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Asian Chicken Meatballin'

Updated: Jul 22, 2021

If you like Hoisin sauce, or if you've never tried it, then this recipe is a MUST.

Hoisin is a thick, sweet and salty sauce used often in Asian and Cantonese cuisine. It's a dark brown color and can be found on meats, in dipping sauces, stir fry, and a large variety of other foods.

These meatballs are full of sweet flavor and Asian cuisine satisfaction. With a toothpick, they would be perfect for catering at parties. They can also go on plain rice or noodles to spice up something simple.

Follow this easy recipe for your next enjoyable kitchen experiment:

  1. Preheat your over to 425 degrees.

  2. For the meatballs: combine 1 pound ground chicken meat, 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs, 3 cloves minced garlic, 1/3 cup chopped scallions, 1 egg, 2 teaspoons fresh grated ginger, 2 teaspoons sesame oil, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon black pepper.

  3. Roll your meatballs into desired size (I made 18).

  4. Bake your meatballs until browning on top (15-20 minutes). In the meantime, whisk in a medium bowl: 1/4 cup Hoisin sauce, 2 tablespoons lime juice, 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce, 2 teaspoons sesame oi and 1 teaspoon fresh ginger. Ina separate bowl, combine 1.5 tablespoons Panko and 2 teaspoons sesame seeds.

  5. Place warm meatballs in sauce and mix until evenly coated. Top with the dry mixture.

  6. Plate your meatballs and top with chopped scallions for extra flavor and colorful appearance.

  7. Enjoy :)


  • I used chicken, not turkey meat.

  • I added the Panko and Sesame seeds to the sauce before coating the meatballs- still delicious). I'm guessing, as said in the recipe, they would have been better with the extra Panko and sesame seeds added after the sauce (as instructed above).

  • I used regular sesame oil, instead of toasted, since I did not have this on hand.

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