Thai Chicken Meatballs

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A Kendall Oberto Recipe

Thai Chicken Meatballs


Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 10 min./batch Servings: 12 servings Source:


1/2 cup sweet chili sauce

2 tablespoons lime juice

2 tablespoons ketchup

1 teaspoon soy sauce

1 large egg, lightly beaten

3/4 cup panko bread crumbs

1 green onion, finely chopped

1 tablespoon minced fresh cilantro

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1 pound lean ground chicken


This recipe comes from the Taste of Home website. I made it as an appetizer and served it with the chili sauce in the recipe (which is sweet) as well as my spicy peanut sauce.


Preheat air fryer to 350° (if you have no air fryer, see note below). In a small bowl, combine chili sauce, lime juice, ketchup and soy sauce; reserve 1/2 cup for serving. In a large bowl, combine egg, bread crumbs, green onion, cilantro, salt, garlic powder and remaining 4 tablespoons chili sauce mixture. Add chicken; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into balls. I made tiny little meatballs with a baby scoop that holds 1 tablespoon so I could serve them with toothpicks . You can make them whatever size you like, just make sure they are fully cooked before serving.

In batches, arrange meatballs in a single layer on greased tray. Spray tops with a little cooking spray. Cook until lightly browned, 4 minutes. Turn and cook until lightly browned and cooked through, 4-5 minutes longer. Serve with reserved sauce; sprinkle with additional cilantro.


I have an air fryer and love it for the convenience and crispy results but you could also pan fry or bake these. As a general rule of thumb, for conversion from oven to air fryer one should reduce the temperature by 25 degrees F and the cooking time by 20%. Hence if using a traditional oven, increase the temperature to 375 and cook for 10-12 minutes.


1 meatball: 98 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 43mg cholesterol, 369mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 0 fiber), 9g protein.

Go to for the dipping sauce that pairs so well with these meatballs.

Happy Eating!!


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