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Firecracker Chicken Meatballs

Super Easy Baked Firecracker Chicken Meatballs. The perfect blend of spicy and sweet! They make a great appetizer or main dish!

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 22 meatbals
Calories: 117kcal
Author: Jill


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


  • 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.


Serving: 22g | Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 226mg | Potassium: 251mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 59IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 1mg