7 months ago

Appetizer idea: Kung Pao Chicken Meatballs

These little meatball appetizers will get everyone talking! You can make them with ground chicken or ground turkey.


For the meatballs

  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • ⅓ cup yellow onion, finely diced
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup white whole wheat flour (or another flour of your choice)
  • ⅓ cup rolled oatmeal
  • 1 tablespoon Sriracha
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic

For the kung pao sauce

  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons Sriracha
  • 2 tablespoons chili paste
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • Scallions, chopped (optional), for topping


  1. Heat oven to 400 F and spray a baking sheet with cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. Place all meatball ingredients into a large bowl and mix until combined.
  3. Make 1-inch meatballs and place them on a baking sheet. Tip: moisten your hands with water to make handling the raw meat easier.
  4. Bake meatballs for 25-28 minutes, or until tops begin to turn golden brown.
  5. While meatballs are cooking, mix all the kung pao ingredients together in a small bowl.
  6. Once the meatballs have cooled slightly, toss in the sauce. Serve hot, topped with chopped scallions.

Recipe adapted from Fit Foodie Finds