Chicken Curry Meatballs with Coconut Vindaloo Sauce

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Chicken Curry Meatballs are cooked in a flavorful Indian Coconut Vindaloo Sauce in this delicious and simple gluten free recipe!

Chicken Curry Meatballs with Coconut Vindaloo Sauce

Today I’m introducing my first recipe on the blog with vindaloo curry.

If you haven’t had Vindaloo before, it’s a spicy Indian curry dish, that is typically served with chicken, lamb or pork.

Vindaloo Chicken Curry Meatballs

I used vindaloo seasoning in both the chicken meatballs and sauce for this recipe. The seasoning adds a little bit of spice and so much flavor!

Chicken Curry Meatballs in Vindaloo Sauce

Fun fact of the day, The Ramones sing about chicken vindaloo in their song “I Just Want To Have Something To Do”.

Joey Ramone also references chicken vindaloo when introducing the song “I Wanna Be Well” on the 1979 It’s Alive album.  Thanks Wikipedia for this chicken vindaloo fun fact!

Chicken Curry Meatballs Ingredients

Chicken Curry Meatballs Ingredients

Indian Coconut Vindaloo Sauce Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 red onion (chopped)
  • 3 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 tbsp vindaloo seasoning
  • 2 cups coconut milk

To prepare the meatballs, combine the ground chicken, vindaloo seasoning and fresh cilantro in a large bowl.

Chicken Curry Meatball Recipe

Shape into 12 “golf ball-sized” meatballs.

Chicken Curry Meatball Recipe

Add the olive oil to a large sauce pan over medium heat. Add the red onion, saute 4-5 minutes, then add the garlic.

Indian Coconut Vindaloo Sauce Recipe

Sauté for 1 minute, then add the vindaloo seasoning.

Indian Coconut Vindaloo Sauce Recipe

Add the coconut milk, lower the heat and allow the sauce to simmer for 10 minutes.

Indian Coconut Vindaloo Sauce Recipe

Add the meatballs to the sauce.

Indian Coconut Vindaloo Sauce Recipe

Cover and cook 20-25 minutes.

Indian Coconut Vindaloo Sauce Recipe

Serve the meatballs over rice or couscous, or with Naan flatbread.

Indian Chicken Curry Meatballs in Vindaloo Sauce

I served mine over cilantro lime couscous and with a side of Naan, because I like options!

Chicken Curry Meatballs over Cilantro Couscous

The couscous was a nice, light option under the chicken meatballs, but I loved dipping the Naan in the vindaloo sauce to soak it all up, yummy!

Gluten Free Chicken Curry Meatballs

Chicken Meatballs with Vindaloo Curry Sauce
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Chicken Curry Meatballs with Coconut Vindaloo Sauce

Chicken Curry Meatballs are cooked in a flavorful Indian Coconut Vindaloo Sauce in this delicious and simple gluten free recipe!

Course Main Course
Cuisine Indian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 445 kcal

Ingredients

Chicken Curry Meatballs

Indian Coconut Vindaloo Sauce

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup red onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp vindaloo seasoning
  • 2 cups coconut milk

Instructions

Chicken Curry Meatballs

  1. Combine the ground chicken, vindaloo seasoning and fresh cilantro in a large bowl.

  2. Shape into 12 golf ball-sized meatballs.

Indian Coconut Vindaloo Sauce

  1. Add the olive oil to a large sauce pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the red onion, saute 4-5 minutes, then add the garlic.
  3. Sauté for 1 minute, then add the vindaloo seasoning.
  4. Add the coconut milk, lower the heat and allow the sauce to simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Add the meatballs to the sauce.
  6. Cover and cook 20-25 minutes.
  7. Serve the meatballs over rice or couscous, or with Naan flatbread.