Asian Chicken Meatballs
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Slightly spicy, juicy Asian Chicken Meatballs, with a salty/sweet glaze are perfect to serve as an appetizer or as part of your savory party platter - make-ahead friendly recipe
Course: Appetizer
Servings: 6 People
Author: Linda Nortje
Ingredients
  • 1 slice White Bread crust removed and torn
  • 2 TB Soy Sauce
  • 600 g Ground Chicken ( 1 pound 5 ounces )
  • 1 t Chili Flakes crushed
  • 3-4 Spring Onions finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Cilantro chopped
  • 2 t Fresh Garlic crushed
  • 2 t Fresh Ginger finely grated
  • Salt and Black Pepper to taste
  • Oil for frying
GLAZE:
  • 1/4 cup Soy Sauce
  • 4 t Honey
  • 2 t Fresh Ginger finely grated
Instructions
  1. Soak the bread slice in the Soy Sauce

  2. Combine all the ingredients for the Meatballs and season to taste (remember the Soy Sauce is already salty)

  3. Roll into two dozen small meatballs - chill 15 minutes

  4. Heat Oil in a skillet and gently stir-fry the Chicken Meatballs until done and golden ( about 10 - 15 minutes ) - place on paper towels to drain excess oil - cool completely

GLAZE:
  1. Combine all the ingredients for the Glaze in a small saucepan - simmer until reduced and sticky

  2. Brush Glaze over Meatballs a few minutes before serving

Recipe Notes

Total time excludes cooling time

If making Meatballs in advance, keep cool until ready to serve - make the Glaze a few minutes before serving