Sweet + Sour Chicken Meatballs


Sweet and sour chicken meatballs that are FAILSAFE and delicious?! Oh my. 

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 15 mins Total Time 25 mins
Servings: 4


Sweet and sour chicken meatballs that are FAILSAFE and delicious?! Oh my. 


For the meatballs:

For the sauce:


  1. Combine meatball ingredients in a medium sized mixing bowl and mix together with your hands until everything is evenly incorporated.
  2. Preheat air fryer to 350°F/180°C. (If you’d prefer to do it in the oven, preheat to 375°F/190°C.)

  3. Roll chicken mixture into 12-15 balls and place into the tray of your air fryer. Cook for 10-12 minutes, turning halfway. (If using an oven, bake for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned on the outside and internal temperature reaches 160°F/75°C.)
  4. While the chicken is cooking, combine all sauce ingredients into a small sauce pan and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Allow to thicken, about 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside.
  5. Once meatballs are fully cooked, remove from the air fryer and place into sauce pan with sauce. Toss to coat.
  6. Serve with steamed rice and green beans, as a meatball sandwich with fried flatbread and some sautéed cabbage, or enjoy it as is!


This recipe is FAILSAFE and RPAH Elimination Diet friendly. It is also gluten free, dairy free, nightshade free, soy free, corn free, and low salicylate. 

Keywords: air fryer, chicken, dairy free, failsafe, gluten free, low salicylate, meatballs, nightshade free, rpah elimination diet, soy free