This Ginger Sesame Chicken Meatballs recipe is one of the delicious chicken meatballs made from scratch with a sweet and savory ginger sesame sauce! Let’s cook them in Asian style and get them ready in 30 minutes.

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Asian Chicken Meatballs (Sesame Ginger) Recipe by Easy Chicken Recipes

It’s never a bad time for meatballs, especially ones that are bursting full of flavor! These Asian-inspired chicken meatballs come together so quickly and easily. Perfect to serve as a crowd-pleasing appetizer or with rice and veggies for a well-balanced meal.

How To Make Asian Chicken Meatballs

Be sure to scroll down for the full recipe!

Prep: Pre heats the oven and line a large baking sheet with parchment.

Make: In a large bowl, combine all of the ingredients and form the mixture into balls, and place on the baking sheet.

Cook: Bake the meatballs until they are slightly browned and cooked through

Make the sauce: Whisk together the glaze ingredients and bring to a boil until it starts to thicken.

Finish: Pour the sauce over the cooked meatballs and serve.

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Sticky Sesame Ginger Sauce

The sauce that coats these delicious meatballs is full of flavor and it takes just minutes to make. It really takes these meatballs from good to amazing! It’s the perfect mix of sweet, salty, and tangy and it’s made with:

  • Soy sauce
  • Rice vinegar
  • Garlic
  • Honey
  • Sesame oil
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Can you make these ahead of time?

You can prep these Asian chicken meatballs a day or two before you plan to serve them, but it’s best not to add the glaze until you serve them.

You can roll the meatballs and before you bake them you can keep them in the fridge, covered for 2 to 3 days. Continue with the recipe when you are ready to serve.

You can also bake the meatballs ahead of time and keep them in an airtight container in the fridge. Warm them through in the oven before adding the sauce and serving. Take care to only reheat the meatballs once.

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How do you know when the meatballs are cooked?

The meatballs are done when the outside of them is slightly browned and they are cooked through, it should take between 15 and 20 minutes. You can break them apart to check that they are cooked through. If you have an instant-read thermometer it should register at 165ºF.

Tips To Make Asian Chicken Meatballs

  • Ensure that the ingredients for the meatballs are really well combined. It is preferred to mix everything with my hands to ensure everything is mixed thoroughly.
  • Line your baking sheet with parchment so that they don’t stick. It also makes cleaning up a breeze.
  • Roll the balls into even shapes and sizes so that they cook evenly.
  • If you prefer, you can also cook the meatballs in a skillet on the stovetop. Add a little oil to a medium-hot pan and cook for around 12 minutes while turning occasionally.

Other recipes you might like to try: Easy Chicken Chapli Kababs, Perfect Cheesy Cauliflower Breadsticks, Pesto Creamy Chicken Skillet

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Sesame Chicken Meatballs

Sesame Chicken Meatballs are baked in the oven and covered in sticky ginger, honey, and sesame glaze. Try it now.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Asian
Servings 4
Calories 349 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • ½ cup breadcrumbs
  • 4 green onions finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • ¼ tsp salt

FOR THE GLAZE:

  • cup soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic grated or minced
  • ¼ cup honey
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 2 tsp water

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.
  • Thoroughly combine all the ingredients for the meatballs in a large bowl.
  • Form the mixture into 24-30 meatballs and arrange on a large baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the meatballs are slightly browned on the outside and cooked through.
  • While the meatballs are baking, whisk together the glaze ingredients in a small saucepan.
  • Bring the mixture to a boil, whisking until the sauce begins to thicken. Reduce heat to low and continue to whisk occasionally until the meatballs are ready.
  • Pour the glaze over the meatballs on the baking sheet and toss to coat.
  • Serve meatballs as an appetizer or with rice and a vegetable.

Notes

NOTES
  • Ensure that the ingredients for the meatballs are really well combined. It is prefer to mix everything with my hands to ensure everything is mixed thoroughly.
  • Line your baking sheet with parchment so that they don’t stick. It also makes cleaning up a breeze.
  • Roll the balls into even shapes and sizes so that they cook evenly. You can use a small cookie scoop to get uniform sizes.
  • If you prefer, you can also cook the meatballs in a skillet on the stovetop. Add a little oil to a medium-hot pan and cook for around 12 minutes while turning occasionally.
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