The hallmarks of Korean cuisine are garlicky, salty, and sweet flavors, so our essential ingredients here are garlic, lower-sodium soy sauce, and brown sugar. Serve the meatballs with store-bought kimchi and Quick Pickled Cucumbers to add characteristic heat and tang to the meal.
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 tablespoons canola oil
8 garlic cloves
3 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 400°.
Combine brown sugar, oil, and garlic in a food processor; process until finely ground. Add soy sauce, salt, and chicken; process until finely ground. Divide chicken mixture into 20 equal portions. With moist hands, shape each portion into a meatball.
Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Add 10 meatballs to pan; sauté 4 minutes, turning to brown meatballs on all sides. Arrange browned meatballs on a jelly-roll pan coated with cooking spray. Repeat procedure with remaining meatballs. Bake at 400° for 5 minutes or until done.