Baked Chicken Meatballs in Spicy Orange Sauce | How to make Baked Chicken Meatballs in Spicy Orange Sauce

By Priti Shetty Naiga  |  8th Mar 2016  |  
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About Baked Chicken Meatballs in Spicy Orange Sauce Recipe

This extra moist meatballs are baked and then tossed in a sweet, tangy and spicy glaze. These baked meatballs taste awesome on its own and is a great healthy option. I am sure you guys are gonna love this sweet, spicy and tangy meatballs. I had come across this recipe at Kelly Senyei's- Just a Taste site few months back. As oranges were in the season, I wanted to try them right away. Enjoy!

Baked Chicken Meatballs in Spicy Orange Sauce

Ingredients to make Baked Chicken Meatballs in Spicy Orange Sauce

  • For the Meatballs:
  • 500 grams minced chicken
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons ginger, minced
  • 2 tablespoons spring onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 red chillies, finely chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • For the Sauce:
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ginger, minced
  • 2 teaspoons crushed Red Chili Flakes
  • 1 and 1/4 cup Orange Juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup Hoisin Sauce

How to make Baked Chicken Meatballs in Spicy Orange Sauce

  1. To prepare the meatballs, preheat the oven to 260 degrees celsius. Spray a mini-muffin pan or baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a small bowl, stir together the milk and panko breadcrumbs and let it sit for 5 minutes.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the ground chicken, garlic, ginger, spring onions, soy sauce, chili, salt, pepper and soaked breadcrumbs. Use your hands to thoroughly combine the meat mixture.
  4. Shape it into balls using 2 to 3 tablespoons of meat per meatball. Place the shaped meatballs into the prepared pan and bake it for 12 to 15 minutes or until the meatballs are fully cooked.
  5. While the meatballs are baking, prepare the sauce.
  6. To prepare the sauce, in a sauce pan, take the orange juice and sugar. Stir in a low flame until the sugar has dissolved. Now turn the heat to medium-high and let it cook for 5-8 mins until the juice has concentrated and reduced to half.
  7. Add olive oil to a small saucepan over medium-low heat. Then add the garlic and ginger and cook, stirring, for about 2 minutes until it turns golden brown.
  8. Add the red pepper flakes, concentrated orange juice and hoisin sauce. Cook, while stirring occasionally for 5 minutes until the sauce has thickened slightly.
  9. Remove the meatballs from the oven and transfer them into a large bowl. Pour the sauce on top and toss to coat.
  10. Serve them hot immediately with some fried rice.

My Tip:

NOTE: You can also use minced Turkey instead of Chicken. You can skip Step 1 for the sauce and use 3/4th cup Orange Marmalade instead. I wanted a semi gravy for this recipe. But if you want it a little dry and you are using fresh orange juice like me, then let the juice concentrate and cook for a few more minutes.

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