These honey garlic meatballs are the perfect easy and delicious weeknight meal or meal prep! They’re made with a flavorful sauce, and hidden veggies!

A bowl of honey garlic meatballs with broccoli and rice ready to be eaten.

Ground chicken and turkey are one of my favorite meal prep hacks! There’s no chopping of the protein involved, and it’s easy to make tons of meals like one pan meals, nuggets, and meatballs! 

These honey garlic meatballs are going to be one of your new favorites. They’re so flavorful and easy to make, and they even have shredded carrots for a little extra boost of nutrients and fiber.

Why you’ll love this Honey Garlic Meatballs

  • A great meal prep option! They are easy to make and are great to make ahead.
  • They are so flavorful! The honey garlic sauce is so delicious and adds great flavor to the meatballs.

The Ingredients for Honey Garlic Meatballs

  • White Onion and Garlic. 
  • Carrots. These will be finely shredded for mixing into the meatballs.
  • Ground Chicken. You can sub ground turkey for it as well.
  • Coconut Flour. This helps bind the meatballs.
  • Sea Salt, Black Pepper, and Avocado Oil.
  • Coconut Aminos, Rice Vinegar, Honey, Garlic, Ginger, and Arrowroot Starch. These make the delicious honey garlic sauce.

All of the ingredients for honey garlic meatballs ready to be used.

How to Make these Honey Garlic Meatballs

  • Step One. Saute onions and garlic and set aside.
  • Step Two. Mix the sauted onions and garlic with the other meatball ingredients (leaving the sauce ingredients separate).
  • Step Three. Form and bake the meatballs.
  • Step Four. Make the sauce.
  • Step Five. Toss the meatballs in the sauce and enjoy!

Step by step photos of making honey garlic meatballs.

Tips & Tricks

  • Swap chicken for turkey if needed. Both work just fine in this recipe! 
  • Simmer the sauce until thick. You want to make sure the sauce is thick enough to coat the meatballs, but still saucy enough to scoop easily. 

What do you serve the honey garlic meatballs with?

I love to serve these with rice or cauliflower rice, and roasted broccoli. 

A bowl of honey garlic meatballs, broccoli, and rice with a fork take a bite out.
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Honey Garlic Meatballs

  • Author: Unbound Wellness
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x



For the meatballs

  • 2 tbsp avocado oil, divided
  • 1/4 white onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup carrot, finely shredded
  • 1 lb ground chicken (sub ground turkey)
  • 1 tbsp coconut flour
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper (omit for AIP)

For the sauce

  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 thumb ginger, grated
  • 1 1/2 tsp arrowroot starch


  • 1. Preheat the oven to 375 F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside
  • 2. Using a medium pan, heat 1 tbsp of avocado oil over medium-low heat. Saute the onion for 3-4 minutes or until lightly translucent. Add the garlic and saute for another 2 minutes. Set aside and allow to cool slightly.
  • 3. Add the ground chicken, carrot, coconut flour, salt, pepper, along with the remainder of the avocado oil and onion and garlic mixture. Mix well to combine.
  • 4. Form the mixture into meatballs and place on the baking sheet.  Bake in the preheated oven for 30-35 minutes, flipping halfway through. The internal temperature should read 165 F. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  • 5. To make the sauce, combine the ingredients in a large pan and whisk well. Bring to a low simmer and simmer for 3-5 minutes or until the mixture is thick and fragrant. Add the meatballs and toss to coat the meatballs in the sauce.
  • 6. Serve the meatballs over rice and with a side of a vegetable like broccoli. Top with chopped green onion and spoon extra sauce over the dish as desired!


All nutritional information are estimations and will vary. Estimations do not include optional ingredients.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 304
  • Fat: 16.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 20.3g
  • Fiber: 1.2g
  • Protein: 20.3g

Recipe by Michelle, Unbound Wellness. Photos by Modern Food Stories.