Basil Chicken Meatballs with Caramelized Lemon & Grapes

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This Whole30 has been a little different because I’m doing it within the confines of the already strict Autoimmune Protocol, with only eggs reintroduced so far. I have really had to dig deep to keep things interesting, and curb my cravings… especially since I made those AIP empanadas. No shame in my game. I have totally had empanada dreams.

Tonight’s dinner was so refreshing, fun & really just so visually appealing- it cheered me up and breathed new life in to week one of my January Whole30. Best part of this meal, it’s a part of the “one skillet wonder” club! Make sure to use a stove to oven safe skillet. I use my All-Clad, but cast iron would work great too.

 

Basil Chicken Meatballs with Caramelized Lemon & Grapes
Yields 4
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Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
Cook Time
30 min
Total Time
45 min
361 calories
17 g
168 g
21 g
29 g
5 g
225 g
695 g
12 g
0 g
14 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
225g
Yields
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 361
Calories from Fat 188
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g
32%
Saturated Fat 5g
25%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 168mg
56%
Sodium 695mg
29%
Total Carbohydrates 17g
6%
Dietary Fiber 2g
6%
Sugars 12g
Protein 29g
Vitamin A
3%
Vitamin C
14%
Calcium
5%
Iron
15%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1lb ground chicken
  2. 2 garlic cloves
  3. 2 sprigs basil
  4. 1/2 lemon
  5. 1 tsp turmeric
  6. 1 tsp salt
  7. 1 tsp pepper
  8. 1 egg
  9. 2 tsp coconut flour
  10. 2 cups green grapes
  11. 2 tbsp olive oil
Instructions
  1. Pre- heat oven to 400F.
  2. Dice the onion, mince garlic, chop the basil & slice your lemon in to thin wedges.
  3. Do not mix your diced veggies.
  4. Heat olive oil in your skillet on medium heat, add in onion and lemon- stir occasionally until tender, aprx 8 minutes.
  5. In the meantime mix: garlic, turmeric, salt, pepper & ground chicken.
  6. Once well combined, add in an egg and the coconut flour.
  7. After well combined, shape in to 4 large meatballs.
  8. Add meatballs to the skillet, evenly spaced apart.
  9. Add grapes & place skillet in the oven.
  10. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  11. *You can also add other veggies to the skillet to beef up the meal, asparagus, yellow squash, sweet potato etc!
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calories
361
fat
21g
protein
29g
carbs
17g
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