Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs - Nourished By Nutrition Print

Teriyaki Turkey Meatballs

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These flavorful teriyaki turkey meatballs are made on the stove top and paired with rice and broccoli for a delicious weeknight dinner that comes together in under 30 minutes.


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1 lb ground turkey or chicken
1 egg
1/3 cup almond flour or gluten-free breadcrumbs
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tbsp freshly grated ginger (or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger)
3 tbsp chopped green onions
1 tbsp coconut aminos
1 tsp Kosher salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
12 tbsp avocado oil


1/2 cup coconut aminos (if subbing with soy sauce, use only 1/3 cup)
1/2 cup chicken bone broth, plus 2 tbsp
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tbsp arrowroot starch or cornstarch
3 tbsp honey
3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 tsp fresh minced ginger (or 1/2 tsp ground ginger)
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes


1 head broccoli cut into florets
Prepared rice in bone broth


In a large bowl, combine the meatball ingredients. Mix until well combined. Roll into 1-inch meatballs.

Heat the avocado oil in a stainless steel skillet over medium heat. Add the meatballs in a single layer and brown the meatballs on two sides until golden brown; 2 to 3 minutes per side. Set the browned meatballs on a clean plate.

Wipe down the fry pan and add the chopped broccoli and 2 tbsp water. Place the lid on the pan and let it sit for 2-3 minutes until crisp-tender. Set the broccoli aside on a clean plate.

Meanwhile, combine the coconut aminos, 1/2 cup broth, honey, rice vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, and crushed red pepper flakes. Whisk until well combined. Add to the fry pan and bring to a simmer. In a small bowl, whisk together the remaining 2 tablespoons of chicken broth along with the cornstarch/arrowroot. While gently stirring, stir the slurry into the sauce.

Nestle the meatballs back into the sauce, cover and cook until the meatballs are just cooked through, about 6-8 minutes. Add in the broccoli and toss to coat in the warm sauce. Let simmer until the sauce thickens, about 2 more minutes. Serve over rice and enjoy!