Firecracker Chicken Meatballs: Can You Take The Heat?

April 9, 2018

Firecracker Chicken Meatballs
Serves 4
These chicken meatballs are so hot and spicy, we can't get enough!
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
30 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
30 min
  2. 1 lb. ground chicken
  3. 1/2 c. panko bread crumbs
  4. 1/4 c. chopped chives, divided
  5. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  6. 1 egg
  7. Kosher salt
  8. Pinch cayenne pepper
  9. 1 tbsp. vegetable oil, for frying
  11. 1/2 c. hot sauce (such as Frank's)
  12. 1/4 c. lightly packed brown sugar
  13. 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  14. Kosher salt
  15. Red pepper flakes
  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.
Adapted from Delish
Adapted from Delish | It's All In The Sauce
If you can’t take the heat, don’t worry, you can stay in the kitchen.


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