Low FODMAP Sesame Ginger Chicken Meatballs

Posted on June 18, 2021

Who doesn’t love a good meatball? Delicious bites, perfect to serve as an appetiser or a main dish. These meatballs are packed with flavour and make a great weeknight dinner in under 30 minutes! These Sesame Ginger Chicken Meatballs are Low FODMAP.

Quick and flavourful meatballs are delicious as an appetiser, in lettuce wraps, or served over steamed rice. A great weeknight meal!

For that garlic and onion flavour, without the high FODMAP fructans from actually onion and garlic, add the Cobram Estate Garlic and Onion Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Low FODMAP Sesame Ginger Chicken Meatballs

Serves 4


Cobram Estate Garlic and Onion Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil
• 1 Pound (450g) Ground Chicken
• 1/2 Cup Orgran Rice Crispi Bread Crumbs
• 1/3 Cup Spring Onions (green parts only) chopped
• 1-2 Tbsp Chopped Cilantro (Optional)
• 3 Tbsp Fresh Grated Ginger
• 1 Large Egg
• 3 tsp Sesame Oil toasted
• 2 tsp San-J Tamari Soy Sauce
• 1/4 tsp Ground Pepper black or white
• 1/2 tsp Chilli seeds

Sesame Ginger Sauce
• 1/3 Cup San-J Tamari Soy Sauce
• 1 Tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar
• 1.5 tsp Fresh Grated Ginger
• 1 tsp Sesame Oil toasted
• 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup
• 2 tsp Corn Starch
• 1 Tbsp Cold Water

• Sesame Seeds
• Spring Onions, green parts only, finely sliced


1. Preheat oven to 450°F / 230°C.
2. Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper (or brush it with oil) and set aside.
3. In a large bowl combine all the meatball ingredients and mix until evenly combined.
4. Form into 1 1/2 inch (3-4cm) meatballs and place on prepared baking sheet.
5. Lightly brush the meatballs with oil (this helps with browning as the chicken is lean and does not contain a lot of fat like pork or beef).
6. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until browned and cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F / 74°C.
7. While the meatballs cook prepare the sauce; heat a large sauté over medium heat add in low sodium tamari, rice wine vinegar, ginger, sesame oil, and maple syrup, whisk well and bring to a simmer.
8. Mix corn starch and cold water to make a slurry, add to the sauté pan and bring to a boil, whisk until thickened and reduce heat back down to a simmer.
9. Add meatballs and toss to coat well.
10. Serve in lettuce cups or over steamed rice, with cucumbers and top with sesame seeds and additional green parts of spring onions.

Recipe by Jenny Passione, RD at Olive Lane Culinary Nutrition


Cobram Estate Garlic and Onion Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Cobram Estate Garlic and Onion Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil is available from Woolworths supermarkets in Australia.  Cobram Estate Garlic & Onion Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil is crafted from olives grown in Australia’s leading groves on the banks of the Murray River. Each season, selected olives are harvested and crushed within hours to produce the freshest and finest Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Palate – Distinctive yet delicate garlic and onion aromas and flavours linger on the palate.
Aroma – This delicious fusion is full-bodied, FODMAP Friendly, convenient and a healthy choice with an uncompromising taste. This succulent fusion of extra virgin olive oil, sweet, aromatic roasted onion and distinctive garlic will bring a burst of flavour to sautés, marinades, past sauces, fish, poultry and comforting winter cooking.  Use this versatile oil to add a burst of garlic and onion to pasta sauces and home-made mayonnaise.  Also ideal drizzled over lamb chops or used for basting roast meats and chicken.

San-J Tamari Soy Sauce

San-J Tamari Soy Sauce are available online through San-J.  San-J Tamari Soy Sauce is FODMAP Friendly and has great flavor enhancing properties. Made with 100% soy and no wheat, it has a richer, milder, more complex taste than regular soy sauce. Add Tamari to soups, gravies, sauces and casseroles. Use it as a marinade and in stir-fry dishes.


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