and protein boost.

Quinoa takes very little time to cook–but if you want to skimp on prep time then purchase a plain pre-cooked quinoa. (Trader Joe’s carries this in the freezer section.)

chicken-quinoa-meatballsThese meatballs are a perfect party appetizer or can be enjoyed as a main dish served along side a kale salad, sautéed green beans or a veggie stir fry. I hope you enjoy!

5 replies on “Chicken Quinoa Meatballs with Soy Sesame Drizzle

  • Lisa G

    In the days before my motility problems I made Asian meatballs. Just yesterday I was considering pulling out that recipe to try and revamp it into a low FODMAPS version. But you have saved me the trouble. I look forward to trying this soon. My recipe had me sautéing the meatballs; which is a stickyish time consuming mess with poultry. I’m delighted you have directions for baking the meatballs!

  • s

    Hi Kate,

    I’m a little confused about whole soybeans. On your blog and lists it looks like whole soybeans should definitely be avoided, but on the Monash ap and in some of their recipes, edamame has a green light. Can you clarify?

    Thanks so much 🙂

Comments are closed.