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Sesame Ginger Meatballs

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I whipped up some Asian meatballs for my book club last month. These flavorful Sesame Ginger Meatballs were made with chicken and served with Sriracha for a spicy kick.

Sesame Ginger Meatballs

Sesame Ginger Meatballs

I have a soft spot when it comes to meatballs—whether glazed with jelly and chili sauce or served with spaghetti and a tomato sauce, I am a huge fan. Two years ago, I prepared these Buffalo Chicken Meatballs with Blue Cheese Sauce when I hosted book club. More finger foods can be found on this book club menu.

When I spotted a recipe for Asian meatballs on the Food & Wine website, I knew I would serve them when I hosted again in March. I love any excuse to make meatballs!

With a generous amount of grated fresh ginger, garlic, sesame oil and soy sauce, these sesame ginger meatballs were perfectly seasoned. For those who needed an extra kick, I  had a bowl of Sriracha, or an Asian chile sauce for dipping.

Sesame Ginger Meatballs

Easy, Healthy and Impressive Asian Meatballs

All this recipe entailed was a bit of chopping, grating, stirring, rolling and baking. Next time I may even saute them for a bit more color, but nobody seemed to care and baking used minimal oil.

I used ground dark meat chicken for a big more flavor and with just a brushing of oil before baking. These Asian meatballs make for a relatively healthy appetizer. And a darn delicious one, too.

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Sesame Ginger Meatballs | Asian meatballs served with Sriracha

Sesame Ginger Meatballs

An easy Asian chicken meatball recipe flavored with sesame oil and fresh ginger

  • Author: Liz Berg
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 14 minutes
  • Total Time: 29 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Category: Appetizer, Chicken
  • Cuisine: Asian

Ingredients

  • Vegetable oil
  • 1 pound ground dark meat chicken
  • 1/2 cup fresh bread crumbs
  • 1/3 cup minced scallions ( plus extra sliced scallions to garnish, if desired)
  • 2 tablespoons peeled, grated fresh ginger
  • 1 egg
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Sriracha sauce, for serving

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 450° coat a rimmed baking sheet with a light coating of vegetable oil.
  2. Mix together the rest of the ingredients except the Sriracha sauce. Form 1 1/2 -inch balls and place on the prepared baking sheet. Brush the meatballs with oil and bake for about 14 minutes, until browned and cooked through.
  3. Garnish with scallions if desired. Serve with Sriracha.

Notes

Adapted from Food & Wine

 Here is a list of my book club’s selections over the past two decades. Hope you find some new reading material! I’d love to hear what you’ve been reading lately or a book you really love.

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31 comments on “Sesame Ginger Meatballs”

  1. I love the Asian inspired flavors here, what a tasty appetizer idea!

  2. I love everything about this recipe! I can’t wait to try it!

  3. I haven’t had meatballs for a while.. 🙂 these look really good 😀

  4. Oh yea, my kind of appy:@)

  5. I’ve never thought of making anything other than standard Italian meatballs, but I think these sound wonderful!

  6. I love Asian inspired flavors and food!!! love love love this sesame ginger meatballs recipe!!! looks so good, Liz!

  7. Ooo – those sound delicious Liz! I love chicken meat balls and this recipe looks like a winner. Sure wish I was part of that book club 🙂

  8. Sounds and looks wonderful. Glad that one can control the spiciness. 😉

  9. These are brilliant. I love that you used chicken in these. 🙂

  10. What a brilliant idea!

  11. Saw these on Facebook and MAN do they look good! I love a good meatball!

  12. Thanks for the recipe. I love meatballs, and am always looking for recipes that use chicken.

  13. Love that Sriracha garnish! What a terrific looking recipe — amazing stuff! Or is that amazballs? 😉 Anyway, really like this — thanks.

  14. I’m a sucker for meatballs too! These look wonderful, Liz, and I need to go check out those Buffalo Chicken meatballs too!

  15. Yep, lots of my favorite flavor components in a meatball, these sound amazing and the addition of Sriracha brilliant.

  16. Alllllllllllll the YEAS! 🙂
    Big fan of the Asian flavors, might make these on the weekend actually. 🙂 Love that you have used chicken rather than fish too. Do you make a lot of Asian inspired foods?

  17. I think everyone has a soft spot for meatballs! These would be the perfect snack on a high protein diet!

  18. These Asian inspired chicken meatballs look great…I love all the flavors in it…thanks for the inspiration Liz.
    Enjoy the rest of your week 🙂

  19. We enjoy meatballs but I have never tried Asian flavored ones. I will bookmark this recipe to try at home one of these days. They look super delish!

  20. Yummmm! I love every bite of it, Liz and fresh ginger always brings out the best flavor.

  21. The fresh ginger makes this truly flavorful! Love this Asian inspired meatballs! Pinned, too. 🙂

  22. I adore Asian flavor profiles, and you’ve done these up nicely, Liz. Sriracha and all!

  23. I love the ingredients in these sesame ginger meatballs. I love Asian food, I will put this on my list of recipes to try.

  24. Oh yum! These little meatballs sound scummy. Perfect finger food.
    I will be pinning these.
    We have just started a food sharing website and would love if you would submit these meatballs to our site. Thank you

  25. Sriracha splashed into chicken meatballs is a spectacular move! The Asian accents are spot on =) Saving this recipe and moving it to my must-make =)

  26. these look exquisite, darling!! xx

  27. Oh I love these and no doubt that the rest of the family would as well!

  28. Great idea for a meatball. Love the garlic and ginger flavors!

  29. These look so delicious Liz. I bet the book club was way more about the food than the book… LOL

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