Firecracker Chicken Meatballs

Firecracker Chicken Meatballs

Spice up weeknight dinner!

Firecracker Chicken Meatballs

Firecracker Chicken Meatballs

YIELDS: 4 – 6 SERVINGS

PREP TIME: 0 HOURS 5 MINS

TOTAL TIME: 0 HOURS 30 MINS

INGREDIENTS

FOR THE MEATBALLS

  • 1 lb. ground chicken
  • 1/2 c. panko bread crumbs
  • 1/4 c. chopped chives, divided
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 egg
  • Kosher salt
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp. vegetable oil, for frying

FOR SAUCE

  • 1/2 c. hot sauce (such as Frank’s)
  • 1/4 c. lightly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • Kosher salt
  • Red pepper flakes

DIRECTIONS

  1. Form meatballs: In a large bowl, mix together ground chicken, panko bread crumbs, 2 tablespoons chives, garlic, and egg. Season mixture with salt and pepper, then form into small balls about the size of golf balls.
  2. Make sauce: In a medium bowl, whisk together hot sauce, brown sugar, and apple cider vinegar. Season with salt and red pepper flakes.
  3. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat vegetable oil. Add meatballs in a single layer and cook until seared all over, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Add sauce and bring to simmer. Simmer until sauce has thickened slightly and meatballs are cooked through, about 10 minutes.
  4. Garnish with remaining 2 tablespoons chives and serve warm.

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