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picture of sweet and sour meatballs with fried rice gluten free

I don’t know about you but everything about meatballs and sweet & sour usually doesn’t sound gluten free. So you can understand why I am so excited about this gluten free recipe! These meatballs are super easy and taste amazing. Even my husband who doesn’t eat gluten free loved these. The best part is they only have to cook for 5 minutes from frozen!

picture of sweet and sour meatballs with fried rice gluten free

I used Fosters Frozen Chicken Meatballs because they are gluten free. All you have to do is throw the meatballs into the instant pot and pour sweet & sour sauce on them, put the lid on and its ready to cook. I set mine on manual high pressure for 5 minutes. Then did a quick release


Instant Pot Gluten Free Sweet & Sour Meatball Recipe

If you do not have an instant pot I am sure you could put these in a slow cooker as well! You can’t really mess up this easy recipe.

What You Need:

  • 1/2 bag of Fosters Frozen Chicken Meatballs
  • One full bottle of La Choy Sweet & Sour Sauce
  • About 1/2 a cup of water


  1. Put the frozen meatballs directly into the instant pot.
  2. Dump the sweet & sour sauce over the meatballs. Make sure they are completely covered in sauce.
  3. I felt like I needed to add some water to make sure the meatballs were totally covered in sauce. Also, I know its important to have liquid for the instant pot to come to pressure. It made the perfect sauce consistency when it was all done!
  4. Secure the lid on & set to manual pressure high for 5 minutes.
  5. When it is done do a quick release. (They don’t need to sit after it’s done).

While the meatballs were cooking I made a quick fried rice dish to go with the meatballs.

Meagan’s Easy Gluten Free Fried Rice

  1. Throw some microwavable basmati rice in the microwave for 90 seconds.
  2. Throw some frozen veggies (I used about 1/4 of a bag) in a frying pan and defrost.
  3. Then add 2 scrambled eggs to the frozen veggies and cook until the eggs are done.
  4. Add in your packet of rice to the veggie and egg mix.
  5. Just stir it all around and it’s good to go!
  6. I add some braggs amino acids for some flavor. I use this because it’s gluten free.

Both the rice and the meatballs got done around the same time. We had this for dinner and I also had enough left over to have for lunches the next day too!

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