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Paleo Chicken Marsala Meatballs

Yields1 ServingPrep Time15 minsCook Time20 minsTotal Time35 mins

Paleo Chicken Marsala Meatballs – paleo meatballs in a delicious creamy mushroom sauce. Serve over mashed cauliflower for the perfect paleo comfort food!

 1 tbsp avocado oil, (or cooking oil of choice)
 1 pound ground chicken
 ¼ cup almond flour
 1 large egg yolk
 1 clove garlic, minced
 ½ tsp onion powder
 ½ tsp salt
 ¼ tsp black pepper
 2 shallots, diced
 8 ounces baby bella mushrooms, sliced
 ½ tbsp balsamic vinegar
 juice of 1 lemon
 1 cup chicken broth
 ½ cup canned coconut milk
 1 tbsp arrowroot powder
 salt and pepper, to taste
 fresh parsley, for serving

In a large mixing bowl, mix together ground chicken, almond flour, egg yolk, garlic, onion powder, salt, and pepper until well combined. Using heaping tablespoonfuls of the mixture, shape into balls and place aside.


Heat avocado oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet. Brown meatballs on all sides and transfer to a plate.


Heat 1 tbsp of avocado oil over medium-heat heat in the same skillet. Add onions and cook, stirring, until they begin to soften. Add mushrooms and cook, continuing to stir, until the onions are translucent and the mushrooms have softed. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, just 30 seconds or so.


Add balsamic vinegar and lemon juice and use a wooden spoon to scrape up all the browned bits on the bottom of the pan. Stir in chicken broth and coconut milk. Add the meatballs and stir to combine. Bring to a simmer; cover and let cook until a meat thermometer reads 165F in the center of the meatballs, about 8 - 10 minutes.


In a small bowl, whisk together arrowroot powder and about a tablespoon of water. Whisk this into the sauce. Let cook until thickened, just another minute or 2. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


Sprinkle with fresh parsley before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving
Calories 420
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 28g44%

Saturated Fat 10g50%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 215mg72%
Sodium 710mg30%
Total Carbohydrate 12g4%

Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Sugars 4g
Protein 33g66%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.