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Asian Sesame Chicken Meatballs

A spicy chicken meatball, bursting with Asian flavors. Perfect for topping rice, noodles, salads, or just as a high protein snack.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 294kcal


  • 3 teaspoons sesame oil divided
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup shallot minced
  • 1/4 cup ginger grated finely
  • 2 1/2 pounds boneless chicken breasts
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha (to taste - I use 1 1/2 tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds


  • Add 1 teaspoon sesame oil to a skillet, and saute garlic, ginger, and shallots for 8-10 minutes, until fragrant and softened.
  • Cut the chicken breasts into smaller pieces, and add to a food processor. Add the sauteed garlic, ginger, and shallots, and the rest of the seasonings. Process until the chicken is minced, and the seasonings are well mixed.
  • Spoon onto a cookie sheet making round balls, and sprinkle the tops with sesame seeds. Bake at 425 f (220 c) for 12 minutes, until meatballs are golden brown and cooked through.


To make sure I have the seasonings and spice exactly how I like them, I like to take a teaspoon or so of the mixture and cook it up in a pan. That way, if you prefer them to be more spicy, or want more flavor, you can adjust before you bake the whole batch.


Calories: 294kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 91mg | Sodium: 801mg | Potassium: 368mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 118IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 66mg | Iron: 2mg