Sriracha Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs

Sriracha Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs
Up next I have some spicy sriracha teriyaki chicken meatballs that are just perfect for both snacking on while watching the game and for dinner. Anything teriyaki starts out with a teriyaki sauce and I like to make my own, especially when it's a simple combination of salty soy sauce with something sweet like mirin or in this case brown sugar. (Teriyaki sauce usually also contains sake but it's ok to omit it here.) These meatballs begin as you would expect with some ground chicken along with an egg and breadcrumbs as binders and they are seasoned with green onions, garlic, ginger and a touch of the tasty homemade teriyaki sauce. When I think about things teriyaki I often think about adding pineapple since it's such a fabulous combination so these meatballs also contains some crushed pineapple and the teriyaki sauce uses pineapple juice! Once the meatballs are assembled they just take a few minutes in the oven to bake, then you toss them in the teriyaki sauce and you are in teriyaki chicken meatball heaven! Serve with toothpicks and extra sriracha chili sauce if desired!

Sriracha Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs
Their just as good for dinner as they are for snacking!

Sriracha Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs

Sriracha Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs

Sriracha Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs

Sriracha Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs
Sriracha Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs

Sriracha Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs

Prep Time: 5 minutes Cook Time: 25 minutes Total Time: 30 minutes Servings: 6

Tasty chicken and pineapple meatballs in a pineapple teriyaki sauce spiked with sriracha chili sauce!

    For the teriyaki sauce:
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce (tamari for gluten-free)
  • 1/4 cup pineapple juice
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha (or to taste)
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • For the meatballs:
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs (gluten-free for gluten-free)
  • 1/4 cup crushed pineapple, juices drained
  • 1/4 cup green onion, finely sliced
  • 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce (see above)
  • 2 teaspoons garlic, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, grated
    For the teriyaki sauce:
  1. Mix all of the ingredients, bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer until the sugar melts and the sauce thickens a bit, about 3-5 minutes.
  2. For the meatballs:
  3. Mix all of the ingredients, roll into 1-2 tablespoon balls, place on a baking sheet and bake in a preheated 400F/200C oven until cooked and lightly golden brown, about 20-25 minutes.
  4. Toss the meatballs in teriyaki sauce and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts: Calories 202, Fat 7g (Saturated 2g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 96mg, Sodium 941mg, Carbs 19g (Fiber 0.3g, Sugars 14g), Protein 16g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam


Angie Schneider said...

These meatballs look droolworthy!! Can't wait to make this.

Maria said...

Some good hot and sweet flavors going on!

Beth Sachs said...

Amazing photo's Great recipe

sarah smith said...

very delicious!We love chicken teriyaki
There is so much flavor packed into this quick meal!

Razz said...

Do the green onions go in the meatball or just sprinkled on top?

Kevin Lynch said...

Razz: The green onions in the recipe go into the meatballs. You can add extra for garnish as seen in the photos is you desire. Enjoy!

Andrew Reynolds said...

These were fantastic, easy to make and so delicious. My grocery didn't have ground chicken so I used ground turkey instead and they came out perfect!

Kasey Cree said...

I just made these...all I can say is OMG!!!!!!! My son and daughter-in-law are coming over for supper tonight, I was going to make pizza until I saw this recipe in my inbox...they will be so surprised. Once again Kevin, you hit it out of the park!!!!!

Kevin Lynch said...

Kasey Cree: I'm glad you like them!

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