Asian Chicken Meatballs

I started my new job this week! On top of running this food blog, my favorite job, I am also a registered CT technologist. I haven’t been working as a CT tech for a few months as we were getting settled in our move to Texas. So it was time to get back out there! I decided to work PRN, which is one of the perks in working in healthcare, so I still have time to work on my blog and spend time with the fam.

Asian Chicken Meatballs

My first week at work was a success, however I was quickly reminded that I absolutely need to prep meals and snacks for the week to avoid eating junk. I was able to whip up a few quick meals to grab and these meatballs were on the list.

Asian Chicken Meatballs

I threw them together in about 10 minutes… Easy peasy! You could eat them as a snack or as a meal with some fresh or roasted veggies. They would also taste great over quinoa or rice. Eat them anyway you like, they are deeeeelish!

Asian Chicken Meatballs

Adapted from Gimme Some Oven

Asian Chicken Meatballs
Serves 4
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
15 min
Total Time
25 min
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
215g
Amount Per Serving
Calories 458
Calories from Fat 222
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g
39%
Saturated Fat 6g
29%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
Cholesterol 168mg
56%
Sodium 851mg
35%
Total Carbohydrates 25g
8%
Dietary Fiber 3g
12%
Sugars 8g
Protein 35g
Vitamin A
3%
Vitamin C
3%
Calcium
8%
Iron
17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. For the Meatballs
  2. 1 pound ground chicken
  3. 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  4. 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs
  5. 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, grated (use 1/2 teaspoon if using dry)
  6. 1 egg
  7. 1 garlic clove, minced
  8. 1/4 cup green onions, thinly sliced
  9. Toasted sesame seeds for garnish

  10. For the Sauce
  11. 1/3 cup hoisin sauce
  12. 1/4 cup peanut butter
  13. 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  14. 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  15. 1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated
  16. 4 tablespoons water (or more til sauce reaches desired thickness)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl add all ingredients for the meatballs EXCEPT the sesame seeds and mix until well combined. Shape into approximately 1 1/2 inch sized meatballs. Place on baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown and no longer pink.
  3. While the meatballs are baking add all of the ingredients for the sauce to a medium sized sauce pan. Heat sauce over medium low and gently stir until peanut butter is melted and sauce is combined.
  4. Remove meatballs from the oven and add to sauce and gently mix until meatballs are covered in sauce. Place on serving dish and top with sesame seeds.
Adapted from Gimme Some Oven
Adapted from Gimme Some Oven
Kim's Healthy Eats http://www.kimshealthyeats.com/

6 thoughts on “Asian Chicken Meatballs

  1. I have to admit, I was a little hesitant to use ground chicken for a while. I don’t really know why, it just looks a little unappetizing I guess. But it is so lean I eventually gave in. Chicken burgers has become one of our favorite healthy meals, but these chicken meatballs look divine! I am definitely trying these!

    1. Haha! Same here! I always went for ground turkey for burgers and recently started making chicken burgers. What was I waiting for… Chicken burgers have soooo much more flavor! Hope you enjoy the meatballs, we loved them!

  2. Really yummy. I doubled the meatballs with the same amount of sauce and added ground red peppers for a kick. So yum I made it twice in one week! Thank you for the amazing recipe.

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