Total Time
19 Mins
8 servings (serving size: 2 meatballs and 1 tablespoon sauce)

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°.

Step 2

To prepare meatballs, combine first 9 ingredients in a large bowl; shape mixture into 16 (1 1/2-inch) meatballs.

Step 3

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add 8 meatballs to pan, and cook for 6 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove meatballs from pan, and arrange on the rack of a broiler pan coated with cooking spray. Repeat procedure with the remaining 8 meatballs.

Step 4

Bake at 425° for 7 minutes or until done.

Step 5

To prepare the sauce, combine soy sauce, basil leaves, green onions, juices, 1 1/2 teaspoons water, mirin, and red pepper in a small bowl. Serve sauce with meatballs. Garnish with basil leaves and additional chopped green onions, if desired.

Ratings & Reviews

Really loved the Asian flavor of the meatball

June 29, 2018
I made this tonight for dinner and we really liked it! It did go together easily although I realized that I only had a pound of ground chicken instead of the 1.5 pounds so even though everything was measured out per the recipe I had 1/5 pound less of chicken. It made up a dozen meatballs instead of the 16. Since it was just the two of us that was no problem. Everything was delicious though and even though I used 1 whole egg instead of 2 egg whites (really hate throwing out the yolks), they still turned out very good. I most definitely will make them again.

GAcook1's Review

August 22, 2011
I really liked these - I've made them for a cocktail party (went over very well) and as a main dish over soba noodles. I appreciate the substitutions others have suggested since not all of these ingreds are necessarily normal pantry items.

promogal's Review

January 22, 2011
This is an OK recipe, not sure if I'd make again though.

gretcheepoo's Review

February 04, 2011
I thought this was a fantastic dish. I made brown rice and served it as an entree. The only problem I had was that they stuck a little to the pan when I was browning them, but they were delicious & I'd certainly make them again.

Jessie123's Review

January 14, 2011
These were good and easy to make. I omitted the fish sauce. I browned them in a cast iron skillet which made them darker then in the picture but they were tasty, especially with the sauce. I will make these again.

desireevollans's Review

November 27, 2012
I really wanted to like this recipe but we just weren't crazy about it. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't great either. The sauce was very strong and the meatballs were good, but not great.

Melfish's Review

July 02, 2012

LouisePearl's Review

March 04, 2012
Delicious! My husband spiced the sauce up a bit more (as he always does) and we had it with coconut rice. This recipe is another keeper!

KippyK's Review

January 21, 2011
Tasty and they freeze well. Freeze the sauce and meatballs separately

Debbie17's Review

May 18, 2011
Didn't have as much flavor as I expected.