Recipe By Sophie
Published Apr 11th
Ginger Chicken Meatballs
Prep 25m Cook 15m Additional - Ready In 40m
Servings 4 servings Calories 255.9

This is a twist on the traditional meatball recipe. Enjoy! Top with sliced scallions.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground chicken (preferably dark meat)
  • ½ cup plain dry bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons peeled and minced fresh ginger
  • ⅓ cup minced scallions
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil, or as needed

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. 2 Mix ground chicken, bread crumbs, egg, ginger, minced scallions, soy sauce, sesame oil, garlic, and kosher salt together in a large bowl.
  3. 3 Form the mixture into 1 1/2-inch balls and arrange on the prepared baking sheet.
  4. 4 Brush the meatballs with canola oil. Bake in the preheated oven until browned and no longer pink in the center, about 13 minutes. Transfer to a platter.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 255.9
  • Carbohydrate 11.9 g
  • Cholesterol 106.8 mg
  • Fat 9.2 g
  • Fiber 1 g
  • Protein 29.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 1.5 g
  • Sodium 459.6 mg
  • Sugar 1.3 g

Chef's Notes

These can be served with an Asian chile sauce.


  1. Family and I liked this recipe, still trying to figure out what sauce to serve with it. We tried teriyaki, sweet chili sauce, hoisen and far soy was the winner Great meatball if you love ginger flavor
  2. The ginger is the first flavor that will hit your tongue. It reminded me of the inside of a dumpling, the filling! Yum, Yum, Yum! I served them with rice and a little Hoisin Sauce.
  3. These are pretty good my husband really liked the ginger flavor. I adjusted the meat to half ground chicken and half ground pork so it wouldn't dry out. I also reduced the oven temp to 375 and baked for about 20 mins. They didn't have enough salt so I had to sprinkle some on afterwards. - Read more ...