General Tso's Chicken Meatballs

These were AMAZING!! Really authentic tasting, full of flavor and super simple to make. An absolute must try!



Serves: 4

Prep and cook time: 20-25 minutes

Nutrition: 306 calories, 21g fat, 2g net carbs (3g total), 34g protein

  • 1 lb ground chicken (could sub ground turkey if you want)

  • 2 tbsp minced or grated ginger

  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/4 cup almond flour

  • 1 egg

  • 1-2 tbsp avocado oil


  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil

  • 3 tbsp rice vinegar

  • 3 tbsp liquid aminos (or soy sauce or tamari)

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 3 tbsp monk fruit or other keto/low carb sweetener (can use honey if not keto/LC)

  • 1/2 tsp xanthan gum (or arrowroot)

  • 1/4 cup chopped scallions

  • dried chilies, seeds removed and chopped (the amount will depend on the size. If you have smaller chilies, you will need 4-5, I had large chilies, photo below, and only used one)


Combine ingredients for the meatballs in a large bowl and mix well with your hands to combine. Roll mixture into 20 even meatballs. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add 1 tbsp avocado oil. Place 1/2 of the meatballs in the pan and fry for 4 minutes on each side until all are crispy and cooked through. Repeat with the other half of the batch.

While you are frying the meatballs, combine all of the sauce ingredients, other than the scallions and the chilies, in a medium sauce pan. Stir well and cook over medium-high heat until it’s brought to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and add the scallions and chilies. Simmer for 5 minutes.


Once meatballs are done, add them to the sauce pot and carefully stir to evenly coat with the sauce. You may need to do this in two batches.

Remove from the pot and serve with cauliflower rice, regular rice or lettuce wraps with a sprinkle of sesame seeds.


Recipe by I Breathe I’m Hungry