Juicy baked chicken meatballs dunked in a luscious Asian style sauce, these Honey garlic Meatballs are to die for.
About This Recipe
Delicious and full of flavor, Honey Garlic Meatball is an easy peasy recipe where baked meatballs are dunked into a delectable honey garlic sauce.
Top it off with some white sesame seeds, to make it look even more yummy. You can even make it dry to serve for appetizers or add some more gravy so that you can serve it for dinner along with rice.
Also if you are planning a get-together or a game day at your home, these meatballs are a perfect dish to serve, as everyone from the adults to kids enjoy it eating on a bed of steamed rice.
It is a perfect dish that tastes great even at room temperature and you can always prepare meatballs in advance so that you are not in the kitchen all the time.
You can already see, so many flavours in one gravy.
These Honey Garlic Meatballs are,
- Full of flavours
- Apt for weekday meals
- Easy to make
For the Meatballs – For this, you need minced chicken, egg, ginger, cilantro, onion, jalapeño, spring onion, garlic, panic bread crumbs, bread crumbs, salt and pepper.
For the gravy – These meatballs are added in a delicious gravy which is made of soy sauce, garlic, onion, tomato ketchup, red chilli paste, honey and cornflour.
This sweet spicy sauce tastes delicious with baked meatballs, making it irresistible.
Spring Onion Greens – Finish off the dish, by garnishing it with some spring onion greens on top.
Step By Step Recipe
Add the ingredients to make the meatball in the bowl and mix well.
Make small lemon sized balls from the mixture.
Pre heat the oven to 200 degrees C. Arrange the meatballs in a baking tray and bake for 15-20 minutes. Flip the meatballs once midway.
Heat butter and oil in a pan.
Add garlic and onion and fry for 2-3 minutes.
Add soy sauce, tomato ketchup, red chilli paste, honey and cornflour mixed in water. Cook for 30 seconds until the sauce thickens. Add some more water if the sauce is too thick.
Add the meatballs and coat them nicely with the sauce.
Sprinkle spring onion greens on top. Serve hot.
Frequently Asked Questions
These baked meatballs need about 15 to 20 minutes to bake. Here, I have prepared medium-sized meatballs. If you are making it bigger, you will probably need more time in the oven.
If you want to make a slow cooker version of these meatballs, then in a big bowl, add together the garlic, onions, honey, ketchup, soy sauce, and red chili paste.
Add the meatballs and toss to cover with the sauce. Cook on low for 3-4 hours, stirring occasionally.
Before 30 minutes, mix cornflour with water and add it in the sauce. Mix it well and let it cook for another 30 minutes.
Here, I have used chicken to make the meatballs, but you can also add mutton, pork, beef, or even turkey.
We don’t get the turkey in India easily, but if you somewhere outside India, you can try making these meatballs from Turkey. It tastes yummy!
I usually make these meatballs the night before, whenever I am planning to make it for a larger crowd.
I make the balls from the chicken mixture and keep them covered in the fridge until I am ready to bake them off the day of my event.
Once you bake them, it’s very easy to toss them in a delectable honey garlic sauce. You can actually call it an “Awesome Sauce”, yes its that yummmm!
You can add in grated zucchini or carrot, instead of bread crumbs. Squeeze out fully to remove the excess water, before adding to the mixture.
But personally, I would recommend you to add bread crumbs for the best results.
These Meatballs without the sauce stays good in the refrigerator for about 4-5 days when stored in an airtight container.
Make the sauce fresh, when about to serve as it is very easy to make and hardly takes any time.
These homemade meatballs freezes beautifully. Once you bake the meatballs, let them come to room temperature and then freeze them in an air tight container or ziplock freezer bags.
Once you want to use them again, thaw them and let it come to room temperature. Add them into any gravy, you are planning to make.
Serve these Honey Garlic Meatballs alone with Steamed Rice, Parsley and Black Pepper Rice or any other flavoured Continental Rice.
You can also serve it on the side with some simple Tossed Noodles. For a healthier option, serve it with Cauliflower Rice.
You can also insert some toothpicks in the meatballs and serve them as an appetiser on its own.
Honey Garlic Meatballs Recipe
For the Meatballs
- 300 g Chicken Mince
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tsp Ginger (Grated)
- 2 tbsp Cilantro (Chopped)
- 1/4 cup Onion (Finely Chopped)
- 1 tsp Jalapeno (Chopped)
- 1/4 cup Spring Onion (Finely Chopped)
- 1 tsp Garlic (Finely Chopped)
- 1 tsp Sesame Oil
- 1/2 cup Panko Bread Crumbs
- Salt & Pepper
For the Sauce
- 1 tbsp Butter
- 1 tbsp Olive Oil
- 2 tsp Garlic (Minced)
- 1/4 cup Onion (Finely Chopped)
- 2 tbsp Soy Sauce
- 1/2 cup Tomato Ketchup
- 2 tsp Red Chilli Paste
- 1/4 cup Honey
- 1 tbsp Cornflour
- 1/4 cup Water
- Salt to taste
- 2 tbsp Spring Onion Greens (Chopped)
For the Meatballs
- Add the ingredients to make the meatball in the bowl and mix well.
- Make small lemon sized balls from the mixture.
- Pre heat the oven to 200 degrees C.
- Arrange the meatballs in a baking tray and bake for 15-20 minutes.
- Flip the meatballs once midway.
For the sauce
- Heat butter and oil in a pan.
- Add garlic and onion and fry for 2-3 minutes.
- Add soy sauce, tomato ketchup, red chilli paste, honey and cornflour mixed in water.
- Cook for 30 seconds until the sauce thickens.
- Add some more water if the sauce is too thick.
- Add the meatballs and coat them nicely with the sauce.
- Sprinkle spring onion greens on top.
- Serve hot.