Firecracker Chicken Meatballs

Ingredients  

Chicken Meatballs

  • ▢2 pounds ground chicken
  • ▢3 cloves garlic minced
  • ▢2 large eggs
  • ▢3/4 cup panko bread crumbs
  • ▢1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • ▢1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • ▢salt and pepper to taste

Firecracker Sauce

  • ▢1/2 cup hot sauce
  • ▢1 cup light brown sugar
  • ▢2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • ▢1/4 teaspoon salt
  • ▢red pepper flakes  optional

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 475 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with foil or parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl combine ground chicken, breadcrumbs, eggs, garlic, onion powder and paprika. Sprinkle with a bit of salt and pepper. Form into 22 meatballs (about 3 Tablespoons each).
  • In a saucepan, combine the sauce ingredients over medium high heat, allow to come to a boil, reduce the heat so it simmers. Let simmer for 8-10 minutes. Remove from heat and allow the sauce to cool. The sauce will thicken as it cools.
  • Place the meatballs on prepared baking sheet. bake for about 12 minutes or until the meatballs are completely cooked through.
  • Dip each individual cooked meatball into the sauce. Place back on the baking sheet and bake for an additional 1-2 minutes. Drizzle or brush with additional sauce and sprinkle with red pepper flakes if desired.

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