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Honey Sriracha Chicken Meatballs Recipe – juicy homemade chicken meatballs with a simple sweet and  hot honey Sriracha sauce.

Great for an appetizer or a main dish.Honey Sriracha Chicken Meatballs Recipe

This Honey Sriracha Chicken Meatballs Recipe is so good!

I’ll also share some tips on how to make juicy and delicious meatballs out of boneless skinless chicken breast.

You can serve these meatballs for an appetizer or a main dish, over a salad or in a grain bowl.

I rarely make meatballs and this needs to change.

I used to think that they are very time consuming, but if you are organized, they should’t take a long time.

So much better than store bought meatballs and of course less expensive.

Honey Sriracha Chicken Meatballs Recipe

All you need is: chicken breast, egg, bread, onion, garlic powder, salt and pepper.

You can use a food processor (recommended) to grind the meat, meat grinder or a powerful blender.

I like my Kitchen Aid food processor and it does a great job for recipes like this.

Honey Sriracha Chicken Meatballs Recipe

The honey-Sriracha combination is definitely a winner.

This honey Sriracha chicken quinoa bowl is the perfect example.

The way I make honey-Striacha sauce is extremely easy.

All you need is honey, Sriracha hot sauce and lemon juice.

Honey Sriracha Chicken Meatballs Recipe

If you are not a fan of Sriracha, you can use another sauce of your choice for these chicken meatballs.

Honey Sriracha Chicken Meatballs Recipe

Tips for making these Honey Sriracha Chicken Meatballs (most of them I’ve learned from my grandmother):

  • Keeping the meat juicy is very important, this is why I used 1 slice of bread, soaked in water, instead of breadcrumbs.
  • The bread helps the meat stick together, but keeps it moist on the inside at the same time.
  • Use grated onion (with the juice), this brings a great flavor and extra juiciness.
  • I know it is easier to chop the onion, but trust me, grated onion works better.
  • Take the time and grate some onion.
  • Cook in a skillet on the stove top over medium-high heat to lock in the juiciness and create a nice crust on the outside.
  • I know some people like to bake their meatballs instead of fry them, but frying (cooking on the stove top in some oil) produces more-delicious meatballs.

I know grilling season is approaching, but this Honey Sriracha Chicken Meatballs Recipe is a great year-round recipe.

Some other appetizers you may like are this Easy Grilled Octopus and these Oven Baked Zucchini Cakes.

If you are looking for other fun and tasty meatball recipes, these Venison Meatballs from Running to the Kitchen are a delicious, hearty and comforting meal, that is worth trying.

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Honey Sriracha Chicken Meatballs Recipe

Honey Sriracha Chicken Meatballs Recipe - juicy homemade chicken meatballs with a simple sweet and hot honey Sriracha sauce. Great for an appetizer or a main dish.
Prep: 15 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 30 minutes
Servings: 20


  • 1 lb (500 grams) boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 egg
  • 1 garlic clove, , presses
  • 1 small onion, , grated
  • 1 slice white bread, , soaked in water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • black pepper to taste, (optional)
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil for cooking

For the sauce:

  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup Sriracha
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger, (optional)


For the sauce:

  • Combine all ingredients in a small sauce pan. Cook on medium heat for 5-6 minutes, until the sauce gets hot and thickens.

For the meatballs:

  • In a food processor or blender add chicken and process until ground. Add egg, bread, garlic, onion, salt and pepper and process until combined.
  • Transfer to a bowl and mix with your hands.
    Using a small cookie scoop (about 2 tbsp) shape balls (roll with wet hands) and place them on a plate.
  • Heat 1 tbsp oil (you may need more) in a skillet over medium heat. Cook meatballs 3-4 minutes per side and carefully turn, cooking time may vary depending on the type of skillet used. Cook meatballs until cooked through and golden.
  • Pour sauce over meatballs and toss to combine.
    Garnish with sesame seeds, chopped cilantro and lime or lemon wedges.


Calories: 41kcal, Carbohydrates: 8g, Cholesterol: 8mg, Sodium: 126mg, Potassium: 15mg, Sugar: 7g, Vitamin A: 10IU, Vitamin C: 0.8mg, Calcium: 6mg, Iron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
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Honey Sriracha Chicken Meatballs Recipe


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Hi! I'm Mira.

I share simple, mostly low-carb and Keto recipes, that don't take a lot of time to make and use mostly seasonal, easy to find ingredients. I'm a supporter of healthy eating, but you'll also find some indulgent treats too.

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  1. Is it bad that I want these meatballs for breakfast?! These look amazing, Mira! I love chicken meatballs, and the fact that you used sriracha and honey sounds just incredible. What a perfect appetizer or main dish. And gorgeous pictures!

  2. You know when I see the word ‘meatball’ I stop in my tracks! These look amazing, Mira! I love that glaze!!

  3. I love to make chicken meatballs and these have so much flavor. I’m loving the sauce

  4. Wow these look fantastic and low calories too I will definitely be giving these a try

  5. Thanks for the recipe! I made this and my family liked it! I did some adjustments though because my initial try was too spicy when I added 1/2 cup of Sriracha! My ears and nose were on fire. Lol. On my second try I only added 1/4 cup and the spiciness was just right. By yhe way, I used Sriracha from Thailand

    1. Hi,
      Thank you for your comment! Glad you liked it! Yes, the recipe suggests to start with 1/3 cup of Sriracha, since it can get too spicy! Gad you were able to figure it out!