Since my “to do” list to get us ready for the beach is still way too long, I’m just going to get right down to business today— no jibber jabber, no shooting the breeze, we’re just going to talk meatballs. . . Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs to be exact.
We happen to love meatballs of any kind and these beauties were a hit at our house the other night. I love the fact they are made with ground chicken, made me feel a little less guilty after I inhaled way too many.
I served these with some sticky white rice and steamed fresh green beans . . .delicious! It was the perfect, simple, delicious meal!
You really need to give these a try!Print
These Teriyaki Chicken Meatballs are
- For the meatballs:
- 1 1/2 pounds ground chicken
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1/4 cup Panko breadcrumbs
- 1 tsp. minced garlic
- 2 tsp. minced fresh ginger
- 1 Tbsp. minced scallions
- 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
- 1/4 cup crushed pineapple ((juices drained, reserve the juice))
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1/4 tsp. black pepper
- For the sauce:
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup water
- 1/4 cup pineapple juice
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp. minced garlic
- 1 tsp. minced fresh ginger
- 1 1/2 tsp. cornstarch
- 1 Tablespoon water
- Preheat the oven to 500ºF. Generously spray a mini-muffin pan or baking dish with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, combine the ground chicken, milk, bread crumbs, garlic, ginger, scallions, soy sauce, crushed pineapple and pepper. Using your hands or a large spoon combine the meat mixture and then shape it into balls using 2 to 3 tablespoons of meat per meatball.
- Place the meatballs into the prepared pan and bake for 12 to 15 minutes until the meatballs are fully cooked.
- While the meatballs are baking, prepare the sauce: In a medium saucepan whisk together the soy sauce, water, pineapple juice, brown sugar, garlic and ginger over medium heat. Cook, whisking constantly, until the sugar has dissolved fully. In a small bowl, whisk together the cornstarch with the water and whisk it into the sauce. Simmer until it has thickened to the consistency of syrup, about 5 minutes.
- Remove the meatballs from the oven and transfer them into a large bowl. Pour the sauce on top and toss to coat. Serve immediately.
Recipe Source: Adapted slightly from Just A Taste