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Basil Chicken Meatballs with Caramelized Lemon & Grapes

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.

Yields 4 large meatballs

Basil Chicken Meatballs with Caramelized Lemon & Grapes

15 minPrep Time

30 minCook Time

45 minTotal Time

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  • 1lb ground chicken
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 sprigs basil
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp coconut flour
  • 2 cups green grapes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


  • Pre- heat oven to 400F.
  • Dice the onion, mince garlic, chop the basil & slice your lemon in to thin wedges.
  • Do not mix your diced veggies.
  • Heat olive oil in your skillet on medium heat, add in onion and lemon- stir occasionally until tender, aprx 8 minutes.
  • In the meantime mix: garlic, turmeric, salt, pepper & ground chicken.
  • Once well combined, add in an egg and the coconut flour.
  • After well combined, shape in to 4 large meatballs.
  • Add meatballs to the skillet, evenly spaced apart.
  • Add grapes & place skillet in the oven.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  • *You can also add other veggies to the skillet to beef up the meal, asparagus, yellow squash, sweet potato etc!



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2 Thoughts to “Basil Chicken Meatballs with Caramelized Lemon & Grapes”

  1. Susan
    Is the 1 lb chicken listed ground chicken? In directions, chicken is mentioned twice. I am confused.
    1. Yup, it's ground chicken. That's a typo. I'll fix it. :)

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